Kolkata, Apr 2 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 18 WB-POLL-LD MAMATA 'Not your party's member': Mamata hits back at Modi over second seat contest dig Dinhata/Natabari/Falakata: Asserting that she was winning the election from Nandigram, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that she does not need his 'suggestion' on contesting from an alternate seat.

CAL 20 AS-POLL-NADDA Congress became mentally, ideologically bankrupt in its lust for power: Nadda Boko/Patacharkuchi: BJP President J P Nadda on Friday accused the Congress of indulging in the 'politics of opportunism' and has become mentally and ideologically bankrupt in its lust for power.

CAL 22 WB-POLL-SHAH-ROADSHOW Shah claims Mamata has clearly lost the poll battle in Bengal Baruipur: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday claimed that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has clearly lost the poll battle in West Bengal and said the Citizenship Amendment Act will be on the agenda in the first meeting of the new BJP government which will come to power in the state.

CAL 23 AS-POLL-SCRIBES-THREAT Oppn parties press for disqualification of Assam minister from polls for threatening scribes Guwahati: Opposition Congress, AIUDF, Raijor Dal and Assam Jatiya Dal on Friday demanded immediate disqualification of minister Pijush Hazarika from Assembly polls for allegedly threatening two journalists for reporting a controversial election speech of his wife.

CAL 24 WB-POLL-TURNOUT Bengal registers over 86 pc polling in phase-2 of assembly elections Kolkata: West Bengal has recorded a voter turnout of 86.11 per cent in the second phase of polling held in 30 assembly constituencies spread across four districts, Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab said on Friday.

CAL 25 WB-POLL-LD GOVERNOR Amid TMC allegations, Bengal governor congratulates central police forces on excellent job in 2nd phase Kolkata: Amid allegations levelled by the ruling TMC of central police forces acting as per orders of Union Home minister Amit Shah, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday commended the central forces and the state police for their 'excellent job' in the second phase of the assembly polls.

CAL 26 WB-VIRUS-CASES Bengal logs highest single-day spike in 2021 with 1,733 fresh COVID-19 cases Kolkata: The COVID-19 tally in West Bengal mounted to 5,89,922 on Friday, as 1,733 more people tested positive for the infection, the highest single-day rise this year, a health department bulletin said. PTI RG RG