The meeting election in West Bengal was held in eight phases between March 27 and April 29. The votes are to be counted on Sunday. A celebration or coalition must win 148 or extra seats within the 294-member meeting to type the following authorities within the state.
The West Bengal Assembly election results will probably be introduced on Sunday. (Photo: File)
West Bengal went to the assembly polls in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. About 82 per cent of seven.32 crore voters polled within the West Bengal Assembly election to elect 292 MLAs. Polling in two constituencies was deferred as a result of dying of contestants. A celebration or a coalition must win 148 or extra seats within the 294-member West Bengal Assembly to type the following authorities within the state.
- Of the eight phases, West Bengal had the utmost variety of seats within the fifth section when 45 constituencies went to the polls, adopted by 44 in Phase-4, 43 in Phase-3, 35 in Phase-8, 34 in Phase-7 and 31 in Phase-3. The first two phases noticed polling in 30 constituencies every.
- The second section of the West Bengal Assembly election noticed the very best polling proportion at over 86 per cent adopted by 84.63 within the first and 84.61 within the third section.
- The seventh and eighth phases noticed the bottom voter turnout at about 77 per cent and over 78 per cent respectively within the West Bengal Assembly election as this was the time when Covid-19 every day circumstances had exponentially grown throughout India and in addition in Bengal. These had been additionally the phases when top political campaigners called off physical rallies.
- The West Bengal Assembly election noticed a fierce electoral battle between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party that emerged as its principal rival. TMC chairperson Mamata Banerjee eyes her third consecutive time period as West Bengal chief minister.
- The BJP, however, senses it has an opportunity of coming to energy in West Bengal, which is the house state of considered one of its tallest ideologues, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. Top BJP leaders together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and occasion president JP Nadda made a number of journeys to West Bengal for election canvassing.
- The Congress and the Left Front contested the West Bengal Assembly election in alliance. This tie-up appeared to restrict their election marketing campaign as the 2 events had been rivals in Kerala, one of many 5 assemblies that went to the polls in March-April. Congress prime chief Rahul Gandhi didn’t go to West Bengal for the higher a part of the election and when he went, his marketing campaign was restricted in nature.
- The Congress-Left had one other companion, the Indian Secular Front (ISF) of an Islamic cleric Abbas Siddiqui, who emerged as an influential Muslim preacher in the West Bengal Assembly election. He hogged limelight. However, many thought-about that Abbas Siddiqui was not an impactful participant within the election. Mamata Banerjee hit out at Siddiqui. At one stage, she referred to as him a BJP prop-up.
- Among the problems that dominated the West Bengal election marketing campaign had been immigration, citizenship legal guidelines, cyclone Amphan, Covid-19 administration and spiritual polarisation. All outstanding events promised employment technology, infrastructure improvement and environment friendly supply of public providers. However, these points weren’t the speaking level throughout election campaigns of the events.
- The Election Commission has made a three-tier safety association in any respect 108 counting centres the place polled digital voting machines (EVMs) and voter-verifiable paper audit path (VVPAT) items have been saved in West Bengal.
- Votes will probably be counted adhering totally to Covid-19 security protocol — use of masks, sanitisers and social distancing — on the counting centres. All EVMs and VVPATs will probably be sanitised earlier than the graduation of counting of votes. At least 15 rounds of sanitisation will happen throughout the counting of the votes. Contestants and their polling brokers will probably be allowed to enter a counting centre solely after they produce a Covid-19 ‘destructive’ check report or a certificates of full vaccination (two doses).
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