This part will witness the stiff competitors between the ruling Trinamool Congress and its predominant rival BJP
Amid a raging second wave of COVID-19 , over 1 crore voters in West Bengal will determine the political destiny of 306 candidates on Thursday, when 43 Assembly constituencies go to polls within the sixth part between 7 am and 6 pm.
Security measures have been heightened in view of the violence within the earlier phases, significantly the demise of 5 folks in Cooch Behar within the fourth part of polling on 10 April, an Election Commission official informed PTI.
Voting will likely be held at 14,480 polling stations within the 43 Assembly segments of the 4 districts.
This part will witness the stiff competitors between the ruling Trinamool Congress and its predominant rival BJP.
The ballot panel has determined to deploy a minimum of 1,071 corporations of Central forces within the sixth part to make sure free and honest voting, he stated.
It can even put in place measures to make sure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in the course of the voting course of, the official stated.
West Bengal on Tuesday registered its highest-single- day spike of 9,819 new COVID-19 circumstances, which took the tally to six,78,172, and a minimum of 46 extra folks succumbed to the an infection, pushing the toll to 10,652.
Both the TMC and the BJP have pitched exhausting to achieve the boldness of Matuas, who make for a big chunk of the state’s Scheduled Caste inhabitants, in many of the 17 Assembly segments going to polls on this part in North 24 Parganas district and a few of the 9 seats in Nadia.
Apart from these constituencies, elections will likely be held in 9 seats within the Uttar Dinajpur district and eight in Purba Bardhaman.
Key candidates and seats
Prominent names within the sixth part of the Assembly polls embody BJP’s nationwide vp Mukul Roy, TMC ministers Jyotipriyo Mallick and Chandrima Bhattacharya and CPI(M) chief Tanmay Bhattacharya.
The political destiny of movie director Raj Chakraborty and actor Koushani Mukherjee, who’re the TMC’s candidates from the Barrackpore and the Krishnanagar North constituencies respectively, can even be determined on this part.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union residence Minister Amit Shah, BJP chief JP Nadda and Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborty led the marketing campaign of the saffron get together, which has fortified into TMC’s predominant challenger on this election.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee spearheaded the TMC marketing campaign alongside along with her nephew and get together’s youth wing chief Abhishek Banerjee.
The Election Commission has curtailed each day marketing campaign hours and prolonged the “silence period” from 48 hours to 72 hours in every of the remaining three phases of the Assembly polls in view of the Cooch Behar violence and the rising COVID-19 circumstances within the state.
Elections have been held in 180 constituencies thus far, and the remaining 114 seats are set to go to polls between 22 and 29 April.
Votes will likely be counted on 2 May.
With inputs from PTI