In the seventh phase of polling, elections will be held in 5 districts and 36 assembly seats. The districts include Malda Part I, Kolkata South, Murshidabad Part I, West Bardhaman Part and Dakshin Dinajpur on April 26.
In the eighth phase of polling, elections will be held in 4 districts and 35 assembly seats. The districts include Malda Part II, Kolkata North, Murshidabad Part II and Birbhum on April 29 With the issue of notification, the nomination process began.
The thirty six Assembly Constituencies of West Bengal going to polls in the seventh phase are: 1. Kushmandi (SC) 2. Kumarganj 3. Balurghat 4. Tapan (ST) 5. Gangarampur (SC) 6. Harirampur 7. Habibpur (ST) 8. Gazole (SC) 9. Chanchal 10. Harischandrapur 11. Malatipur 12. Ratua 13. Farakka 14. Samserganj 15. Suti 16. Jangipur 17. Raghunathganj 18. Sagardighi 19. Lalgola 20. Bhagawangola 21. Raninagar 22. Murshidabad 23. Nabagram (SC) 24. Kolkata Port 25. Bhabanipur 26. Rashbehari 27. Ballygunge 28. Pandabeswar 29. Durgapur Purba 30. Durgapur Paschim 31. Raniganj 32. Jamuria 33. Asansol Dakshin 34. Asansol Uttar 35. Kulti 36. Barabani.
The thirty five Assembly Constituencies of West Bengal going to polls in the eighth phase are: 1. Manikchak 2. Maldaha (SC) 3. English Bazar 4. Mothabari 5. Sujapur 6. Baisnabnagar 7. Khargram (SC) 8. Burwan (SC) 9. Kandi 10. Bharatpur 11. Rejinagar 12. Beldanga 13. Baharampur 14. Hariharpara 15. Nowda 16. Domkal 17. Jalangi 18. Chowrangee 19. Entally 20. Beleghata 21. Jorasanko 22. Shyampukur 23. Maniktala 24. Kashipur-Belgachhia 25. Dubrajpur (SC) 26. Suri 27. Bolpur 28. Nanoor (SC) 29. Labpur 30. Sainthia (SC) 31. Mayureswar 32. Rampurhat 33. Hansan 34. Nalhati 35. Murarai.
The filing of nominations for the seventh and eighth phases ends on April 7. Scrutiny of the same will be done on April 8. The last day of withdrawal of candidature is April 12.
The political parties are gearing up for the longest phase of polls in the state assembly elections. This time the polls will be held in eight phases.
Ruling Trinamool Congress, Left Front, Congress and BJP were introduced some new candidates.
The BJP has announced the list of star campaigners for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections, which also features actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Cabinet Ministers Smriti Irani, Nitin Gadkari, Dharmendra Pradhan, Babul Supriyo, West Bengal BJP in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh are among the prominent star campaigners.
Actors-turned-politicians such as Locket Chatterjee, Roopa Ganguly, Srabanti Chatterjee, Paayel Sarkar and Hiran Chatterjee are also going to be campaigning for the BJP other than Mithun Chakraborty.
West Bengal assembly election is going to be a high stake event this fall as both BJP and TMC have unleashed challenge against each other.
Even months before the polls, BJP has been aggressively campaigning in the state, targeting the incumbent Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government.
Several big names of the TMC have left their party and joined BJP ahead of the election, questioning the conduct of the Mamata Banerjee led state government.
Names like Suvendu Adhikari, Rajib Banerjee, Baishali Dalmiya, former Howrah mayor Rathin Chakraborty and actor Rudranil Ghosh, others have joined the BJP ahead of elections.
Meanwhile, BJP’s star campaigners including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, party chief JP Nadda, Utter Pradesh Chief Minster Yogi Adityanath, national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargia, State BJP president Dilip Ghosh and others have been actively campaigning in the state months before the forthcoming polls.