West Bengal Elections 2021:

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  • West Bengal Assembly election results declared yesterday on Sunday, 2nd of May by the state election commission exactly at 11:30 pm.
  • As per the decision, Mamata Banerjee led-TMC party won over 213 seats while leading on 18 seats against Suvendu Adhikary led-BJP party winning only 77 seats while leading on 11 seats.
  • The election in the state was held over eight rounds of polling for a month amid the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on 27th March, turning out to be the longest polling ever conducted in West Bengal. The dates practically followed 1st, 6th, 10th, 17th, 22nd, 26th, and 29th of April, 2021.
  • West Bengal has a 294-member assembly but elections were declined for Shamsherganj and Jangipur seats due to the death of candidates. Therefore, the year 2021 election in this state ended up contesting only for 292 constituencies only.
  • Out of 292 seats, the winning percentage for TMC is 72.9%, for BJP, it is 26.4%, and for other existing allies, the percentage was only 0.7%.
  • The Trinamool Congress’ request for recount of votes in Nandigram constituency, where Mamata Banerjee has lost to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari by 1,736 votes, has been rejected by the Election Commission.
  • The Left Front comprising the Communist Party of India (Marxist), All India Forward Bloc, the Revolutionary Socialist Party and the Communist Party of India had a legacy in West Bengal and was one of the longest-serving elected governments in the world. The Left Front made a coalition named Sanyukta Morcha with the Congress and Abbas Siddiqui’s Indian Secular Front to try their luck in the 2021 West Bengal assembly polls.
  • Trinamool spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien described the Trinamool’s election performance as a “momentous” day for India and West Bengal, whereas that of the BJP’s campaigning as a filthy one.
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List of winning candidates and their respective constituencies:

