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Lok Sabha polls: Man gets killed in clashes between Congress, TMC workers in West Bengal's Murshidabad

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 23, 2019, 03.32 PM (IST)

A man standing in a queue to cast his vote was killed in clashes that broke out between Congress and Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal's Baligram in Murshidabad. 

The state has had witnessed spurts of violence amid polling in the previous phases.

Isolated incidents of violence, road blockades, bombings and police firing marred the second phase of polling at a few places in the three Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal during the second phase polls last week.

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Despite tensions, the state recorded one of the highest voter turnouts during the last phase. 

Five Lok Sabha seats from the state are up for polls today in the third and the largest phase of Lok Sabha polls.

Balurghat, Jangipur, Maldaha Dakshin, Maldaha Uttar and Murshidabad have gone to polls today. Till 3pm, the state topped the voter turnout with 52 per cent polling.