Monday, June 14, 2021

West Bengal Assembly Elections: Campaigning reaches feverish pitch; 306 candidates in fray

Campaigning for the sixth phase of assembly elections in West Bengal has reached its feverish pitch. 43 assembly constituencies spread over four districts will go to polls in this phase on the 22nd of this month. There are 306 candidates including 27 women in the fray. BJP and TMC are contesting all 43 seats. While Congress fielded 12 candidates, CPIM is contesting 23 seats. Due to the 72 hour silent period imposed by Election Commission, campaigning for the sixth phase will end tomorrow.

BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold public meetings and road shows in Purbashali, Swarupnagar and Habra assembly segments today. Trinamool Congress leader and Chief Minister Mamatha Banerjee is holding public rallies and road shows today in Tehatta, Krishnanagar Dakshin, North 24 Parganas and Bhavanipore in Kolkata.

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