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Brisk polling recorded in assembly by-poll in West Bengal

Santosh Pathak is the Congress candidate and Faiyaz Ahmed Khan is the CPI(M) nominee from the seat.

Over 62 per cent polling was recorded in Basirhat Dakshin while nearly 40 per cent voters exercised their franchise in Chowringhee assembly constituency here till 2 PM.

CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose alleged that the party’s booth camp office at Sealdah area under Chowringhee constituency was attacked by TMC activists in which some party workers including two women were injured.

State Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta when asked said a minor scuffle had taken place and the matter has been taken care of by the security personnel.

Election Commission sources said Basirhat Dakshin in North 24 Paraganas district recorded 62.8 per cent polling, while it was 39 per cent in Chowringhee constituency.

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Trinamool Congress has fielded Nayna Bandyopadhyay, wife of party leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay, from Chowringhee seat while BJP has put up Ritesh Tiwari. Santosh Pathak is the Congress candidate and Faiyaz Ahmed Khan is the CPI(M) nominee from the seat.

Former footballer Dipendu Biswas is Trinamool candidate while BJP has fielded Samik Bhattacharya. Asit Majumder and Mrinal Chakrabarty are contesting from Basirhat Dakshin as Congress and CPI(M) candidates respectively.