Assembly Election 2021 LIVE Updates: The West Bengal chief minister stated that when a Bangladeshi actor had attended a TMC rally within the 2019 election, the BJP had spoken to the Bangladesh authorities and gotten his visa cancelled
Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates:: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee stated that her celebration will complain to the Election Commission about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s go to to Bangladesh, reviews stated.
“In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections when a Bangladeshi actor attended our rally, BJP spoke to Bangladesh government and cancelled his visa…. When polls are underway here, Modi goes to Bangladesh to seek votes from one section of people, why shouldn’t your Visa be cancelled? We’ll complain to the Election Commission,” Mamata informed ANI on Saturday.
Meanwhile, in keeping with EC, 70.17 p.c of polling has been registered in West Bengal until four pm.
BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari’s youthful brother Soumendu was attacked in Kanthi by TMC supporters, his celebration alleged.
His automotive was vandalised and his driver was injured within the assault.
Rahul Gandhi urged voters on Saturday to forged their ballots in opposition to “divisive forces” to strengthen democracy as polling started for the primary section of the Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam.
Sporadic incidents of violence have been reported from some areas which might be voting within the first section of the Assembly elections in West Bengal on Saturday, at the same time as the general ballot scenario was peaceable with 14.28 per cent turnout recorded until 9 am, officers stated
Voting on Saturday was stopped in Kharagpur after EVM malfunctions have been reported from polling cubicles 98 and 99, in keeping with media reviews.
Voting has now begun in each West Bengal and Assam.
Politically unstable states of West Bengal and Assam will go to polls within the first section of meeting elections on Saturday amid a resurgent COVID-19 disaster to resolve the destiny of various prime politicians together with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
The Assembly elections to the 2 states other than Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry are the primary, after the state polls in Bihar, to be held throughout the pandemic. Polling can be held in 30 of the 294 constituencies of West Bengal and 47 of the 126 in Assam which collectively have 1.54 crore eligible voters who can train their franchise on Saturday.
The polling, largely within the Jungalmahal space of West Bengal, the place the BJP had managed to win a lot of the seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, will probably witness a straight contest between the saffron celebration and the ruling TMC.
A staggering 684 firms of central paramilitary forces, every having about 100 males and officers, have been deployed to protect 10,288 polling cubicles housed in 7,061 premises, officers stated. Thousands of state police personnel may also be positioned at weak locations to thwart makes an attempt at vitiating the elections.
West Bengal has been caught within the throes of violent political clashes between the TMC and BJP supporters which have claimed a number of lives on either side. The first section of ballot in Assam will resolve the destiny of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Speaker Hitendranath Goswami, state Congress chief Ripun Borah and a number of
Most of those seats will probably witness triangular contest between the ruling BJP-AGP alliance, the Congress-led opposition grand alliance and the newly shaped Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP).
West Bengal can have an eight-phase ballot, whereas in Assam the train can be accomplished in three phases on 27 March, 1 and 6 April. Altogether 264 candidates, together with 23 ladies, are in the fray.
Central forces will help the state police in sustaining legislation and order through the polling, a senior police officer stated with out divulging their numbers. The official
stated there can be sufficient safety personnel to cowl all polling stations.
The ruling BJP is contesting 39 seats and its companion AGP 10. The two allies are engaged in pleasant contest in Lakhimpur and Naharkatiya constituencies. The grand alliance is contesting all of the seats, with the Congress celebration placing up candidates in 43, and the AIUDF, CPI(ML-L), RJD and Anchalik Gana Morcha (contesting as
Independent) in a single every.
The newly shaped AJP is within the fray in 41 seats, whereas there are 78 Independents, together with 19 candidates of he newly shaped Raijor Dal who’re additionally contesting as
Independents. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is making an attempt his luck from Majuli (ST) seat the place he’s locked in a direct contest with three-time former Congress MLA and former minister Rajib Lochan Pegu.
Speaker of the outgoing meeting Hitendranath Goswami can be locked in a direct contest with former Congress MLA Rana Goswami in Jorhat.
Titabor, one other high-profile seat that was held by former chief minister Tarun Gogoi of the Congress for 4 successive phrases will probably see a direct contest between Bhaskar Jyoti Barua of the Congress and former MLA Hemanta Kalita. Gogoi, the tallest Congress chief within the state, died final yr.
BJP Ministers Ranjit Dutta (Behali), Naba Kumar Doley (Dhakuakha), Jogen Mohan (Mahmora), Terash Gowala (Duliajan) and Sanjoy Kishan (Tinsukia) are all locked in triangular contest with Congress or its alliance companions and the AJP.
AGP Ministers Atul Bora and Keshab Mahanta are within the electoral enviornment in Bokakhat and Kaliabor. Congress Legislature Party chief Debabrata Saikia and
state Congress president Ripun Borah are within the fray from Nazira and Gohpur respectively.
Activist and Raijor Dal chief Akhil Gogoi, in jail for his alleged position within the violent anti-CAA protests, is contesting as an Independent from Sivasagar.
AJP president Lurinjyoti Gogoi is contesting from Duliajan and Naharkatiya, and is pitted in opposition to Congress and BJP nominees in each the constituencies.
The first section of polling in West Bengal will see voting in all of the 9 seats in Purulia, 4 in Bankura, 4 in Jhargram and 6 in Paschim Medinipur, moreover the seven seats in high-stakes Purba Medinipur – the house turf of BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari.
The TMC and BJP have fielded candidates in 29 seats every, whereas the Left-Congress-ISF alliance has put up its nominee in all 30 seats. “Friendly fights” will happen in some constituencies.
In Jhargram, 11 paramilitary personnel can be deployed per sales space, the very best for any election held within the state to this point, officers stated. In the opposite districts, an
common of six paramilitary personnel can be deployed at each polling sales space, officers stated.
The Trinamool Congress is contesting 29 of the 30 seats, whereas supporting an Independent within the Joypur meeting section in Purulia because the nomination of its official candidate Ujjwal Kumar was rejected by the EC because of a discrepancy. The BJP can be contesting 29 seats and backing ally AJSU Party of Jharkhand in Baghmundi.
Among the notable seats going to the polls within the first section are Salboni, the place the CPI(M) has fielded former minister Susanta Ghosh in opposition to BJP’s Rajib Kundu and TMC’s Srikanta Mahata. Ghosh, the MLA of Garbeta from 1987 to 2016, was in jail within the skeleton restoration case and is at current out on bail. Seven skeletons had been exhumed from behind his home in West Midnapore in 2011 arousing suspicion that Ghosh, a minister within the Jyoti Basu and Bhuddhadeb Bhattacharjee
governments, was concerned within the killing of seven Trinamool Congress activists in 2002.
The TMC has fielded actor June Malia, a recognized face on the Bengali silver display screen, from Medinipur in opposition to BJP’s Samit Kumar Dash. The Left-led alliance candidate is Tarun Kumar Ghosh of the CPI. In one other vital contest, Santhali actor Birbaha Hansda is combating on a TMC ticket from Jhargram in opposition to BJP’s
Sukhamay Satpathy and CPI(M)’s youth chief Madhuja Sen Roy.
The seven seats in Purba Medinipur — Patashpur, Kanthi Uttar, Bhagabanpur, Khejuri, Kanthi Dakshin, Ramnagar and Egra — may also be intently watched beause of a status struggle between the influential Adhikari household, which has gone over to the BJP, and the TMC.
With inputs from PTI
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