West Bengal election section 7 voting LIVE updates: A complete of 86,78,221 voters — 44,44,634 male and 42,33,358 girls and 229 from the third gender — are eligible to train their franchise
West Bengal election section 7 voting LATEST News and Updates: The seventh section of polling within the West Bengal Assembly election can be held tomorrow (26 April) amid tight safety preparations and COVID-19 security protocols.
A complete of 86,78,221 voters — 44,44,634 male and 42,33,358 girls and 229 from the third gender — are eligible to train their franchise within the 34 constituencies unfold throughout Malda (Part I), Kolkata Dakshin, Murshidabad (Part I), Paschim Bardhaman (Part 1) and Dakshin Dinajpur districts.
Polling can be held between 7 am to six.30 pm as in different phases at 12,068 polling stations in 9 Assembly constituencies every in Murshidabad and Paschim Bardhaman districts, six every in Dakshin Dinajpur and Malda districts 4 in Kolkata Dakshin.
Polling for 2 Assembly seats in Samserganj and Jangipur has been declared void following the deaths of two candidates there.
The Election Commission has mounted 16 May for the polling in these two seats.
The focus on this section of polling can be on seats within the southern a part of the town, primarily Bhabanipore which is the stronghold of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
While the fiery Banerjee has contested from Nandigram this time, she nominated one among her senior most celebration leaders Sovandeb Chattopadhyay from Bhabanipore. BJP has fielded actor-turned-politician Rudranil Ghosh from the seat.
From Rashbehari the saffron celebration has named Lt Gen (Dr) Subrata Saha in opposition to TMC’s Debasish Kumar. The state minister and metropolis mayor Firhad Hakim will check his luck from Kolkata Port constituency the place he’ll lock horns with BJP’s Awadh Kishore Gupta and Congress’ Mohammed Mukhtar.
Focus can even be on polling at Balurghat, Malda, Chanchal, Harishchandrapur in addition to in Lalgola, Murshidabad and Farakka seats.
Following the surge in COVID-19 instances throughout the nation, the EC has banned road shows and vehicle rallies within the state with instant impact. It additionally famous that COVID security norms had been being flouted in West Bengal throughout campaigning.
It additionally disallowed any public assembly with greater than 500 folks.
Banerjee, who can be the TMC supremo and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee, who’s the celebration MP, cancelled all their scheduled rallies and held them on the digital platform as did Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 23 April.
During the bodily marketing campaign rallies rivals TMC and BJP hit out at one another.
The BJP leaders of their campaigns attacked Banerjee, her nephew Abhishek alleging involvement of celebration leaders within the Saradha and Narada tapes scams to the latest allegations of siphoning of funds allotted for Amphan cyclone and the COVID-19 pandemic aid.
The BJP leaders maintained that corruption and anarchy are prevalent in West Bengal and that the celebration will put an finish to it after coming to energy within the state.
Top BJP leaders reminiscent of Modi, Union house minister Amit Shah, defence minister Rajnath Singh, celebration president JP Nadda, Smriti Irani held a number of rallies and public conferences in several components of the Assembly constituencies for this section of ballot.
With inputs from PTI