Kolkata: Amidst the growing havoc of the coronavirus pandemic, political battle is in full swing for the West Bengal Election 2021.
Today is the last day of campaigning for the sixth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021. At five in the evening, election campaigns of all parties will come to an end.
According to the instructions of the Election Commission, the election campaigns of all parties will stop 72 hours before the voting starts for the sixth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021 .
In the sixth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021, voting will be held on April 22 on 43 assembly seats in four districts of the state.
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.
On April 22. polling will be held in 17 seats in North 24 Parganas district, 9 in Nadia, 8 in East Burdwan and 9 seats in Uttar Dinajpur. There are 306 candidates in the fray in this phase. 10897 polling booths have been set up to ensure proper and peaceful conduct of elections. Along with the coronavirus protocols, stringent security arrangements are being made.
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
Sixth stage leading candidates
Many veteran leaders are in the fray in this phase. The most important seat in this is considered to be Krishnanagar North, from where BJP’s National Vice President Mukul Roy is in the fray. Along with this, Shubhranshu Rai from Bijpur, Pawan Singh from Bhatpada, Arindam Bhattacharya from Jagdal, Sunil Singh from Noapada, Sheelbhadra Dutta from Khadda are also contesting.
At the same time, 5 ministers of the state are also involved in this phase. These include Mohammad Ghulam Rabbani from Gwalpokhar, Ujjwal Biswas from Krishnanagar South, Jyotipriya Mallik from Habra, Chandrima Bhattacharya from Dum Dum North, Swapan Devnath from East East.
Along with this, actress Kaushani Mukherjee from Krishnanagar North, Partha Bhowmik from Naihati, Raj Chakraborty from Barrackpore are also in the fray.