Ac NoAssembly Constituency NameDistrictWinning PartyWinning Candidate
1Mekliganj (Sc)CoochbeharAdhikary Paresh ChandraAll India Trinamool Congress
2Mathabhanga (Sc)CoochbeharSushil BarmanBharatiya Janata Party
3Coochbehar Uttar (Sc)CoochbeharSukumar RoyBharatiya Janata Party
4Coochbehar DakshinCoochbeharNikhil Ranjan DeyBharatiya Janata Party
5Sitalkuchi (Sc)CoochbeharBaren Chandra BarmanBharatiya Janata Party
6Sitai (Sc)CoochbeharJagadish Chandra Barma BasuniaAll India Trinamool Congress
7DinhataCoochbeharNisith PramanikBharatiya Janata Party
8NatabariCoochbeharMihir GoswamBharatiya Janata Party
9TufanganjCoochbeharMalati Rava RoyBharatiya Janata Party
10Kumargram (St)AlipurduarManoj Kumar OraonBharatiya Janata Party
11Kalchini (St)AlipurduarBishal LamaBharatiya Janata Party
12AlipurduarAlipurduarSuman KanjilalBharatiya Janata Party
13Falakata (Sc)AlipurduarDipak BarmanBharatiya Janata Party
14Madarihat (St)AlipurduarManoj TiggaBharatiya Janata Party
15Dhupguri (Sc)JalpaiguriBishnu Pada RayBharatiya Janata Party
16Maynaguri (Sc)JalpaiguriKaushik RoyBharatiya Janata Party
17Jalpaiguri (Sc)JalpaiguriDr. Pradip Kumar BarmaAll India Trinamool Congress
18Rajganj (Sc)JalpaiguriKhageswar RoyAll India Trinamool Congress
19Dabgram-PhulbariJalpaiguriSikha ChatterjeeBharatiya Janata Party
20Mal (St)JalpaiguriBulu Chik BaraikAll India Trinamool Congress
21Nagrakata (St)JalpaiguriPuna BhengraBharatiya Janata Party
22KalimpongKalimpongRuden Sada LepchaIndependent
23DarjeelingDarjeelingNeeraj Tamang ZimbaBharatiya Janata Party
24KurseongDarjeelingBishnu Prasad Sharma (Alias B.P. Bajgain)Bharatiya Janata Party
25Matigara-Naxalbari (Sc)DarjeelingAnandamay BarmanBharatiya Janata Party
26SiliguriDarjeelingSankar GhoshBharatiya Janata Party
27Phansidewa (St)DarjeelingDurga MurmuBharatiya Janata Party
28ChopraUttar DinajpurHamidul RahamanAll India Trinamool Congress
29IslampurUttar DinajpurAbdul Karim ChowdharyAll India Trinamool Congress
30GoalpokharUttar DinajpurMd. Ghulam RabbaniAll India Trinamool Congress
31ChakuliaUttar DinajpurAzad Minhajul ArfinAll India Trinamool Congress
32KarandighiUttar DinajpurGoutam PaulAll India Trinamool Congress
33Hemtabad (Sc)Uttar DinajpurSatyajit BarmanAll India Trinamool Congress
34Kaliaganj (Sc)Uttar DinajpurSoumen RoyBharatiya Janata Party
35RajganjUttar DinajpurKhageswar RoyAll India Trinamool Congress
36ItaharUttar DinajpurMosaraf HussenAll India Trinamool Congress
37Kushmandi (Sc)Dakshin DinajpurRekha RoyAll India Trinamool Congress
38KumarganjDakshin DinajpurToraf Hossain MandalAll India Trinamool Congress
39BalurghatDakshin DinajpurAshok Kumar LahiriBharatiya Janata Party
40Tapan (St)Dakshin DinajpurBudhrai TuduBharatiya Janata Party
41Gangarampur (Sc)Dakshin DinajpurSatyendra Nath RayBharatiya Janata Party
42HarirampurDakshin DinajpurBiplab MitraAll India Trinamool Congress
43Habibpur (St)MaldaJoyel MurmuBharatiya Janata Party
44Gazole (Sc)MaldaChinmoy Deb BarmanBharatiya Janata Party
45ChanchalMaldaNihar Ranjan GhoshIndian National Congress
46HarishchandrapurMaldaTajmul HossainAll India Trinamool Congress
47MalatipurMaldaAbdur Rahim BoxiAll India Trinamool Congress
48RatuaMaldaSamar MukherjeeAll India Trinamool Congress
49ManikchakMaldaSabitri MitraAll India Trinamool Congress
50Maldaha (Sc)MaldaGopal Chandra SahaBharatiya Janata Party
51EnglishbazarMaldaSreerupa Mitra ChaudhuryBharatiya Janata Party
52MothabariMaldaYeasmin SabinaAll India Trinamool Congress
53SujapurMaldaMd Abdul GhaniAll India Trinamool Congress
54BaisnabnagarMaldaChandana SarkarAll India Trinamool Congress
55FarakkaMurshidabadManirul IslamAll India Trinamool Congress
56ShamsherganjMurshidabad(contest declined)(contest declined)
57SutiMurshidabadEmani BiswasAll India Trinamool Congress
58JangiparaMurshidabadSnehasis ChakrabortyAll India Trinamool Congress
59RaghunathganjMurshidabadAkhruzzamanAll India Trinamool Congress
60SagardighiMurshidabadSubrata SahaAll India Trinamool Congress
61LalgolaMurshidabadAli MohammadAll India Trinamool Congress
62BhagawangolaMurshidabad(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
63RaninagarMurshidabadAbdul Soumik HossainAll India Trinamool Congress
64MurshidabadMurshidabadGouri Sankar GhoshBharatiya Janata Party
65Nabagram (Sc)MurshidabadKanai Chandra MondalAll India Trinamool Congress
66Khargram (Sc)MurshidabadAshis MarjitAll India Trinamool Congress
67Burwan (Sc)Murshidabad(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
68KandiMurshidabadApurba Sarkar (David)All India Trinamool Congress
69BharatpurMurshidabad(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
70RejinagarMurshidabadRabiul Alam ChowdhuryAll India Trinamool Congress
71BeldangaMurshidabadHasanuzzaman SkAll India Trinamool Congress
72BaharampurMurshidabad(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
73HariharparaMurshidabadNiamot SheikhAll India Trinamool Congress
74NaodaMurshidabadSahina Momtaz KhanAll India Trinamool Congress
75DomkalMurshidabadJafikul IslamAll India Trinamool Congress
76JalangiMurshidabadAbdur RazzakAll India Trinamool Congress
77KarimpurNadiaBimalendu Sinha RoyAll India Trinamool Congress
78TehattaNadiaTapas Kumar SahaAll India Trinamool Congress
79PalashiparaNadiaDr. Manik BhattacharyaAll India Trinamool Congress
80KaliganjNadia(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
81NakashiparaNadiaKallol KhanAll India Trinamool Congress
82ChapraNadiaRukbanur RahmanAll India Trinamool Congress
83Krishnanagar UttarNadiaMukul RoyBharatiya Janata Party
84NabadwipNadiaPundarikakshya SahaAll India Trinamool Congress
85Krishnanagar DakshinNadiaUjjal BiswasAll India Trinamool Congress
86SantipurNadiaJagannath SarkarBharatiya Janata Party
87Ranaghat Uttar PaschimNadiaParthasarathi ChatterjeeBharatiya Janata Party
88Krishnaganj (Sc)NadiaAshis Kumar BiswasBharatiya Janata Party
89Ranaghat Uttar Purba (Sc)NadiaAshim BiswasBharatiya Janata Party
90Ranaghat Dakshin (Sc)NadiaMukut Mani AdhikariBharatiya Janata Party
91ChakdahaNadia(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
92Kalyani (Sc)NadiaAmbika RoyBharatiya Janata Party
93Haringhata (Sc)NadiaAsim Kumar SarkarBharatiya Janata Party
94Bagdah (Sc)North 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
95Bangaon Uttar (Sc)North 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
96Bangaon Dakshin (Sc)North 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
97Gaighata (Sc)North 24 ParganasSubrata ThakurBharatiya Janata Party
98Swarupnagar (Sc)North 24 ParganasBina MondalAll India Trinamool Congress
99BaduriaNorth 24 ParganasAbdur Rahim QuaziAll India Trinamool Congress
100HabraNorth 24 ParganasJyoti Priya MallickAll India Trinamool Congress
101AshoknagarNorth 24 ParganasNarayan GoswamiAll India Trinamool Congress
102AmdangaNorth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
103BijpurNorth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
104NaihatiNorth 24 ParganasPartha BhowmickAll India Trinamool Congress
105BhatparaNorth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
106JagatdalNorth 24 ParganasSomenath Shyam IchiniAll India Trinamool Congress
107NoaparaNorth 24 ParganasManju BasuAll India Trinamool Congress
108BarrackporeNorth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
109KhardahaNorth 24 ParganasKajal SinhaAll India Trinamool Congress
110Dum Dum UttarNorth 24 ParganasChandrima BhattacharyaAll India Trinamool Congress
111PanihatiNorth 24 ParganasNirmal GhoshAll India Trinamool Congress
112KamarhatiNorth 24 ParganasMadan MitraAll India Trinamool Congress
113BaranagarNorth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
114Dum DumNorth 24 ParganasBrtya BasuAll India Trinamool Congress
115Rajarhat NewtownNorth 24 ParganasTapash ChatterjeeAll India Trinamool Congress
116BidhannagarNorth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
117Rajarhat GopalpurNorth 24 ParganasAditi MunshiAll India Trinamool Congress
118MadhyamgramNorth 24 ParganasRathin GhoshAll India Trinamool Congress
119BarasatNorth 24 ParganasChiranjeet ChakrabartiAll India Trinamool Congress
120DegangaNorth 24 ParganasRahima MondalAll India Trinamool Congress
121HaroaNorth 24 ParganasIslam Sk Nurul (Haji)All India Trinamool Congress
122Minakhan (Sc)North 24 ParganasUsha Rani MondalAll India Trinamool Congress
123Sandeshkhali (St)North 24 ParganasSukumar MahataAll India Trinamool Congress
124Basirhat DakshinNorth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
125Basirhat UttarNorth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
126Hingalganj (Sc)North 24 ParganasDebes MandalAll India Trinamool Congress
127Gosaba (Sc)South 24 ParganasJayanta NaskarAll India Trinamool Congress
128Basanti (Sc)South 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
129Kultali (Sc)South 24 ParganasGanesh Chandra MondalAll India Trinamool Congress
130PatharpratimaSouth 24 ParganasSamir Kumar JanaAll India Trinamool Congress
131KakdwipSouth 24 ParganasManturam PakhiraAll India Trinamool Congress
132SagarSouth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
133KulpiSouth 24 ParganasJogaranjan HalderAll India Trinamool Congress
134RaidighiSouth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
135Mandirbazar (Sc)South 24 ParganasJoydeb HalderAll India Trinamool Congress
136Jaynagar (Sc)South 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
137Baruipur Purba (Sc)South 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
138Canning Paschim (Sc)South 24 ParganasParesh Ram DasAll India Trinamool Congress
139Canning PurbaSouth 24 ParganasSaokat MollaAll India Trinamool Congress
140Baruipur PaschimSouth 24 ParganasBiman BanerjeeAll India Trinamool Congress
141Magrahat Purba (Sc)South 24 ParganasNamita SahaAll India Trinamool Congress
142Magrahat PaschimSouth 24 ParganasGias Uddin MollaAll India Trinamool Congress
143Diamond HarbourSouth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
144FaltaSouth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
145SatgachiaSouth 24 ParganasMohan Chandra NaskarAll India Trinamool Congress
146Bishnupur (Sc)South 24 ParganasDilip MondalAll India Trinamool Congress
147Sonarpur DakshinSouth 24 ParganasArundhuti Maitra (Lovely)All India Trinamool Congress
148BhangarSouth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
149KasbaSouth 24 ParganasAhmed Javed KhanAll India Trinamool Congress
150JadavpurSouth 24 ParganasDebabrata Majumdar (Malay)All India Trinamool Congress
151Sonarpur UttarSouth 24 ParganasFirdousi BegumAll India Trinamool Congress
152TollyganjSouth 24 ParganasAroop BiswasAll India Trinamool Congress
153Behala PurbaSouth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
154Behala PaschimSouth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
155MaheshtalaSouth 24 ParganasDulal Chandra DasAll India Trinamool Congress
156Budge BudgeSouth 24 ParganasAshok Kumar DebAll India Trinamool Congress
157MetiabruzSouth 24 Parganas(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
158Kolkata PortKolkataFirhad HakimAll India Trinamool Congress
159BhabanipurKolkataSobhandeb ChattopadhyayAll India Trinamool Congress
160RashbehariKolkataDebasish KumarAll India Trinamool Congress
161BallygungeKolkataSubrata MukherjeeAll India Trinamool Congress
162ChowrangeeKolkataBandyopadhyay NaynaAll India Trinamool Congress
163EntallyKolkataSwarna Kamal SahaAll India Trinamool Congress
164BeleghataKolkata(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
165JorasankoKolkataVivek GuptaAll India Trinamool Congress
166ShyampukurKolkataDr. Shashi PanjaAll India Trinamool Congress
167ManiktalaKolkata(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
168Kashipur BelgachhiaKolkata(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
169BallyHowrahRana ChatterjeeAll India Trinamool Congress
170Howrah UttarHowrahGautam ChowdhuriAll India Trinamool Congress
171Howrah MadhyaHowrahArup Roy, S/O Late Prabhat RoyAll India Trinamool Congress
172ShibpurHowrahManoj TiwaryAll India Trinamool Congress
173Howrah DakshinHowrahNandita ChowdhuryAll India Trinamool Congress
174Sankrail (Sc)HowrahPriya PaulAll India Trinamool Congress
175PanchlaHowrahGulsan MullickAll India Trinamool Congress
176Uluberia PurbaHowrahPulak RoyAll India Trinamool Congress
177Uluberia Uttar (Sc)HowrahDr. Nirmal MajiAll India Trinamool Congress
178Uluberia DakshinHowrahPulak RoyAll India Trinamool Congress
179ShyampurHowrahKalipada MandalAll India Trinamool Congress
180BagnanHowrahArunava Sen (Raja)All India Trinamool Congress
181AmtaHowrahSukanta Kumar PaulAll India Trinamool Congress
182UdaynarayanpurHowrahSamir Kumar PanjaAll India Trinamool Congress
183JagatballavpurHowrahSitanath GhoshAll India Trinamool Congress
184DomjurHowrahKalyan GhoshAll India Trinamool Congress
185UttarparaHooghlyKanchan MullickAll India Trinamool Congress
186SreerampurHooghlyDr. Sudipto RoyAll India Trinamool Congress
187ChampdaniHooghlyArindam Guin (Bubai)All India Trinamool Congress
188SingurHooghlyBecharam MannaAll India Trinamool Congress
189ChandannagarHooghly(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
190ChunchuraHooghlyAsit Mazumder (Tapan)All India Trinamool Congress
191Balagarh (Sc)Hooghly(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
192PanduaHooghlyDr. Ratna De NagAll India Trinamool Congress
193SaptagramHooghlyTapan DasguptaAll India Trinamool Congress
194ChanditalaHooghlySwati KhandokerAll India Trinamool Congress
195JangiparaHooghlySnehasis ChakrabortyAll India Trinamool Congress
196HaripalHooghlyDr. Karabi MannaAll India Trinamool Congress
197Dhanekhali (Sc)HooghlyAsima PatraAll India Trinamool Congress
198TarakeswarHooghlyRamendu SinharayAll India Trinamool Congress
199PursurahHooghly(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
200Arambag (Sc)HooghlyMadhusudan BagBharatiya Janata Party
201Goghat (Sc)Hooghly(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
202KhanakulHooghlySusanta GhoshBharatiya Janata Party
203TamlukPurba MedinipurSaumen Kumar MahapatraAll India Trinamool Congress
204Panskura PurbaPurba MedinipurBiplab Roy ChowdhuryAll India Trinamool Congress
205Panskura PaschimPurba MedinipurPhiroja BibiAll India Trinamool Congress
206MoynaPurba MedinipurAshoke DindaBharatiya Janata Party
207NandakumarPurba Medinipur(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
208MahisadalPurba Medinipur(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
209Haldia (Sc)Purba MedinipurTapasi MondalBharatiya Janata Party
210NandigramPurba MedinipurAdhikari SuvenduBharatiya Janata Party
211ChandipurPurba Medinipur(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
212PatashpurPurba MedinipurUttam BarikAll India Trinamool Congress
213Kanthi UttarPurba MedinipurSumita SinhaBharatiya Janata Party
214BhagabanpurPurba Medinipur(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
215Khejuri (Sc)Purba MedinipurSantanu PramanikBharatiya Janata Party
216Kanthi DakshinPurba MedinipurArup Kumar DasBharatiya Janata Party
217RamnagarPurba MedinipurAkhil GiriAll India Trinamool Congress
218EgraPurba MedinipurTarun Kumar MaityAll India Trinamool Congress
219DantanPaschim MedinipurBikram Chandra PradhanAll India Trinamool Congress
223Keshiary (St)Paschim MedinipurParesh MurmuAll India Trinamool Congress
224Kharagpur SadarPaschim MedinipurHiranmoy ChattopadhyayaBharatiya Janata Party
225NarayangarhPaschim MedinipurAtta Surja KantaAll India Trinamool Congress
226SabangPaschim MedinipurManas Ranjan BhuniaAll India Trinamool Congress
227PinglaPaschim MedinipurAjit MaityAll India Trinamool Congress
228KharagpurPaschim MedinipurDinen RoyAll India Trinamool Congress
229DebraPaschim MedinipurHumayun KabirAll India Trinamool Congress
230DaspurPaschim MedinipurMamata BhuniaAll India Trinamool Congress
231Ghatal (Sc)Paschim Medinipur(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
232Chandrakona (Sc)Paschim MedinipurArup DharaAll India Trinamool Congress
233GarbetaPaschim MedinipurUttara Singha (HazraAll India Trinamool Congress
234SalboniPaschim MedinipurSrikanta MahataAll India Trinamool Congress
235Keshpur (Sc)Paschim MedinipurSeuli SahaAll India Trinamool Congress
236MedinipurPaschim MedinipurJune MaliahAll India Trinamool Congress
220Nayagram (St)JhargramDulal MurmuAll India Trinamool Congress
221GopiballavpurJhargramDr. Khagendra Nath MahataAll India Trinamool Congress
222JhargramJhargramBirbaha HansdaAll India Trinamool Congress
237Binpur (St)Jhargram(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
238Bandwan (St)Purulia(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
239BalarampurPurulia(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
240BaghmundiPurulia(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
241JoypurPuruliaNara Hari MahatoBharatiya Janata Party
242PuruliaPurulia(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
243Manbazar (St)PuruliaSandhyarani TuduAll India Trinamool Congress
244KashipurPurulia(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
245Para (Sc)PuruliaNadiar Chand BouriBharatiya Janata Party
246Raghunathpur (Sc)Purulia(result not yet updated)(result not yet updated)
247Saltora (Sc)BankuraBauri ChandanaBharatiya Janata Party
248ChhatnaBankuraSatyanarayan Mukhopadhyay
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EXIT POLLS 2021 – West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala & Puducherry:

