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West Bengal Election 2021: The fourth phase of the battle in Bengal today, including Babul Supriyo, the fate of two Mamta ministers at stake

New Delhi: Voting is being held today for the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections. In this phase, votes are being cast in 44 seats in 5 districts of the state. These include 9 seats in Howrah district, 11 seats in South 24 Parganas district, 10 seats in Hooghly district, 5 seats in Alipurduar and all 9 seats in Cooch Behar. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters will decide the fate of 373 candidates in this phase.

The 44 seats to be voted on in the fourth phase are – McIliganj, Mathabhanga, Cooch Behar (North), Cooch Behar (North), Cooch Behar (South), Sithalakuchi, Sitai April, Dinhata April, Nataburi, Stormganj, Kumaragram, Kalchini. , Alipurduar, Falakata, Madarihat, Sonarpur South, Bhangar, Kasba, Jadhavpur, Sonarpur North Tollygunge, Behala Purba, Behla West, Maheshtala, Baj Baj, Matiaburj, 169 Bailey, Howrah North, Howrah Central, Shibpur, Howrah South, Sankril, Panchala , Uluberia Purba, Domjur, Uttarpara April, Srirampur, Champdani, Singur, Chandannagar, Chunchura, Balagarh, Pandua, Saptagram and Chanditala.

The election battle against Babul Supriyo and sitting MLA Arup Biswas will be interesting in the high-profile matches to be held in the fourth phase. On the other hand, TMC general secretary Partha Chatterjee is pitted against BJP candidate and film actress Shrabanti Chatterjee from Behala West seat in a bid to win the assembly elections for the fourth consecutive time. The fate of Rajiv Banerjee, who joined BJP from TMC, will also be decided today. Former minister Rajiv Banerjee is contesting from Domjur in Howrah district. BJP MPs Lockett Chatterjee and Nitish Pramanik are also contesting the elections.

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In this phase, where there is a challenge for the Trinamool to repeat its performance of 2016, on the other hand, the pressure of the BJP to perform even better along with the vote bank of 2019. In fact, 14 seats in North Bengal are included in this phase where the voters had filled the BJP’s seat in the Lok Sabha elections. In the Howrah, Hooghly and South 24 Parganas districts, the Trinamool waved the Parcham. That is why these seats are going to decide the future of BJP and TMC.

Looking at the results of the 2016 assembly elections, the Trinamool Congress won 39 of these 44 seats. At the same time, there was only one seat in BJP’s account. The Left won three and their alliance partner Congress one. However, the situation completely changed in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Out of these 44 seats, BJP was ahead in just 25 seats and Trinamool in 19 seats. Zero came in the bag of the leftist parties and the Congress which fought separately.

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Significantly, in the first phase on March 27 in the state, in the first phase, 30 assembly seats in 5 districts were poured, in which 79.79 percent voters had exercised their franchise. After this, on April 1, in the second phase, 80.53 percent voting was held in 30 assembly seats in 4 districts. Whereas in the third phase, 31 percent of the voting was done in 78 seats. In this way, in 294 assembly seats, voting has been done in 91 seats in three phases so far in the state.

Let us tell you that under the Assembly elections, voting is taking place in a total of eight phases in West Bengal. Till now, the three-phase voting in the state is over. At the same time, votes will be cast on April 10 for the fourth phase. Whereas votes will be cast on 45 seats in the fifth phase on 17 April, 43 seats in the sixth phase on 22 April, 36 seats in the seventh phase on 26 April and 35 seats in the eighth and final phase on 29 April. At the same time, the results will be announced on May 2 in five states simultaneously.


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