Curtains got here down on Friday over the campaigning for 34 meeting seats in West Bengal that are scheduled to go to the ballot on April 26 in the seventh part of election being held amidst the surge in coronavirus circumstances throughout the nation. The campaigning for the seventh part ended 72 hours earlier than the polling on April 26.
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 in the 34 constituencies unfold throughout Malda (Part I), Kolkata Dakshin, Murshidabad (Part I), Paschim Bardhaman (Part 1) and Dakshin Dinajpur districts. Polling might be held between 7 am to six.30 pm as in different phases at 12,068 polling stations in 9 meeting constituencies every in Murshidabad and Paschim Bardhaman districts, six every in Dakshin Dinajpur and Malda districts 4 in Kolkata Dakshin.
Polling for two meeting seats in Samserganj and Jangipur have been declared void following the deaths of two candidates there. The Election Commission has fastened May 16 for the polling in these two seats.
The focus on this part of polling might be on seats in the southern half of the metropolis, 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 of 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 towards TMC’s Debasish Kumar. The state minister and metropolis mayor Firhad Hakim will take a look at his luck from Kolkata Port constituency the place he’ll lock horns with BJP’s Awadh Kishore Gupta and Congress’ Mohammed Mukhtar. Focus will even be on polling at Balurghat, Malda, Chanchal, Harishchandrapur in addition to in Lalgola, Murshidabad and Farakka seats.
Following the surge in COVID-19 circumstances throughout the nation, the EC has banned highway reveals and car rallies in the state with fast impact. It has 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 April 23. 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 Banerjee alleging involvement of celebration leaders in the Saradha and Narada tapes scams to the current allegations of siphoning of funds allotted for Amphan cyclone and the COVID-19 pandemic reduction. 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 in the state.
Top BJP leaders like Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, celebration president J P Nadda, Smriti Irani held a number of rallies and public conferences in numerous elements of the meeting constituencies for this part of ballot.
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