High Decibel Campaign Ends for 4th Phase of Polling; Key Candidates and Issues

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Campaigning for the high-decibel fourth part of polling for 44 meeting seats in 5 districts of West Bengal ended at 5pm on Thursday. On April 10, a complete 1,15,81,022 voters together with 58,82,514 males, 56,98,218 ladies and 290 members of the third gender, will resolve the destiny of 373 candidates in constituencies unfold over Howrah (Part II), South 24 Parganas (Part III), Hooghly (Part II) in south Bengal and in north Bengal’s Alipurduar and Coochbehar.

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Here are the important thing candidates, star campaigners and points raised as West Bengal heads for the fourth part of polling:

Schedule for 4th Phase Polling in West Bengal:

The polling will probably be held between 7 am to six.30 pm in 15,940 polling stations. At stake are 9 meeting constituencies in Howrah, eleven in South 24 Parganas, 5 in Alipurduar, 9 in Coochbehar and ten in Hooghly.

Key Candidates in Phase 4 of Bengal Polls:

Among these whose destiny will probably be determined on the hustings are former Bengal Ranji captain Manoj Tiwary, TMC’s candidate from Shibpur, state schooling minister and sitting MLA from Behala Paschim Partha Chatterjee and central minister Babul Supriyo of the BJP who has locked horns with state sports activities minister Arup Biswas for the Tollygunge seat.

Ratna Chatterjee, spouse of former metropolis mayor and hearth minister Sovan Chatterjee, who left Mamata Banerjee’s TMC to hitch the BJP for a brief interval, is dealing with BJP’s actress- turned politician Payel Sarkar for the Behala Purbo seat Former state forest minister, Rajib Banerjee, who moved to the BJP not too long ago is contesting from Domjur whereas BJP MP and actress Locket Chatterjee is contesting the polls from Chinsurah in Hooghly district. The Sanyukta Morcha comprising Left entrance, Congress and ISF has fielded principally younger faces for the fourth part of polling. CPI(M) chief Sujan Chakraborty is one of the few seniors fielded by the Left for this part of the elections.

Star Campaigners:

BJP’s star campaigners included PM Narendra Modi, Union Minister Amit Shah, social gathering president JP Nadda, Smriti Irani, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath apart from, Bollywood star of yesteryears Mithun Chakraborty who criss-crossed the state making an attempt to construct up help for the saffron social gathering. TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her nephew and social gathering MP Abhishek have been amongst star campaigners for the TMC.

Key Poll Issues:

The BJP management focused the TMC authorities, Banerjee , her nephew Abhishek Banerjee accusing them of corruption and “appeasement politics” and claimed that their “khela shesh hobe” (sport will probably be over). Modi and Shah promised voters early implementation of Ayushman Bharat scheme, PM Kisan Samman Nidhi in addition to implementation of the seventh pay fee scales for state authorities workers if voted to energy in West Bengal.

Meanwhile, the TMC stepped up their assault on the BJP-led central authorities over latest hike in costs of gasoline, petrol, diesel, apart from plans to disinvest in a big quantity of central authorities run PSUs. Banerjee additionally accused central police forces of harassing and intimidating voters in Bengal and urged voters to “gherao” them in case securitymen prevented them from voting. The fiery TMC chief throughout a public rally at Tarakeswar in Hooghly district on April 3 additionally appealed to the minority neighborhood to not divide their votes. This led to the Election Commission of India (ECI) issuing a showcause discover to Banerjee for demanding votes on communal floor.

Heightened Security for 4th Phase of Bengal Elections:

Taking notice of the “sensitive” state of affairs within the 44 meeting constituencies in Bengal, the ECI has determined to deploy not less than 789 corporations of the CAPF. Cooch Behar could have the best deployment with 187 corporations being deployed.

(With PTI inputs)

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