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The state assembly elections for the states of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Kerala along with elections for the Union Territory of Puducherry were held beginning from March 27th this year and concluded with the end of the eighth phase of voting in West Bengal on April 29th. The counting is to be done soon and the results are expected to be announced on 2nd May 2021. Until the results come out, only speculative results in the form of exit polls will give an indication as to what results we can expect. Exit polls are not accurate by any means and should not be seen as actual results. Let’s have a look at what the exit polls indicate right now.

The scenario in each state is different, firstly, in West Bengal the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress (TMC) looks to have an edge of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in what is turning out to be a closely contested battle for power with different exit polls showing either the BJP or TMC in the lead with no certainty of majority. Secondly, in Assam, BJP looks to sweep the elections over the Congress-AIUDF alliance by winning with clear majority. In Kerala meanwhile, all the exit polls have touted the ruling CPI (M) led left front to end the 40 year trend of voting the incumbent ruling party out of power which would mean a severe blow to the Congress led UDF at the hands of the CPI (M) led LDF.

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Down south beside the state of Kerala, Tamil Nadu also had elections conducted in March/April 2021 and the exit polls for Tamil Nadu indicate a crushing victory for the DMK – Congress – Left alliance. Many exit polls are going far enough to daringly predict a complete victory of the alliance over AIADMK. AIADMK is fighting their first elections without their long-time leader late J Jayalalithaa and are on the verge of facing a setback. The DMK led alliance is also without its stalwart leader late M Karunanidhi, this time the alliance led by MK Stalin seeks to return to power in the state after a duration of 10 years.

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All the exit polls have only one similarity, a setback for the Indian National Congress (INC) – most exit polls even predict Congress to be wiped out from the UT of Puducherry. The Congress-Left alliance is already relegated to being a minor player after the battle has become a two horse race between the TMC & BJP. Congress also remains a minor player in the DMK alliance in Tamil Nadu as majority of the seats being predicted as wins for DMK alone.

The BJP has received a major confidence high from the fact that after heaving only a measly 10% vote share in West Bengal in 2016 elections in the state, the exit polls now predict BJP getting more than 100 seats with some exit polls even predicting a BJP win. While the BJP may not win, the number of seats they win might be enough to prevent TMC from winning with absolute majority which will definitely unsettle Mamata Banerjee. The exit polls data has been varying from one exit poll to another. Exit poll data has been gathered from the exit polls of Republic-CNX, India News Jan ki Baat, India TV’s People’s Pulse, TimesNow C Voter, ABP News C Voter, News24’s Today’s Chanakya and India Ahead’s ETG Research.

The national ruling NDA’s main force BJP’s national media in-charge Anil Bhaluni said the exit polls are an indication of the party’s strong performances “under the leadership of Narendra Modi will regain power in Assam, is all set to form the government in West Bengal and Puducherry and will increase its support and voter base in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.”

The whole nation awaits with bated breath as the results will be announced on Sunday, all the while there is an ongoing medical crisis in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay indoors and stay safe.

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2021 West Bengal & Tamil Nadu Elections: Election Commission Bans Victory Rallies

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In a move that may just be slightly too late, the Election Commission has banned any victory rallies from taking place after the election results are announced on May 2nd. The Election Commission reeled under heavy pressure from the Madras & Calcutta High Courts who have been pressurising the Election Commission to ban all political gatherings due to the worsening state of the pandemic in the country. India has been breaking its own records every day in posting the highest number of positive Covid-19 cases over 24 hours. At the current rate, India is expected to report 4 lakh positive cases in a single day by the end of the first week of May.

The Election Commission (EC) which decided to go ahead with the final and eight phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections to be held on 29th April. The Madras and Calcutta High Courts have reprimanded the EC due to their lack of action regarding political parties holding public rallies and campaigns during trying times of the pandemic with no regard for social distancing or following Covid-19 safety regulations. After the reprimands, the EC released an order stating – “No victory procession after the counting on 2.5.2021 shall be permissible. Not more than two persons shall be allowed to accompany the winning candidate or his/her authorised representative receive the certificate of election from the returning officer concerned.”

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Voting has recently concluded in the states of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Puducherry. The results of the elections in the above states and UT along with the election results of West Bengal assembly elections are expected to be announced 2nd May onwards.

The Madras High Court on Monday had some sharp comments to dish out towards the Election Commission. The Madras High Court bench said the EC should be trialled on criminal charges as they are putting lives of the citizens at risk during the pandemic. The Madras High Court also directed the EC to submit a detailed report of the procedure and steps taken to maintain Covid-19 protocols else it will suspend the counting process if need be. The EC has been given until 30th April to submit a detailed report on the same to the Madras High Court.

A very sharp rise in positive Covid-19 cases has been observed in poll bound states. The number of cases in Kerala had shot up by 130%, 215% in Assam, 86% in West Bengal and 47% rise in Uttar Pradesh following the aftermath of the Kumbh Mela. All major political parties have been throwing caution to the wind during the crisis caused by the pandemic, at a time when patients are struggling to find beds and oxygen cylinders, the big wigs of political parties are out in the public carrying out public rallies all the while not wearing masks or following Covid-19 protocols themselves. In spite of witnessing these scenes of carelessness, the EC had opted to stay silent on the issue, raised by the High Courts and media. While Covid-19 protocols were left in the dust, thousands of people gathered in hordes to watch and attend the rallies of these leaders. One wonders if the EC could have taken preventive measures which may have helped in keeping the count of infected persons in the poll-bound states to a minimum.

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West Bengal Elections 2021 Phase 7 Updates:

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The seventh and penultimate phase of the West Bengal State Assembly Elections 2021 has started today, 26th April 2021 at 7 AM. The seventh phase of the elections will be held in 34 assembly constituencies spread over five districts of the state – which include parts of the capital Kolkata too. The original schedule was to hold polling for 36 seats in the five districts but the Election Commission has postponed elections for 2 constituencies due to deaths of 2 contesting candidates from the Samyukta Morcha who were contesting these 2 seats from their party.

The five areas where the polling is being conducted today are – Kolkata Part-1, Murshidabad district, Malda district, Dakshin Dinajpur district and Paschim Bardhaman district. Six constituencies each are up for contest in the West Bengal State Assembly Elections 2021 from Dakshin Dinajpur & Malda districts, nine each from Murshidabad & Paschim Bardhaman and four constituencies in Kolkata. Four out of the 34 seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates and two for Scheduled Tribes. There are over 9000 polling booths in the state and 284 candidates who are contesting for a seat in the West Bengal Assembly in the seventh phase of the elections. The seventh phase of elections also includes Bhabanipur – CM Mamata Banerjee’s home ground which will undergo polling. The Election Commission poll panel has decided to deploy nearly 800 companies of central forces to ensure safety of voters & election officers while overseeing fair conduct of polling during the seventh phase of elections.

