Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram also criticised the prime minister for his 'Didi-O-Didi' remark, asking if this is the manner in which the prime minister should refer to a chief minister.
Shah blames Mamata for Sitalkuchi violence, says her 'advice to gherao central forces instigated attack'
Noting that polling in the first three phases was by and large peaceful, Amit Shah appealed to all the political parties to abide by the Election Commission rules in the next four phases.
The highest turnout of 79.73 per cent was registered in Cooch Behar district, followed by 76.2 per cent polling in Hoogly.
In a preliminary report, the police said Central Industrial Security Force personnel opened fire after a group of 200-odd villagers allegedly attacked them and tried to snatch their weapons.
A first-time voter was shot dead by unidentified persons outside a polling booth in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district.
Mamata Banerjee-led TMC had joined hands with the Congress to oust the Left Front from power in 2011.
Sitting on a wooden chair in his small book store, Surojit Dey was looking at the BJP roadshow marching along the arterial road of Alipurduar.
EC had issued her a notice over alleged appeal for votes along communal lines, saying it was in violation of the model code and the Representation of the People Act.
Anti-Romeo sqauds were launched in Uttar Pradesh to ensure 'safety of women' soon after Adityanath assumed power in 2017.
Addressing a public meeting in Hooghly district, Mamata Banerjee alleged central forces are working on instructions of the 'Union Home Ministry run by Amit Shah.'
Bengal polls: BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty denied roadshow in Kolkata's Behala, workers hold protest
BJP leader and Bollywood superstar Mithun Chakraborty, however, led a roadshow in Tollygunj constituency for Union minister Babul Supriyo.
The voting in this phase of elections will be held in 31 Assembly constituencies in three districts - eight in Hooghly, seven in Howrah and 16 in South 24 Parganas.
Steer clear of trap laid by BJP-aided party from Hyderabad and its Bengal ally, Mamata Banerjee tells people
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of engineering communal strife in the state to win the assembly elections.
BJP alleged that people enjoying protection from the Mamata Banerjee-led government have been running an extortion racket in Bengal.
West Bengal Assembly elections: TMC candidate Koushani Mukherjee courts controversy as video goes viral
TMC Minister Sashi Panja said part of Koushani Mukherjee's comments were kept in the edited video but not the entire footage.