Assembly Polls 2021: Election campaign halted in Bengal and other states, voting on April 6

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By: Jeet Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-04 22:47:53 IST

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The campaigning for the voting in Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry on 6 April came to a halt on Sunday evening. Voting will be held for 31 assembly seats for the third phase of Bengal. In Assam, polling will be held in 40 assembly seats for the third and final phase.

The campaigning for the elections to be held on April 6 in Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry came to a halt on Sunday evening. During this period, there will be voting for 31 assembly seats for the third phase of Bengal. In Assam, votes will be cast for 40 assembly seats for the third and final phase.

205 candidates in the fray for 31 seats in three districts of Bengal

In the third phase of Bengal assembly elections, a total of 205 candidates are in the fray for 31 seats in three districts of Howrah, Hooghly and South 24 Parganas. Voting will be held on April 6. Notification for this phase was issued on 12 March last. In the third phase, Howrah has seven seats, Hooghly eight and South 24 Parganas district has 16 seats.

In the last assembly election, Trinamool Congress won 30 out of these 31 seats.

In the last assembly election, 30 of these 31 seats were captured by the Trinamool Congress. The Congress won only the general seat, although the contest is tough this time. BJP has emerged as a big rival for Trinamool. A total of 78,52,425 voters will exercise their franchise in 10,871 booths in the third phase. In the third phase, maximum deployment of central forces will be done in South 24 Parganas district where many assembly seats are being described as very sensitive.

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