West Bengal Lok Sabha polls phase 5: 62.72% voter turnout recorded till 3pm amid incidents of violence

62.72% voter turnout was recorded in West Bengal’s Phase 5 Lok Sabha polls till 3pm. Incidents of violence between TMC and BJP reported in Barrackpore, Bongaon, and Arambagh. Clashes erupted in Khanakul over polling agents, with crude bombs found. TMC’s Mitali Bag accused BJP of voter intimidation, countered by BJP’s Arup Kanti Digar. Sporadic violence reported in Howrah, including booth jamming clashes.

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