With polling over for 222 seats in six phases, the voting has entered the final leg in West Bengal. For one other 34 seats, polling will likely be held on Monday (April 26). This would be the seventh and second final part of the West Bengal meeting election 2021.
In the seventh part, 36 seats have been scheduled to go for polls however voting was deferred in two constituencies following the dying of two candidates in Jangipur and Samserganj. These two seats will go to the polls on May 16, and the outcomes for these two seats will likely be declared on May 19.
The BJP is contesting 293 seats whereas it has left one seat for its alliance associate All Jharkhand Students Union headed by Ashutosh Mahto. The Trinamool Congress, then again, is contesting 290 seats whereas it has given three seats to Bimal Gurung’s Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). Gurung’s celebration has appreciable affect within the hilly areas of North Bengal.
The Third Front is led by the Left and Congress. The Left is preventing on 137 seats whereas Congress is contesting on 91 and Abbas Siddiqui’s Indian Secular Front on 28 seats. While three alliance teams are within the fray, the important thing combat is claimed to be between the BJP and TMC.
Have a have a look at the most important constituencies and candidates within the fray
Balurghat: Sekhar Dasgupta (TMC) vs Ashok Lahiri (BJP) vs Sucheta Biswas (RSP)
Ashok Kumar Lahiri is a well known economist. He is at present serving as a member of the Fifteenth Finance Commission. He has additionally served because the 12th Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India. He was additionally the chairman of Bandhan Bank, Executive Director on the Asian Development Bank, and Director of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. He has additionally labored with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Bhabanipur: Sovandeb Chattopadhyay (TMC) vs Rudranil Ghosh (BJP) vs Md Shadab Khan (Congress)
Bhabanipur is among the high-profile constituencies of West Bengal. Mamata Banerjee has represented this seat since 2011. In this election, Banerjee left this seat to contest from Nandigram, the place she is taking up Suvendu Adhikari of the BJP. Banerjee has fielded Sovandeb Chattopadhyay towards Rudranil Ghosh of the BJP and Shadab Khan of Congress. Ghosh is a Bengali actor, and in addition President of the West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill Development.
Ballygunge: Subrata Mukherjee (TMC) vs Loknath Chatterjee (BJP) vs Dr. Fuad Halim (CPIM)
Mukherjee is at present a cupboard minister within the state authorities. He is answerable for panchayats and rural improvement. He has additionally held a public well being engineering portfolio. Last yr, he turned the Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. He is pitted towards Loknath Chatterjee of BJP and Dr. Fuad Halim of CPIM.
Habibpur: Pradip Baskey (TMC) vs Joyel Murmu (BJP) vs Thakur Tudu (CPIM)
Murmu is the sitting MLA from Habibpur. He was elected to the meeting within the 2019 byelection.
Sagardighi: Subrata Saha (TMC) vs Mafuja Khatun (BJP) vs SK Hasnuzzaman (Congress)
Mafuja Khatun is the Vice-president of the BJP West Bengal unit.
Kolkata Port: Firhad Hakim (TMC) vs Awad Kishore Gupta (BJP) vs Md Muktar (Congress)
Firhad Hakim is sitting cupboard minister in Mamata Banerjee-led authorities in West Bengal. He is answerable for city improvement and municipal affairs. He has additionally served because the Mayor of Kolkata.
List of 34 Assembly Constituencies going to polls in Phase-VII
- Kushmandi (SC)
- Tapan (ST)
- Gangarampur (SC)
- Habibpur (ST)
- Gazole (SC)
- Nabagram (SC)
- Kolkata Port
- Durgapur Purba
- Durgapur Paschim
- Asansol Dakshin
- Asansol Uttar