Sunday 9 May 2021
- Advertisement -

Bengal Election 2021: List of key candidates in Phase 1

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC), headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, are spearheading an intense election campaign in West Bengal. The third alliance that is in the fray is led by Indian National Congress (INC). The INC has signed an electoral pact with the Left in the eastern state.

Several opinion polls have predicted a tight contest between the BJP and AITC. In the previous assembly election held in 2016, the BJP had won just three seats while the AITC pocketed 211. The INC won 44 seats and the CPI(M) settled with 26 seats.

The AITC headed by two-time Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is striving hard to score a hat-trick. The BJP is leaving no stone unturned to make sure lotus blooms in the state. The third front has the CPI(M) and INC entering into a seat-sharing arrangement, and this combine is also trying to align with the ISF.

This time, polling will take place in eight phases with the first one scheduled for 27 March, covering 30 seats.

Key candidates in the Phase 1 of Bengal Polls 2021

Purulia: Sujoy Banerjee (AITC) vs Sudip Mukherjee (BJP) vs Partha Prathim Banerjee (Congress)

Medinipur: June Malia (AITC) vs Shamit Dash (BJP) vs Tarun Kumar Ghosh (CPIM)

Kharagpur: Dinen Ray (AITC) vs Tapan Bhuiya (BJP) vs Sk. Saddam Ali (CPIM)

Kanthi Uttar: Tarun Kumar Jana (AITC) vs Sunita Singha (BJP) vs Sutanu Maity (CPIM)

Kanthi Dakshin: Jyotirmoy Kar (AITC) vs Arup Kumar Das (BJP) vs Anulup Panda (CPIM)

Baghmundi: Sushanta Mahato (AITC) vs Ashutosh Mahato (AJSU) vs Nepal Mahata (Congress)

There are a total of 294 assembly seats that will be going to polls, of which 68 are reserved for Scheduled Castes and 16 for the Scheduled Tribes. In the eight-phase Assembly polls, the voting is likely to start at 8 AM and end at 6 PM.

The West Bengal Legistive Assembly comprises 294 seats and the halfway mark is 174. Polling in the remaining seven phases will take place on 1 April, 6 April, 10 April, 17 April, 22 April, 26 April and 29 April. Results will be declared on 2 May. 

Publishing partner: Uprising

Sirf News needs to recruit journalists in large numbers to increase the volume of news stories. Please help us pay them by donating. Click on the button below to contribute.

Sirf News is now on Telegram as well. Click on the button below to join our channel (@sirfnewsdotcom) and stay updated with our unique approach to news

Disclaimer: If the footer of a report says the story is syndicated, it implies that it is a report picked automatically by the RSS feed of the media house mentioned. Such content is not edited by the Sirf News’ team of editors. We have begun this section to benefit our readers with more stories from India and across the world at a one-stop destination. The copyright of such a story belongs to the media house named. Sirf News' system picked it from the mentioned media house's RSS feed available in the public domain.

Related Articles

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

21,935FansLike
2,755FollowersFollow
17,600SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Translate »
[prisna-google-website-translator]
%d bloggers like this: