West Bengal Election 2021: 87 candidates with criminal records in 6th phase

Kolkata: The sixth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021 is being held today. In this phase, polling is being held at 43 assembly seats in four districts of West Bengal.

These districts are – East Badardhaman, North 24 Parganas, Uttar Dinajpur and Nadia. A total of 306 candidates are in the fray during the sixth phase, including 27 women. About 1.03 crore voters will have a chance to exercise their franchise.

Polling is being held in 17 seats in North 24 Parganas district, 9 in Nadia, 8 in East Burdwan and 9 seats in Uttar Dinajpur.

Till now, polling has been completed in 180 seats in five phases. Voting for 114 seats is yet to take place in the remaining three phases.

Out of 306 candidates in the sixth phase, 87 have criminal cases against them. Of these, 71 have very serious criminal cases against them. These include 14 of the CPI (M), 25 of the BJP, 24 of the Trinamool  Congress (TMC) and five of the Congress.

Polling at 43 seats in sixth phase

In this phase Bagda, Bangaon North, Bangaon South, Gaighata, Swaroopnagar, Baduria, Habra, Ashoknagar, Amadanga, Bijpur, Naihati, Bhatpada, Jagdal, Noapada, Barrackpore, Kharadah, Dum Dum North, Karimpur, Tehatta, Palashipada, Kaliganj, Nakasipada, Voting will be held in Chapra, Krishnanagar North, Navadwip, Krishnanagar South, Bhatar, East East South, East North, Katwa, Ketugram, Mangalkot, Ausagram, Galasi, Chopra, Islampur, Gwalpokhar, Chakulia, Karanadighi, Hemtabad, Kaliaganj, Rajganj and Etahar Assembly

Elections are being held in 8 phases in West Bengal

The West Bengal Election 2021 is being held in eight phases. Polling has been held for 91 seats in three phases.

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In the first phase on March 27, the elections were held on 30 assembly seats in 5 districts, in which 84.63 percent of voters exercised their franchise. 

After this, on April 1, in the second phase, 86.11 percent voting was held in 30 assembly seats in 4 districts. 

Polling was held for 31 seats in the third phase, in which 84.61 percent of votes were cast in the fourth phase, 76.16 percent voting was registered in 44 seats. 

The fifth phase of West Bengal Election registered 78.36 percent polling at 45 seats.

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