The polling began at 7 AM sharp in West Bengal for the seventh phase of West Bengal State Assembly Elections 2021 amidst a destructive second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. The polling will happen under tight security and voters can cast their votes up to 6 PM in the evening. Prime Minister Narendra Modi put out a tweet on the social media platform Twitter urging all the voters to follow guidelines and respect the Covid-19 protocols which have been enforced for their safety. Later in the day, Trinamool Congress candidate from Bhawanipore constituency cried foul saying the Covid-19 regulations was going for a toss and not being implemented at polling booths.

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By 9 AM, nearly 18% of registered voters had cast their votes in the seventh phase of the West Bengal State Assembly Elections 2021. At 11 AM, the voter turnout had increased nearly twice to 37.8% according to election officials. BJP candidate from the Rashbehari assembly constituency Lt Gen Subrata Saha’s agent was detained on Monday for allegedly molesting a few women voters inside a polling booth in the city’s New Alipore area, police said. Mohan Rao was detained after several women voters claimed he tried to drag them holding their hands inside Bidya Bharati School, a police officer said. Rao, denied any such allegations and claimed them to be untrue as the police investigation looking into the matter is underway.

By 1PM, a voter turnout of 55% was recorded while the polling has been relatively peaceful throughout the day. In the afternoon, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cast her vote at a polling booth in Mitra Institution in Kolkata that falls under her Bhawanipore Assembly seat. The metro regions of Kolkata are a stronghold of Mamata Banerjee as she secured wins here even when the Communist Party of India [CPI (M)] were in power in the state. The Election Commission expects around 80% of voter turnout by the end of the day. More updates to follow.

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West Bengal Elections Phase 6 Updates:

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The sixth phase of the crucial 2021 West Bengal Assembly Elections have started today on 22nd April 2021. As part of the sixth phase of the elections, 4 key areas of West Bengal will conduct polls – Uttar Dinajpur district, North 24 Paragnas Part-2, Purba Bardhaman Part-2 and Nadia District Part-2. The sixth phase of the elections will witness political parties contesting for wins in 43 constituencies in the 4 areas mentioned above.

Polling began on the morning of 22nd April at 7AM. The Election Commision has put in tighter security for the elections after 5 persons had lost their lives during the fourth phase of elections in Cooch Behar on 10th April. As part of the increased security measures, the poll panel made the call to deploy 1000 plus companies of central forces to ensure smooth polling during the sixth phase of 2021 West Bengal Assembly Elections.

306 candidates’ political destiny may be shaped or broken as they contest for 43 seats during the sixth phase of 2021 West Bengal Assembly Elections. On the eve of the sixth phase of polling in West Bengal, the Election Commission has told the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party that it will not consider their suggestion of clubbing the 3 remaining phases of elections together due to the rise in cases of Covid-19 cases in the state. TMC MP Derek O’Brien addressed the letter to the Election Commission suggesting they club the elections and get over with the elections as soon as possible so people can maintain social distancing there on and the state can implement stricter restrictions if necessary to control the spread of the virus. The Election Commission responded by saying it would not be possible to club the 6th, 7th & 8th phases of election as the required manpower and security is not available at such short notices and having the election done in separate phases is in the best interests of security of the voters.

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The sixth phase of election includes a key area of the state of West Bengal nicknamed the “chicken’s neck” – the narrow stretch of land that connects North & South parts of West Bengal bordering Bangladesh. A number of the assembly constituencies of Uttar Dinajpur border Bangladesh on one side and Bihar on the other, this area which is also part of the “chicken’s neck” is of high importance strategically as it is inhabited by people of multiple religions and ethnic beliefs.

“The people of West Bengal are voting to elect a new assembly. On the sixth phase today, urging those whose seats are polling to exercise their franchise,” Mr. Modi tweeted on the day of the sixth phase of elections in the state.

At around 9AM, several reports of crude bomb explosions came in from Barrackpore industrial belt which is part of the North 24 Parganas which is conducting polls today. TMC councillor Utpal Dasgupta was attacked at Bijpur Assembly segment in North 24 Parganas by unidentified individuals.

Till around 3:00 PM in the afternoon, the 43 constituencies recorded a voter turnout of 70.43%. A voter turnout of nearly 80% is predicted by the end of polling at 6PM today. The Assembly elections are turning out to be a gripping battle between the TMC and BJP parties as they wrestle for power in West Bengal.

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West Bengal Elections – BJP, Trinamool Congress Leaders Banned from Campaigning for 24 Hours:

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After witnessing recent events in the ongoing West Bengal elections, the Election Commission (EC) barred 2 leaders – 1 from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 1 from the current ruling party Trinamool Congress (TMC) – from campaigning on Sunday – 18th April. The ban on campaigning for the 2 leaders from opposing parties will come into effect on Sunday 18th April 2021 at 7pm IST and will last for 24 hours. The EC intervened by barring the 2 candidates from campaigning after each of them had passed remarks on the Sitalkuchi deaths and on Scheduled Castes.

The EC has issued a warning notice to West Bengal BJP General Secretary Sayantan Basu for his statements on the Sitalkuchi deaths. The statement of the EC quotes – “strongly advised him *Sayantan Basu) to desist from using such statement while making public utterances when the Model Code of Conduct is in force”.

The other leader who was barred is Trinamool Congress Arambargh candidate Sujata Mondal. Sujata Mondal had made some controversial statements regarding the Scheduled Castes. The Election Commission has issued a warning notice to Sujata Mondal for her actions that were aimed at “deintegrating the Scheduled Castes community in West Bengal”. “Now, therefore, the Commission hereby sternly warns Sujata Mondal and advises her to desist from using such statement while making public utterances when the Model Code of Conduct is in force.” – stated the Election Commission in their notice to TMC leader Sujata Mondal.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress are locked in a fierce head-on battle to obtain ruling majority in the state of West Bengal. The Trinamool Congress party has been ruling in the state of West Bengal for almost a decade now led by Mamata Banerjee and a Narendra Modi led BJP is going all out to ensure that they prevent TMC to be the ruling party for the 3rd time in a row and complete a hat-trick. The elections have drawn eminent BJP leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other top brass of BJP to campaign intensively and gain a stronghold in the eastern major state of West Bengal. The parties have been carrying out massive public rallies throughout the months of March and April with crowds gathering tens of thousands in spite of the worsening situation of the pandemic in the country.

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Five of the eight phases of election in West Bengal have been completed with 3 more phases of the voting to be held on 22nd April, 26th April and 29th April 2021. The main forces of the election are –

  1. Federal Front – Led by Mamata Banerjee and TMC in alliance with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
  2. Sanyukta Morcha – Communist Party of India (Marxist) led alliance of Indian National Congress, CPI, All India Forward Block, India Secular Front and a couple of other parties.
  3. National Democratic Alliance (NDA) – Led by BJP and its leader Dilip Ghosh and allied with All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU).

Shiv Sena had also initially planned to contest the elections in around 100 seats but ended up pulling out and supporting Mamata Banerjee led TMC from the outside.

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West Bengal began 2021 assembly elections:

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  • West Bengal has already begun its assembly elections for 2021, already completing the phase-1, and starting with Phase-2 voting process/ polling on April 1, 2021, Thursday in 30 assembly seats.
  • The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
  • The most high-profile constituency of West Bengal is Nandigram where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting form against her former aid Suvendu Adhikari.
  • Trinamool and BJP are contesting in all the 30 seats, while CPI(M) is contesting in 15 and its alliance partners of Sanjukta Morcha the Congress and ISF are competing in 13 and two seats respectively.
  • There will be around 10,620 polling booths for the second phase sensitive with tight securities from 651 companies. Besides, the state police will also be deployed at strategic locations during the polling which will begin at 7 am. A total of 199 companies of Central Armed Police Force will be deployed in Purba Medinipur, 210 companies in Paschim Medinipur, 170 in South 24 Parganas and 72 in Bankura.
  • A total of 294 assembly seats will be going to polls which already began on March 27 and ending by April 29, of which 68 are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and 16 for the Scheduled Tribes (STs).
  • The Speaker of the Assembly is Biman Banerjee since the year 2011.
  • Polling will take place amid strict Covid-19 guidelines in nine seats of Paschim Medinipur, eight in Bankura, four seats in South 24 Parganas and nine in Purba Medinipur – the home ground of TMC turncoat and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. Nandigram falls in Purba Medinipur district.
  • Discussing about the previous West Bengal Assembly Elections, the election was conducted in six phases comparatively less to the eight phases of 2021.
  • In 2016, TMC had won the election with 211 seats and also became the first ruling party to win without an ally since 1962 in West Bengal. It is however quiet competitive this year as TMC stands against BJP, that is already ruling the center under the government of Narendra Modi. Let’s see who wins this time, whether center has enough power in terms of Suvendu Adhikari to defeat the old-long-run candidate Mamata Banerjee.
  • Over 82 per cent voter turnout was registered in Bengal in the second phase of the Assembly election today – 4.3 per cent less than in 2016. Whereas, Assam also polling on the same day has registered a voter turnout of 77.2 per cent in the second phase today as opposed to 82.7 per cent in 2016.

