Curtain got here down at 6.30 pm on Monday on the campaigning for 43 meeting constituencies of West Bengal which can go to polls on April 22 within the sixth part of elections. In view of the rising circumstances of COVID-19 within the state, the Election Fee (EC) has prolonged the silence interval from 48 hours to 72 hours in every of the remaining three phases of the meeting polls to be held on April 22, 26 and 29.
Polling might be held between 7 am and 6.30 pm at 14,480 polling stations in 17 constituencies in North 24 Parganas district, 9 every in Nadia and Uttar Dinajpur districts and eight in Purba Bardhaman district. Altogether 306 contestants together with the BJP’s nationwide vp Mukul Roy, senior TMC leaders and ministers Jyotipriya Mallick and Chandrima Bhattacharya, and CPI(M) chief Tanmay Bhattacharya are within the fray.
The political destiny of movie director Raj Chakraborty and actress Koushani Mukherjee, who have been fielded by the Trinamool Congress, will even be sealed on this part of the election. There are greater than 1.03 crore voters in these 43 constituencies, who’re eligible to train their franchise.
Of these voters, 53.21 lakh are males, 50.65 lakh are girls whereas 256 belong to the third gender. The EC has determined to deploy 1,071 corporations of central safety forces within the sixth part to make sure free and truthful polling.
5 folks have been killed — 4 in CISF firing and one by unidentified assailants throughout the fourth part of polling in Cooch Behar district. The BJP’s star campaigners reminiscent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, get together president J P Nadda and actor Mithun Chakraborty addressed a number of rallies within the constituencies, attacking the ruling TMC over corruption costs and promising to construct a “Sonar Bangla” (Golden Bengal).
Alternatively, TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee, who’s the Diamond Harbour MP, attacked the BJP-led central authorities over gasoline worth rise. Meeting elections are being held within the state in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. Votes might be counted on Could 2.