New Delhi: Bengal Assembly polls 2021: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday released the first list of its candidates for the West Bengal Assembly elections. BJP’s Central Election Committee has announced the names of candidates for 57 seats.
ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টির কেন্দ্রীয় নির্বাচন কমিটি আসন্ন পশ্চিমবঙ্গ বিধানসভা নির্বাচনের জন্য নিম্নলিখিত নামগুলির জন্য অনুমোদন দিয়েছে। pic.twitter.com/DFa2zUueQj
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Bengal Assembly polls 2021: The BJP has fielded Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram. Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamta Banerjee has also announced to contest the Assembly elections from the Nandigram seat.
Bengal Assembly polls 2021: According to a press release issued by the BJP, the meeting of the Election Committee was held on March 4 under the leadership of BJP President JP Nadda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and other members of the Election Committee were present in this meeting. These leaders brainstormed with the leaders of Bengal and finalised the names of the candidates. Announcing the names, BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh said that Suvendu Adhikari will contest the elections from the Nandigram seat.
Bengal Assembly polls 2021: A total of 60 seats are to be contested in the first and second phase, but the BJP has just announced candidates for 57 seats. Releasing the list, BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh said that the names of candidates will be announced soon on the remaining three seats.
Bengal Assembly polls 2021: According to the Election Commission, elections in West Bengal will be held in eight phases. Polling will be held on March 27, April 1, April 6, April 10, April 17, April 22, April 26 and April 29, while counting will take place on May 2.
Bengal Assembly polls 2021: The Election Commission on Friday had issued a notification for the second phase of voting in the state. In the second phase, 30 Assembly seats in four districts of the state will go to poll. These include Bankura, South 24 Parganas and East and West Midnapore districts. The last date to file the nomination is March 12 while the last date for withdrawal of nominations is March 17. So far, the Election Commission has issued notification for 60 seats in six districts. Voting time has also been extended in view of the Coronavirus epidemic.