Phase 2 Voting (Important Dates)

Date of PollingApril 1, 2021
Date of CountingMay 2, 2021
Total number of seats30
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List of Constituencies/ assembly seats:

    Sl. noConstituency numberName of the constituency
 204Panskura Purba
 205Panskura Paschim
 209Haldia (SC)
 224Kharagpur Sadar
 231Ghatal (SC)
 232Chandrakona (SC)
 235Keshpur (SC)
 256Katulpur (SC)
 257Indus (SC)
 258Sonamukhi (SC)

Date and Schedule:

Phase-1March 27
Phase-2April 1
Phase-3April 6
Phase-4April 10
Phase-5April 17
Phase-6April 22
Phase-7April 26
Phase-8April 29
Counting of VotesMay 2

Important Documents required during voting:

  1. Voter ID card
  2. PAN Card
  3. Driving License
  4. Indian Passport
  5. MNREGA Job Card
  6. Bank/Post Office Passbooks with photograph
  7. Pension document with photograph
  8. Service Identity Cards with photograph issued by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies.
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BJP has announced 148 candidates for 2021 West Bengal elections in 8 phases.

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  • BJP has announced 148 candidates for 2021 West Bengal Elections in 8 phases soon after the nominations were filed when the first phase election is about to start in the next two weeks.
  • West Bengal goes to the polls in eight phases to be held on the following dates:
    • March 27
    • April 1
    • April 6
    • April 10
    • April 17
    • April 22
    • April 26
    • April 29.
  • The results for election to the 294-seat Assembly will be declared on May 2.
  • To a much surprise, BJP has around 20 turncoats and fielding party heavyweights Mukul Roy and Rahul Sinha.
  • The BJP left Baghmundi in Purulia district to its ally All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU).
  • Elections in the eastern state will be held in eight phases between March 27 and April 29.
  • For state assembly elections, certain prominent names visible on the list are:
  • Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Das Guptaconstesting from Tarakeshwar Assembly
  • Union Minister Babul Supriyo from Tollygunge Assembly seat
  • Actor turned politician Locket Chatterjee from Chunchura
  • TMC turncoats BaishaliDalmiya
  • Former TMC leader Rajib Banerjee will contest from Domjur
  • Suvendu Adhikari, now the BJP-representative and the former aide to CM Mamata Banerjee, is contesting against her from Nandigram.
  • Actor Yash Das Gupta will contest from Chanditala.
  • Actor turned politician Payal Sarkar from Behala Purba Assembly
  • Former Indian cricketer Ashoke Dinda from Moyna against TMC’s Sangram Kumar Dolui.
  • Ex-IPS officer Bharati Ghosh from Debra against another Ex-IPS officer Humayun Kabir
  • Economist Ashok Lahiri has been fielded from the Alipurduar seat.
  • MLA Rabindranath Bhattacharya will fight from Singur
  • Former TMC candidate NishitPramanik from Dinhata
  • Bengali Daily-Soap Actress Anjana Basu from Sonarpur South
  • Indranil Das will contest from Kasba
  • Actor Tanushree Chakraborty from Howrah Shyampur.
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Below is the full list of BJP Candidates for West Bengal Assembly Election 2021:


SL. No.Constituency No.Constituency NameCandidate Name
 212PatashpurDr. AmbujakshaMahanti
 213KanthiUttarSmt. Sunita Singha
 214BhagabanpurShri Rabindranath Maity
 215Khejuri (SC) Shri SantanuPramanik
 216Kanthi Dakshin                   Shri Arup Kumar Das
 217RamnagarShri Swadesh Ranjan Nayak
 218EgraShri Arup Das
 219DantanShri Sakti Pada Nayak
 220Nayagram (ST) Shri BakulMurmu
 221GopiballavpurShri SanjitMahato
 222JhargramShri SukhmoySatpati
 223Keshiary (ST) Smt. Sonali Murmu
 228Kharagpur                         Shri Tapan Bhuiya
 233Garbeta                             Shri Madan Ruidas
 234SalboniShri Rajib Kundu
 236MedinipurShri Shamit Dash
 237Binpur (ST)  Shri PalanSaren
 238Bandwan (ST)  Shri Parsi Murmu
 239Balarampur Shri BaneswarMahato
 240BaghmundiSeat Left for Ally AJSU
 241JoypurShri NarahariMahato
 242PuruliaShri Sudip Mukharjee
 243Manbazar (ST)  Shri Gouri Singh Sardar
 244Kashipur Shri KamalakantaHansda
 245Para (SC)  Shri Nadia Chand Bauri
 246Raghunathpur (SC)Adv. BivekanandaBauri
 247Saltora (SC)  Smt. Chandana Bauri
 248ChhatnaShri.Satyanarayan Mukherjee
 249Ranibandh (ST)  Shri KhudiramTudu
 250Raipur (ST)  Shri SudhangsuHansda
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SL. No.Constituency No.Constituency NameCandidate Name
127Gosaba (SC)Shri Chitta (Barun) Pramanik
130PatharpratimaShri AshitHaldar
131KakswipShri Deepankar Jana
132SagarShri Bikash Kamila
203TamlukDr. HarekrishnaBera
204PanskuraPurabShri DebabrataPatnayak
205Panskura PaschimShri Shintu Senapati
206MoynaShri Ashok Dinda (Cricketer)
207NandakumarShri Nilanjan Adhikari
208MahishadalShri BiswanathBanarjee
209Haldia (SC)Smt. Tapashi Mondal
210NandigramShri Suvendu Adhikari
211ChandipurShri PulakKantiGuriya
225NarayangarhShri Ramprasad Giri
226SabangShri AmulyaMaity
227PinglaSmt. Antara Bhattacharya
229DebraSmt. Bharati Ghosh
230DaspurShri Prashanth Bera
231Ghatal (SC)Shri Shital Kapat
232Chandrakona (SC)Shri Shibram Das
235Keshpur (SC)Shri Pritish Ranjan Kuar
251TaldangraShri Shyamal Kumar Sarkar
252BankuraShri Niladri Sekhar Dana
254OndaShri Amar Sakha
255BishnupurShri Tanmoy Ghosh
256Katulpur (SC)Shri HarkaliPatihar
257Indus (SC)Shri Nirmal Dhara
258Sonamukhi (SC)Shri DibakarGhourmi
224Kharagpur SadarShri.HiranmoyChattopadhyaya

Phase- 3

SL. No.Constituency No.Constituent NameCandidate Name
 128Basanti (SC)Ramesh Maji
 129Kultali (SC)MintuHaldar
 133KulpiPranab Malik
 134RaidighiShantanu Bapuli
 136Joynagar Paschim (SC)Arnab Roy
 139Canning PurbaKalipadaNaskar
 140Baruipur PaschimDebapamChaatopadhyay
 141MagrahatPurba (SC)Chandan Naskar
 143Diamond HarbourDipak Halder
 145SatgachhiaChandan Paul Das
 146Bishnupur (SC)AgnishwarNaskar
 177Uluberia Uttar (SC)ChiranBera
 179ShyampurTanushree Chakraborty
 180BagnanAnupam Mallik
 181AmtaDebtanu Bhattacharya
 182UdaynarayanpurSumit Ranjan Karar
 195JangiparaDebjit Sarkar
 196HaripalSamiran Mitra
 197Dhanekhali (SC)Tushar Majumdar
 198TarakeswarSwapan Das Gupta
 199PursurahBiman Ghosh
 200Arambagh (SC)Madhusudhan Bag
 201Goghat (SC)BiswanathKarak
 202KhanakulSusanta Ghosh
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Phase – 4

SL. No.Constituent No.Constituent NameCandidate Name
 1Mekliganj (SC)  Dadhiram Ray
 2Mathabhanga (SC)Sushil Barman
 3Coochbehar Uttar (SC)  Sukumar Roy
 4Coochbehar Dakshin                 Nikhhil Ranjan Dey
 5Sitalkuchi (SC)Baren Chandra Barman
 6Sitai (SC)  Sipak Kumar Roy
 8NatabariMihir Goswamy
 9TufanganjMaloti Rava Roy
 10Kumargram (ST)  Manoj Oraon
 11KalchiniBishal Lama
 12AlipurduarsSuman Kanjilal
 13Falakata (SC)  Dipak Barman
 14Madarihat(ST)Manoj Tigga
 147SonarpurDakshinAnjana Basu
 149KasbaIndranil Khan
 150Jadavpur                                      Rinku Naskar
 151SonarpurUttarRanjan Baidya
 152TollyganjBabul Suprio
 153Behala Purba                               Payal Sarkar
 154Behala_PaschimSarvanti Chatterjee
 155MaheshtalaUmesh Das
 156Budge Budge                               Tarun Adak
 157MetiaburuzRamji Prasad
 169Bally                                              BaishaliDalmiya
 170Howrah_UttarUmesh Roy
 171Howrah MadhyaSanjay Singh
 172ShibpurDr.Rathindranath Chakraborty
 173Howrah DakshinRantideb Sengupta
 174Sankrail(SC)                                  Prabakar Pandit
 175PanchlaMohit Ghanti
 176UluberiaPurbaPratyush Mondal
 184DomjurRajib Banerjee
 185UttarparaPrabir Ghoshal
 186SreerampurKabir Sankar Bose
 187ChampdaniDilip Singh
 188SingurRabindra Nath Bhattacharya
 190ChunchuraLocket Chatterjee
 191Balaghat (SC)  Subhas Chandra Haldar
 192PanduaPartha Sharma
 193SaptagramDebrata Biswas
 194ChanditalaYash Dasgupta


