First phase polling in West Bengal, Assam tomorrow

Kolkata: With West Bengal and Assam set for the first phase of assembly elections on Saturday, and campaigning for this phase concluded on Thursday.

According to the Election Commission’s schedule, while 47 Assembly seats in Assam will go polls in the first, polling in West Bengal will cover 30 seats.

While in Assam, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to retain the power. In West Bengal, the BJP is pulling out all stops to wrest power from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal.

The first phase of polling in West Bengal is scheduled for 30 seats and spread across tribal-dominated Purulia, Bankura, Jhargram, Purba Medinipur (Part 1) and Paschim Medinipur (Part 1) districts which were once considered the citadel of the Left in the State.

In Bengal, the BJP aims to get a majority of over 200 seats while Mamata Banerjee, who leads the TMC, is also confident of coming to power in the state for the third time.

 

NT Bureau