Assembly Election LIVE Updates: Following the firing outdoors a polling sales space in Sitalkuchi, the EC has determined to deploy no less than 853 corporations of central forces to make sure free and honest voting
Assembly Election LATEST News Updates: Campaigning for the fifth section of the West Bengal meeting elections, through which 45 seats will go to polls on 17 April, ended on Wednesday. The campaigning ended at 6.30 pm. The Election Commission has elevated the silence interval from 48 to 72 hours in view of the Cooch Behar killings within the fourth section.
A complete of 1.13 crore voters are eligible to solid their votes to determine the destiny of 342 candidates, together with Siliguri Mayor and Left Front chief Ashok Bhattacharya, state minister Bratya Basu and BJP’s Samik Bhattacharya. Polling shall be held from 7 am to six.30 pm at 15,789 polling stations in 16 meeting seats in North 24 Parganas, eight every in Purba Bardhaman and Nadia, seven in Jalpaiguri, 5 Darjeeling and one in Kalimpong district.
In view of the Cooch Behar killings, through which 4 folks had been killed in CISF firing and one man was shot useless by unidentified individuals outdoors a sales space in Sitalkuchi, the EC has determined to deploy no less than 853 corporations of central forces to make sure free and honest voting, an election official mentioned.
The BJP’s star campaigners together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, occasion chief JP Nadda and actor Mithun Chakraborty had addressed a number of rallies within the area, attacking the TMC over corruption fees.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew and Diamond Harbour MP Abhishek Banerjee, then again, attacked the Centre over gas worth rise. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi additionally addressed rallies within the state on Saturday.
The BJP led in additional meeting seats than the TMC within the area within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The TMC had gained 32 seats within the 2016 meeting polls, the Left-Congress alliance 10, whereas the BJP had drawn a clean.
Votes polled within the eight-phase meeting elections to 294 seats being held from 27 March to 29 April shall be counted on 2 May.