Kolkata, Apr 12 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 26 WB-PM-2LD RALLY Mamata 'clean bowled' in Nandigram, her 'innings over' in Bengal: Modi Bardhaman/Kalyani/Barasat: Invoking Constitution and B R Ambedkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday pilloried Mamata Banerjee over a TMC leader likening the scheduled castes in West Bengal to beggars and claimed she could not have made the 'seriously objectionable' comment without the permission of the chief minister.

CAL 28 WB-MAMATA-EC Mamata to stage dharna in Kolkata to protest EC's decision Kolkata: Lashing out at the Election Commission over its decision to bar her from campaigning for 24 hours, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she would stage a dharna in the city on Tuesday to protest against the poll panel's 'unconstitutional decision'.

CAL 21 WB-FIRING-SANJUKTA MORCHA No video of Cooch Behar episode, EC's clean chit to CISF based on hypothetical reports: Biman Bose Kolkata: Stressing that the Election Commission's integrity should never come into question, the Sanjukta Morcha - a three-party alliance of the Left, Congress and the ISF - on Monday sought to know what prompted the poll panel to support the CISF version of the Cooch Behar firing episode as no footage of the incident is yet available.

CAL 22 WB-FIRING-BJP LEADER Central forces could have shot dead more than 4 in Cooch Behar to stop vote rigging: BJP leader Kolkata: A day after Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh courted a controversy as he warned of more Cooch Behar-like killings, another senior leader of the party, Rahul Sinha, said on Monday that the central forces, if deemed fit, could have shot dead more than four persons in the district in its bid to thwart attempts of vote rigging.

CAL 24 WB-MAMATA-TMC REAX EC working as BJP wing, black day for democracy: TMC Kolkata: Shortly after the Election Commission on Monday barred West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC boss Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours, her party claimed that the poll panel was behaving like a 'wing of the BJP' and its decision smacks of authoritarianism.

CES 10 MZ-BYPOLL-DATES Mizoram bypoll: ECI decides not to change dates of polling, counting Aizawl: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday said that voting will be held for Serchhip assembly bypoll in Mizoram according to plans on April 17, as it could not entertain the request of rescheduling the dates of polling and counting on account of religious obligation. PTI RG RG