Kolkata, Apr 1 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 46 WB-POLL-LDALL SITUATION Over 80 per cent voter turnout, violence in second phase, Mamata alleges Central forces helping BJP at Shah's behest Nandigram/ Kolkata: A large voter turnout of more than 80 per cent despite sporadic incidents of violence and allegations of vote fraud on Thursday marked the second phase of West Bengal assembly polls.

CAL 43 WB-LD PM-RALLY Modi makes Hindutva pitch in Bengal, slams TMC over antipathy for 'chotiwalas' Joynagar/Uluberia: 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 41 WB-POLL-2NDLD MAMATA-NANDIGRAM Central forces helping BJP under instructions from Amit Shah: Mamata Nandigram: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the central forces deployed in her Nandigram constituency of helping the BJP under instructions of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

CAL 42 WB-TMC-EC TMC writes to EC, alleges CRPF men misbehaved with women voters in Nandigram Kolkata: Alleging that a few Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on Thursday 'misbehaved' with women voters at a polling booth in Bengal's Nandigram constituency, the TMC urged the Election Commission to take immediate action against the offenders.

CAL 44 AS-POLL-BASUMATARY BPF candidate joins BJP in the midst of polls in Assam Guwahati: Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) candidate Rangja Khungur Basumatary Thursday joined BJP ahead of the third phase of poll in Assam when the constituency in which he is a contestant is slated to go to the poll.

CAL 45 AS-POLL-CONGRESS Will reach majority mark in Assam from results of first 2 phases: Congress Guwahati: The Congress on Thursday claimed that the alliance led by it will reach the majority mark of 64 in the 126-member Assam Assembly from the results of the first two phases of the election as the people of the state have responded to its 'positive campaign'. PTI RG RG