SL. No.Constituency No.Constituency NameCandidate Name
 15Dhupguri (SC)Bishnu Pada Roy
 16Maynaguri (SC)Koushik Roy
 17Jalpaiguri (SC)Sujit Singha
 18Rajganj (SC)Supen Roy
 19Dabgram-PhulbariSikha Chatterjee
 20Mal (SC)Mahesh Bagey
 21Nagarkata (ST)Puna Bhengra
 25Matigara-Naxalbari (SC)Anandamoy Barman
 26SiliguriShankar Ghosh
 27Phansidewa (ST)Durga Murmu
 86SantipurJagannath Sarkar
 87Ranaghat Uttar PaschimParthaSarathi Chatterjee
 88Krishnaganj (SC)Asish Kumar Biswas
 89Ranaghat Uttar Purba (SC)Ashim Biswas
 90Ranaghat Dakshin (SC)Mukul Mani Adhikari
 91ChakdahaBankim Chandra Ghosh
 92Kalyani (SC)Ambika Roy
 93Haringhata (SC)Ashim Sarkar (Folk Singer)
 112KamarhatiAnindya Banerjee
 113BaranagarParno Maitra
 114Dum DumBimal Shankar Nanda
 115Rajarhat New TownBhaskar Roy
 116BidhannagarSabyasachi Dutta
 117Rajarhat GopalpurSamik Bhattacharya
 118MadhyamgramRajashree Rajbanshi
 119BarasatShankar Chaterjee
 120DegangaDipika Chatterjee
 121HaroaRajendra Saha
 122Minakhan (SC)Jayanta Mondal
 123Sandeshkhali (ST)Bhaskar Sardar
 124Basirhat DakshinTaraknath Ghosh
 125Basirhat UttarNarayan Mondol
 126Hingalganj (SC)Nimai Das
 259Khandaghosh (SC)Bijan Mondol
 260Burdwan DakshinSandip Nandi
 261Raina (SC)Manik Roy
 262Jamalpur (SC)BalaramBapari
 264Kalna (SC)Biswajit Kundu
 265MemariBhismadeb Bhattacharya
 266Burdwan Uttar (SC)Radhakanta Roy
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Phase – 6

SL. No.Constituency No.Constituency NameCandidate Name
 28ChopraShahin Aktar
 29IslampurSaumyaRoop Mandal
 30GoalpokharGulam Sarwar
 31ChakuliaSachin Prasad
 33Hemtabad (SC)Chandima Roy
 34Kaliaganj (SC)Soumen Roy
 35RaiganjKrishna Kalyani
 77KarimpurSamarendra Nath Ghosh
 78TehattaAshutosh Paul
 79PalashiparaBibash Chandra Mondal
 80KaliganjAbhijit Ghosh
 81NakashiparaShantanu Deb
 82ChapraKalyan Kumar Nandi
 83Krishnanagar UttarMukul Roy
 85Krishnanagar Dakshin                                          Mahadev Sarkar
 96Bangaon Dakshin (SC)  Swapan Majumdar
 98Swarupnagar (SC)  Brindaban Sarkar
 99BaduriaSukalyan Baidya
 100Habra                                                        Rahul Sinha
 101AshoknagarTanuja Chakraborty
 103BijpurShubrangshu Roy
 104NaihatiFalguni Patra
 105Bhatpara                                                   Praban Singh
 106JagatdalArindam Bhattacharya
 107NoaparaSunil Singh
 109KhardahaShilbhadra Dutta
 110Dum Dum Uttar                                        Archana Majumdar
 268Purbasthali Dakshin                                  RajibkumarBhoumik
 269KatwaShyama Majumdar
 271KetulgramMathura Ghosh
 272MangalkotRana pratap Goswami
 273Ausgram (SC)  Kalita Majhi
 274Galsi (SC)  TapanBagdi

Phase- 7

SL. No.Constituency No.Constituency NameCandidate Name
 37Kushmandi (SC)  Ranjit Kr Roy
 38KumarganjManas Sarkar
 40Tapan (ST)  BudhraiTudu
 41Gangarampur (SC)  Satyendra nath Roy
 42Harirampur (SC)  Nilanjan Roy
 43Habibpur (ST)  Joel Murmu
 44Gazole (SC)  Chinmoy Deb Barman
 45Chanchal                                                    Dipankar Ram
 46HarishchnadrapurMatiur Rahman
 47MalatipurMausumi Das
 48RatuaAbhishek Singhania
 55FarakkaHemanta Ghosh
 56SamserganjMilan Ghosh
 57SutiKaushik Das
 58JangipurSujit Das
 59RaghunathganjGolam Modarsha
 60SagardighiMafuja Khatun
 61LalgolaKalpana Ghosh
 63RaninagarMasuhara Khatun
 64Murshidabad                                              Gouri Sankar Ghosh
 65Nabagram (SC)  Mohan Haldar
 158Kolkata Port                                                Awad Kishore Gupta
 159BhabanipurRudrani Ghosh
 161Ballygunge                                                  Loknath Chatterjee
 275PandabeswarJitendra Tiwari
 276Durgapur Purba                                          Deeptanshu Choudhury
 277Durgapur Paschim                                       Lakshman Ghorai
 278RaniganjBijan Mukherjee
 279JamuriaTapash Roy
 280Asansol Dakshin                                           Agnimitra Paul
 281Asansol Uttar                                               Krishnendu Mukherjee
 282KultiAjay Poddar
 283BarabaniArijit Roy


SL. No.Constituency No.Constituency NameCandidate Name
 49ManikchakGour Chand Mandal
 50Maldaha_(SC)  Gopal Chand Saha
 51EnglishbazarShreerupamitra Choudhury
 52MothabariShyam Chand Ghosh
 53SujapurSK Jiyauddin
 54BaisnabnagarSwadhin Kumar Sarkar
 66Khargram (SC)  Aditya Moulick
 67Burwan (SC)  Amiya Kumar Das
 68Kandi                                                              Goutam Roy
 69BharatpurIman Kalyan Mukherjee
 70RejinagarArvind Biswas
 71BeldangaSumit Ghosh
 73HariharparaTanmoy Biswas
 74NaodaAnupam Mandal
 75DomkalRubiya Khatun
 76JalangiChandan Mandal
 162ChowrangeeShikha Mitra Choudwari
 163EntallyPriyanka Tibrewal
 164BeleghataAdv. Kashinath Biswas
 165JorasankoMina Devi Purohit
 166ShyampukurSandipan Biswas
 167ManiktolaKalyan Choubey
 284Dubrajpur (SC)  Anup Saha
 285Suri                                                               Jagannath Chattapadhyay
 286BolpurDr. Anirban Ganguly
 287Nanoor (SC)  TarakSaha
 288LabhpurBiswajit Mondal
 289Sainthia (SC)  Priya Saha
 290MayureswarShyamapada Mandal
 291RampurhatSubhasish Choudhury
 292HansanNikhil Banerjee
 293NalhatiTapas Kumar Yadav
 294MuraraiDebashish Roy
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TMC Candidates list 2021 is out for this year West Bengal Assembly Elections:

