Kolkata, Apr 1 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 37 WB-LD POLL-SITUATION Sporadic violence mars second phase polling, Mamata hits out at EC over inaction to complaints Nandigram/ Kolkata: Heavy voting amidst sporadic violence, marked the second phase of polling to the West Bengal assembly, as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the Election Commission over inaction to complaints filed by her party.

CAL 21 AS-LD PM RALLY People in Assam have shown Congress-led alliance 'red card': PM Kokrajhar: Drawing a football analogy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed the people of Assam have shown the 'red card' to the Congress-led Grand Alliance in the state.

CAL 38 WB-PM-RALLY Modi makes strong Hindutva pitch in Bengal, slams TMC over antipathy for 'chotiwalas' Joynagar: Making a strong Hindutva pitch at the hustings in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday attacked TMC leaders for calling those wearing saffron, sporting tilak and choti as 'rakshas', and declared he does not believe in 'seasonal faith'.

CAL 19 AS-POLL-LD SITUATION Assam sees peaceful polling in phase two Silchar/ Morigaon: The situation in Assam was peaceful with a significant number of voters turning up during the morning hours to exercise their franchise in the 39 seats where voting was underway in the second phase on Thursday.

CAL 10 WB-BJP-DEATH BJP worker found dead in Nandigram Nandigram: A BJP worker was found hanging at his home in Nandigram in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district on Thursday, triggering tension in the area amid the high-profile election here, police said.

CAL 7 WB-VISVA BHARATI-PM Visva-Bharati VC writes to PM for security, alleges TMC leader threatened him Kolkata: Visva-Bharati university Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to take steps for ensuring his safety, alleging that Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal has threatened him.

CAL 5 WB-TMC-DEATH TMC worker stabbed to death in Bengal's Keshpur, 7 arrested Keshpur: A Trinamool Congress worker was allegedly stabbed to death in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district in the early hours of Thursday, hours before polling started in the area, police said.

CAL 36 BH-COURT-MAMATA Complaint filed in Bihar court against Mamata for 'goons from Bihar' remark Muzaffarpur: A complaint was filed on Thursday against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before a court here, assailing the alleged disparaging remarks she recently made about people from Bihar during campaigning for assembly elections.

CAL 39 WB-MAMATA-GUV Mamata dials Bengal guv, alleges TMC supporters not being allowed to cast vote Kolkata: TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that she had dialled Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and a senior Election Commission (EC) official to inform them about certain poll-related issues, but refused to divulge the details. PTI RG RG