West Bengal Election LIVE updates: Over 1.15 crore electors will determine the destiny of 373 candidates, together with Union Minister Babul Supriyo and West Bengal ministers Partha Chatterjee and Arup Biswas for 44 seats within the fourth part of the Bengal polls
West Bengal election LATEST updates: Over 1.15 crore electors will determine the destiny of 373 candidates, together with Union Minister Babul Supriyo and West Bengal ministers Partha Chatterjee and Arup Biswas for 44 seats within the fourth part of the Bengal polls.
Forty-four Assembly segments throughout 5 districts — two in north Bengal and three in south Bengal — will go to the polls on Saturday, 10 April.
Voting for 44 constituencies within the fourth part of the eight-phased West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 will start at present at 7 am and proceed until 6.30 pm amid COVID-19 precautions and tight safety preparations.
The fourth part of the excessive octane West Bengal election is being held in 44 constituencies protecting Cooch Behar and Alipurduar districts in north Bengal and components of South 24 Parganas (Part III), Howrah (Part II) and Hoogly (Part II) within the southern a part of the state, and can seal the electoral fates of 373 candidates from the ruling TMC, the BJP-led NDA, the Congress-led Sanjukt Morcha in addition to Independents.
Polling might be held for 9 meeting constituencies in Howrah, 11 in South 24 Parganas, 5 in Alipurduar, 9 in Coochbehar and ten in Hooghly.
Of the 1,15,81,022 voters casting ballots at present, 58,82,514 are males, 56,98,218 ladies and 290 members determine themselves because the third gender.
Some of the excessive profile leaders, who’re contesting for these 44 seats embody BJP firebrand and Union minister Babul Supriyo and West Bengal ministers Partha Chatterjee and Arup Biswas, amongst others.
While Supriyo will lock horns with sitting MLA Arup Biswas at Tollygunj, identified to be the guts of the Bengali movie trade within the southern outskirts of Kolkata, Partha Chatterjee, who can also be the TMC’s secretary-general, will tackle movie actor Srabanti Chatterjee of the BJP in Behala West seat to return to the Assembly for the fourth successive time period.
Also within the fray on Saturday is TMC turncoat Rajib Banerjee, a former minister of the Mamata Banerjee cupboard, who’s contesting from Domjur in Howrah district on a BJP ticket.
Two different MPs of the BJP Locket Chatterjee and Nisith Pramanik are additionally contesting from Chuchura and Dinhata seats in Hoogly and Cooch Behar districts, respectively.
Former Bengal Ranji captain Manoj Tiwary is contesting from Shibpur on a TMC ticket.
Ratna Chatterjee, spouse of the previous metropolis mayor and fireplace minister Sovan Chatterjee, who left Mamata Banerjee’s TMC to affix the BJP for a brief interval, is dealing with BJP’s actress-turned politician Payel Sarkar in Behala Purbo seat.
The Sanyukta Morcha comprising Left entrance, Congress and ISF has fielded largely younger faces for the fourth part of polling. CPI(M) chief Sujan Chakraborty is likely one of the few seniors fielded by the Left for this part of the elections.
Bengal has already voted for 91 seats in three phases held between 27 March and 6 April. Polling within the earlier three phases noticed sporadic incidents of violence with members of all political events, together with some TMC candidates, dealing with assaults by rival camps.
Keeping the incidents of violence in thoughts, the Election Commission has deployed no less than 789 corporations of the central armed police pressure (CAPF) in 15,940 polling stations unfold over the 44 constituencies.
Each firm of CAPF contains 100 personnel together with officers.
The highest deployment of 187 corporations of CAPF might be in Cooch Behar, which has witnessed sporadic incidents of violence within the run-up to the elections together with an assault on BJP state president Dilip Ghosh allegedly by TMC supporters.
The fourth part of elections in Bengal noticed a number of prime leaders from all political events canvassing for candidates from their respective events.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president JP Nadda and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath campaigned for BJP candidates at numerous locations by holding public conferences and roadshows.
Mamata Banerjee and TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, a Lok Sabha MP, held a number of public conferences in most of the constituencies going to ballot on Saturday.
While the BJP management focused the TMC authorities, its supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee, her nephew Abhishek Banerjee accusing them of corruption and “appeasement politics” and claimed that their “khela shesh hobe” (sport might be over).
Modi and Shah promised voters early implementation of the Ayushman Bharat scheme, PM Kisan Samman Nidhi in addition to the implementation of the seventh pay fee scales for state authorities staff if voted to energy in West Bengal.
Banerjee, her nephew and get together MP Abhishek had been amongst star campaigners for the TMC who stepped up their assault on the BJP-led Central Government over the latest hike in costs of gasoline, petrol, diesel, apart from plans to disinvest in a lot of Central Government-run PSUs.
During the campaigning, Banerjee additionally accused central police forces of harassing and intimidating voters in Bengal and urged voters to “gherao” them in case safety males prevented them from voting.
The fiery TMC chief throughout a public rally at Tarakeswar in Hooghly district on 3 April additionally appealed to the minority neighborhood to not divide their votes. This led to the Election Commission of India issuing a show-cause discover to Banerjee for demanding votes on communal floor.
Reacting to the discover, the TMC chief had mentioned that she will not change her stance even when she was served 10 notices. She had additionally accused the EC of bias, asking why no criticism has been filed in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi “who talks about Hindu and Muslim (vote banks)every day”.
The Election Commission on Friday had additionally issued a discover to Mamata Banerjee for her “completely false, provocative and intemperate statements” in opposition to central forces performing election obligation in West Bengal, scary her to declare she’s going to proceed doing so till “the CRPF stops working for BJP”.
It’s to be famous that whereas polling might be underway for 44 seats within the fourth part of the West Bengal Assembly election, campaigning will proceed within the 159 constituencies within the state which can be set to vote in 4 phases on 17 April, 22 April, 26 April and 29 April.
With inputs from PTI