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  • A complete list of TMC candidates has been released by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the upcoming Bengal Assembly Polls 2021.
  • The Trinamool has fielded 50 women, 35 Muslim candidates, 79 scheduled caste candidates, and 17 Scheduled Tribe candidates.
  • Mamata Banerjee shall be contesting the Bengal Election this time from Nandigram whereas vaccinating her own seat of Bhowanipore in Kolkata, as this time she is challenging overthrown by her very opponent Suvendu Adhikari, the man who was her right-hand man once upon a time leaving her ditched for the BJP this last December.
  • The Bengal legislative assembly election will be held across eight phases from March 27 to April 29. The poll results will be declared on May 2.
  • Below listed is the complete list of her candidates contesting this year.
AC No.DistrictAC NameName of Candidates
         CoochbeharMekliganj (SC)Paresh Chandra Adhikary
 Mathabhanga (SC)Girindra Nath Barman
 Coochbehar Uttar (SC)Binay Krishna Barman
 Coochbehar DakshinAvjit Dey Bhowmik (Hippy)
 Siatlkuchi (SC)ParthaPratim Ray
 Sitai (SC)Jagdish Chandra BarmaBasunia
 DinhataUdayan Guha
 NatabhariRabindra Nath Ghosh
 TufanganjPranab Kumar Dey (Manik)
     AlipurduarKumargram (ST)Leos Kujur
 Kalchini (ST)Pasang Lama
 AlipurduarSourav Chakraborty
 Falakata (SC)Subhash Ray
 Madarihat (ST)Rajesh Lakra (Tiger)
       JalpaiguriDhupguriMitali Roy
 Maynaguri (SC)Manoj Roy
 Jalpaiguri (SC)Dr. Pradip Kumar Barma
 Rajganj (SC)Khageswar Roy
 Dabgram-PhulbariGoutam deb
 Mal (ST)Bulu ChikBaraik
 Nagrakata (ST)Joseph Munda
 Matigara-Naxalbari (SC)Captain Nalini Ranjan Ray
 SilguriProf. Omprakash Mishra
 Phansidewa (ST)ChotonKisku
         Uttar Dinajpur    ChopraHamidulRahaman
 IslampurAbdul Karim Chowdhury
 GoalpokharMd. Ghulam Rabbani
 ChakuliaMinhajulArfin Azad
 KarandighiGoutam Pal
 Hemtabad (SC)Satyajit Barman
 Kaliaganj (SC)TapanDeba Singha
 RajganjKanaia Lal Agrawal
 ItaharMosaraf Hossain
       Dakshin DinajpurKushmandi (SC)Rekha Roy
 KumarganjToraf Hossain Mondal
 BalurghatSekhar Dasgupta
 TapanKalpana Kisku
 GangarampurGoutam Das
 HarirampurBiplab Mitra
       Malda         Malda    HabibpurSarala Murmu
 GazoleBasanti barman
 ChanchalNihar Ranjan ghosh
 HarishchnadrapurTajmul Hossain
 MalatipurAbdur Rahim Boxi
 RatuaSamar Mukherjee
 ManikchakSabitri Mitra
 MaldahaUjjal Chowdhury
 English BazarKrishnendu Narayan Chowdhury
 MothabariSabina Yeasmin
 SujapurMd Abdul Ghani
 BaisnabnagarChandana Sarkar
                     MushirdabadFarakkaMonirul Islam
 SamserganjAmirul Islam
 SutiEmani Biswas
 JangipurJakir Hossain
 SagardighiSubrata Saha
 LalgolaMohammad Ali
 BhagawangolaIdris Ali
 RaninagarSoumik Hossain
 MushirdabadShaoni Singha
 NabagramKanai Chandra
 BurwanJiban Krishna
 KandiApurba Sarkar
 BharatpurHumayun Kabir
 BaharampurNaru Gopal
 HariharpurNiamot Sheikh
 DomkalJafikul Islam
 JalangiAbdur Razzak
             NadiaKarimpurBimalendu Sinha Roy
 TehattaTapas Kumar Saha
 PalashiparaManik Bhattacharya
 KaliganjNaseeruddin Ahamed (Lal)
 NakashiparaKallol Khan
 ChapraRukbanur Rahman
 Krishnanagar UttarKoushani Mukherjee (Actress)
 NabadwipPundarikakshyaSaha (Nanda)
 Krishnanagar DakshinUjjal Biswas
 SantipurAjoy Dey
 Ranaghat Uttar PaschimSankar Singha
 Krishnaganj (SC)Dr. Tapas Mandal
 Ranaghat Uttar Purba (SC)Samir Kumar Poddar
 Ranaghat DakshinBarnali Dey
 ChakdahaSubhankar Singha (Jishu)
 KalyaniRamendra Nath Biswas
 HaringhataNilima Nag (Mallick)
       North 24 Parganas                           North 24 ParganasBagdahParitosh Kumar Saha
 Bangaon UttarShyamal Roy
 Bangaon DakshinAlo Rani Sarkar
 GaighataNarottam Biswas
 SwarupnagarBina Mandal
 BaduriaQuaziAbdur Rahim
 HabraJyoti Priya Mallick
 AshoknagarDhiman Roy
 BijpurSubodh Adhikary
 BhatparaJitendra Shaw
 JagatdalSomnath Shyam
 NoaparaManju Basu
 BarrackporeRaj Chakraborty (Film Director)
 KhardahaKajal Sinha
 Dum Dum UttarChandrima Bhattacharya
 PanihatiNirmal Ghosh
 KamarhatiMadan Mitra
 BaranagarTapas Roy
 Dum DumBratya Basu
 Rajarhat NewtownTapas Chatterjee
 BidhannagarSujit Bose
 Rajarhat GopalpurAditi Munshi
 MadhyamgramRathin Ghosh
 BarasatChiranjeet Chakrabarti
 DegangaRahima Mondal
 HaroaSk. Nurul Islam (Haji)
 Minakhan (SC)Usha Rani Mondal
 Sandeshkhali (ST)Sukumar Mahata
 Basirhat DakshinDr. Saptarshi Banerjee
 Basirhat UttarRafikul Islam Mondal
 Hingalganj (SC)Debes Mondal
                       South 24 parganas                           South 24 parganasGosaba (SC)Jayanta Naskar
 Basanti (SC)Shyamal Mondal
 Kultali (SC)Ganesh Chandra
 PatharpratimaSamir Kumar Jana
 SagarBankim Chandra
 KulpiJogaranjan Halder
 RaidighiAlok Jaldata
 Mandirbazar (SC)Jaydeb Halder
 Jaynagar (SC)Biswanath Das
 BaruipurPurba (SC)Bibhas Sardar
 Canning Paschim (SC)Paresh Ram Das
 Canning PurbaSaokatMolla
 Baruipur PaschimBiman Banerjee
 MagrahatPurba (SC)Namita Saha
 Magrahat PaschimGiasuddinMolla
 Diamond HarbourPannalal Halder
 FaltaSankar Kumar Naskar
 SatgachiaMohan Chandra Naskar
 Bishnupur (SC)Dilip Mondal
 Sonarpur DakshinLovely Moitra (Actress)
 BhangarMd. Rezaul Karim
 KasbaJaved Ahmed Khan
 JadavpurMoloy Majumder
 Sonarpur UttarFirdousi Begum
 TollyganjAroop Biswas
 Behala PurbaRatna Chatterjee
 Behala PaschimDr. Partha Chatterjee
 MaheshtalaDulal Chandra Das
 Budge BudgeAshok Deb
 MetiabruzAbdul KhalequeMolla
           KolkataKolkata PortFirhad Hakim
 BhabanipurSobhandeb Chattopadhyay
 RashbehariDebasish Kumar
 BallygungeSubrata Mukherjee
 ChowrangeeNayna Bandyopadhyay
 EntallySwarna Kamal Saha
 BeleghataParesh Paul
 JorasankoVivek Gupta
 ShyampukurShashi Panja
 Kashipur BelgachhiaAtin Ghosh
               HowrahBallyDr. Rana Chatterjee
 Howrah UttarGoutam Chowdhury
 Howrah MadhyaArup Roy
 ShibpurManoj Tiwary
 Howrah DakshinNandita Chowdhury
 Sankrail (SC)Priya Paul
 UluberiaPurbaBidesh Bose (Footballer)
 Uluberia Uttar (SC)Dr. Nirmal Maji
 Uluberia DakshinPulak Roy
 ShyampurKalipada Mandal
 BagnanArunava Sen (Raja)
 AmtaSukanto Paul
 UdaynarayanpurSamir Kumar Panja
 JagatballavpurSitanath Ghosh
 DomjurKalyanendu Ghosh
                   Hoogly           HooglyUttarparaKanchak Mallick
 SreerampurDr. Sudipta Roy
 ChampdaniArindam Guin
 SingurBecharam Manna
 ChandannagarIndranil Sen
 ChunchuraAsitMazumder (Tapan)
 Balagarh (SC)MonoranjanByapari
 PanduaDr. Ratna De (Nag)
 SaptagramTapan Dasgupta
 ChanditalaSwati Khandoker
 JangiparaSnehasis Chakraborty
 HaripalKarabi Manna
 Dhanekhali (SC)Asima Patra
 TarakeswarRamendu Singha
 PursurahDilip Yadav
 Arambag (SC)Sujata Mondal Khan
 Goghat (SC)Manas Majumdar
 KhanakulMunsiNazbul Karim
               Purba MedinipurTamlukDr. Saumen Kumar Mahapatra
 PanskuraPurbaBiplab Roy Chowdhury
 Panskura PaschimPhiroja Bibi
 MoynaSangram Kumar Dolui
 NandakumarSukumar De
 MahisadalTilak Chakraborty
 Haldia (SC)SwapanNaskar
 NandigramMamata Banerjee
 ChandipurSoham Chakraborty (Actor)
 PatashpurUttam Barik
 Kanthi UttarTarun Kumar Jana
 Khejuri (SC)ParthaPratim Das
 Kanthi DakshinJyotirmoy Kar
 RamnagarAkhil Giri
             Paschim MedinipurDantanBikram Chandra Pradhan
 Keshiary (ST)Paresh Murmu
 Kharagpur SadarPradip Sarkar
 NarayangarhSurya Kanta Atta
 SabangManas Ranjan Bhunia
 KharagpurDinen Roy
 DebraHumayun Kabir (Ex IPS)
 DaspurMamata Bhunia
 Ghatal (SC)Shankar Dolai
 Chandrakona (SC)Arup Dhara
 GarbetaUttara Singha (Hazra)
 Keshpur (SC)SeuliSaha
 MedinipurJune Maliah (Actress)
   JhargramNayagram (ST)DulalMurmu
 GopiballavpurDr. KhagendranathMahato
 Binpur (ST)Debnath Hansda
         PuruliaBandwan (ST)Rajib Lochan Saren
 JoypurUjjal Kumar
 PuruliaSujoy Banerjee
 Manbazar (ST)Sandhya Rani Tudu
 KashipurSwapan Kumar Beltharia
 Para (SC)UmapadaBauri
 Raghunathpur (SC)HazariBauri
 BankuraSaltora (SC)Santosh Mondal
   BankuraRanibandh (ST)Jyotsna Mandi
 Raipur (ST)MrittunjayMurmu
 TaldangraArup Chakraborty
 BankuraSayantika Banerjee (Actress)
 BarjoraAlok Mukherjee
 OndaArup Kumar Khan
 BishnupurArchita Bid
 Katulpur (SC)Sangeeta Malik
 Indas (SC)Runu Mete
 Sonamukhi (SC)Shyamal Santra
             PurbaBardhamanKhandaghosh (SC)Nabin Chandra Bag
 Bardhaman DakshinKhokon Das
 Raina (SC)ShampaDhara
 Jamalpur (SC)Alok Kumar Majhi
 MonteswarSiddiqullah Chowdhury
 Kalna (SC)Deboprasad Bag
 MemariMadhusudan Bhattacharya
 Bardhaman Uttar (SC)Nishith Kumar Malik
 Purbasthali DakshinSwapan Debnath
 Purbasthali UttarTapan Chatterjee
 KatwaRabindranath Chatterjee
 MangalkotApurba Chowdhury (Achal)
 Ausgram (SC)AbhedanandaThander
 Galsi (SC)Nepal Ghorui
         Paschim BardhamanPandabeswarNarendranath Chakraborty
 Durgapur PurbaPradip Majumdar
 Durgapur PaschimBiswanathParial
 RaniganjTapas Banerjee
 JamuriaHareram Singh
 Asansol DakshinSayani Ghosh (Actress)
 Asansol UttarMoloyGhatak
 KultiUjjal Chatterjee
 BarabaniBidhan Upadhyay
           BirbhumDubrajpur (SC)Ashima Dhibar
 SuriBikash Roy Chowdhury
 BolpurChandra Nath Sinha
 Nanoor (SC)Bidhan Chandra Majhi
 LabpurAbhijit Singha (Rana)
 Sainthia (SC)NilabatiSaha
 MayureswarAbhijit Ray
 RampurhatDr. Asish Banerjee
 HansanAshok Kumar Chattopadhyay
 NalhatiRajendra Prasad Singh
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Bengal Government tenure ends on May 2021; Election preparation begins sharply

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  • The Election Commission has started taking stock of the preparations for upcoming West Bengal Legislative Assembly election.The Bengal Election 2021 is still 10 months away but the State is heating up. Nearly 10 years ago, Mamata was able to end 34 years of Communist rule in Bengal, now she finds herself under threat as well.
  • The tenure of the current Mamata Banerjee led government is coming to an end on May 30, which means the elections will be scheduled in April, close to the board examinations.
  • A team of the poll panel led by deputy election commissioner Sudeep Jain is on a two-day observation tour in Kolkata. Jain is scheduled to meet senior IAS and IPS officers including the district magistrates, superintendents of police and police commissioners in various districts of south and north Bengal to gauge the current situation on ground in the state.
  • ECI officials have met with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officials and a discussion on the dates of the upcoming board examination has taken place. Given the violence in the state, the commission is getting regular updates from state election officers.
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  • BJP has emerged as a huge threat after winning 18 seats out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The Bengal BJP under President Dilip Ghosh as well as the work done on the ground by numerous central Governments have grabbed large proportions of the SC/ST vote during the General elections and put Trinamool Congress TMC under huge pressure.In the meanwhile, the BJP has tightened the screws by elevating 3 Ex TMC leaders to the post of General Secretary.
  • The Commission has asked all the DMs and SPs to send daily report to the EC and identify the trouble mongers from now onwards so that none of them stays outside jail once election notification is issued. The Commission is keeping a close watch on the law-and-order situation and will take all possible steps so that voters can exercise their franchise.
  • Sources close to the Chief Electoral Officer in Bengal said Jain, who arrived in the city on Wednesday night, will be interacting with government officials over the next two days. He is also likely to coordinate with health officials to find out about the Covid-19 safety measures that need to be put in place during the poll process.
  • With 10 months to go for the assembly elections, Mamata is ahead. However, a whole host of factors – Anti-incumbency against Mamata, Perceived appeasement of radical Islamists, Issue of Bangladeshis, India’s relationship with China, the State of the Indian economy, West Bengal BJP’s CM candidate etc will all play out. Whoever manages this well will win Bengal Election 2021.
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What Bihar Election taught us?

  • Even though the state election is scheduled to be held in 2021, the threat of the pandemic still looms large. According to sources, a few lessons learnt from the Bihar Assembly elections will come handy this time around.
  • Interactions between health officers in charge of Bihar elections and their counterparts in states going to polls next year is already underway. The Commission is facilitating these as it will lead to sharing of experiences and lessons learnt on holding elections during a pandemic.
  • Preparations for putting up additional polling booths near the main polling booths to help voters maintain physical distancing, witnessed during the Bihar elections, will also be done in West Bengal.
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News on Polling Booths:

  • According to several sources, more than 28,000 polling booths are expected to take place during the West Bengal Assembly Election 2021.
  • To provide minimum assured facilities like toilets, drinking water and ramps, on the polling day, the poll panel has also started the process of checking all 78,000-odd polling booths across West Bengal.
  • The election commission had held regular press briefing on the counting day, four to be precise, the last one at one in the night during the Bihar polls. This process of regular press briefings on the day of counting would now be a ‘template’ for all upcoming polls.
  • Also being arranged are additional EVMs, including VVPATs, owing to the current pandemic.
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Is the commission ready to meet Bengal the upcoming year?

  • The commission will visit the poll-bound state next year to assess the situation and to take stock of the situation.
  • The commission will seek report on sensitive areas. State officials including West Bengal CEO will give presentations on law-and-order situation, sensitive booths, police deployment in the state, updated voter list, EVMs, VVPATs etc.
  • Earlier this week, a Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation from West Bengal also met the chief election commissioner Sunil Arora to request early deployment of Central police forces. The delegation also requested early enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct to avoid any kind of violence during election campaigning.
  • Political parties in the state have also urged ECI to prepare an error-free electoral roll and to include the names of migrant workers who have returned to the state during the pandemic.

West Bengal Assembly Poll Prediction 2021

  • A few weeks ago, an opinion poll by ABP CNX has predicted a comfortable win for Mamata Banerjee
  • Recently, ABP Ananda-CNX released its prediction for the opinion poll of West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021. The prediction saw Mamata Banerjee, the representative of TMC party as the winner of 2021. This opinion was made by ABP calculating how much ahead is TMC compared to those of other parties in the state.
  • Though Trinamool (TMC) is ahead in the list, yet numerous voters are in the verge to make up their minds to quit TMC. This creates a quite tension out of riskiness for the Trinamool Congress party.
  • The TMC is predicted to win 35% of the Hindu Vote, 80% of the Muslim Vote. These are almost similar to 2019 Lok Sabha election with additional Muslim consolidation behind Mamata probably due to NRC.
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Party NamePredicted Seats and reservation of wards
  • AITC: 194-225 (47%)
  • BJP: 60-87 (37%)
  • INC: 6-9
  • Left: 1-2 (Left+INC 12%)
  • GJM: 2

Key Factors for the Prediction:

1) Anti-Incumbency against State Govt:

After 2019 results, TMC was on sticky wicket because of “Cut-Money” Issue & then BJP did a mistake by shifting the Narrative to NRC, so anti i/c took a backseat. But there’s a Resentment among people on Corona & Amphan Management though we don’t know the extent of this till this period ends but it’s also true that BJP leaders were seen nowhere in Lockdown Period

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2) Organizational Strength:

BJP has grown Organizationally since 2019, but TMC has not weakened either and hence it is advantage TMC. But if BJP can get Suvendu Adhikari on Board then Election will be wide open

3) Anti-Incumbency against Central Govt:

This is Restricted to Urban Areas only.

4) If Not Mamata Then Who?

Though Opposition lacks CM Face, TMC hasn’t been able to Capitalize into this issue wholly.

5) BJP Wave in the State:

After 23rd May many people believed that TMC govt will not survive till 2021 & even if they survive, they will surely get defeated in 2021. Then the By Elections took place & this Wave Evaporated.


Results of By-Elections proved that NRC benefited TMC but BJP has able to neutralise this a bit after enactment of CAA. Violence Created by Muslims helped BJP to continue their Propaganda.

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What the sources have to say?

  • Dilip Ghosh of BJP has improved quite a bit since April 2019 as a potentially challenger but the gap with the TMC leader Mamata Banerjee is quite stark. For example, in Jharkhand, the gap between Hemant Soren and Raghubar Das was much lesser in April 2019. The Bengal Election 2021 is still 10 months away, enough time for BJP to consider an alternative or Dilip Ghosh to step up his presence.
  • In the meanwhile, the COVID Situation in Bengal is improving. This was a major source of criticism until a few weeks back. Bengal’s active cases have fallen for nearly two weeks now and in this period, death rate amongst completed cases was 2.6%, much lower than many States.
  • After former TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari wrote to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressing his concerns of being framed in “false criminal cases”, Dhankhar on Thursday wrote to Mamata Banerjee asking her to take “affirmative steps”.
  • Janata Dal (United) on Thursday said it will contest in 75 seats in upcoming Assembly elections in the state. The party will fight the election alone if an alliance with ally, the BJP, fails to materialise.
  • While on a two-day tour to Bengal, Union Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah on Sunday alleged that political violence has reached its peak in Bengal and around 300 BJP workers have been killed under her tenure. He hits on the Mamata Government with a warning blow off that the people are now aware of the dark hidden side of TMC.
  • Shah said the people of Bengal want change in the state to end political violence, extortion and Bangladeshi infiltration.Sending out a warning to CM Banerjee, Shah Saturday said the BJP will win more than 200 seats in next year’s state Assembly elections.
  • The leader visited Vishwa-Bharati; Siddeshwari Kali Mandir of Habibpur; memorials of Rabindranath Tagore and Khudiram Bose; as well as scheduled to have lunch with a farmer’s family in Balichuri village along with BJP leaders. After the public meeting, he is supposed to return to Kolkata and hold meetings with BJP state leaders.
  • Ending weeks of speculations, West Bengal political heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari along with nine MLAs of different parties and a TMC MP joined the BJP at Shah’s rally in Midnapore. 
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