West Bengal polls 2021 phase two voting: Check schedule, seats, and timings

The ruling TMC and the opposition BJP are in a fierce fight in the state elections | Photo: Business Standard
West Bengal Election 2021: The second phase of assembly elections in West Bengal will be held on Thursday. More than 7.5 million voters will decide the fate of 191 candidates in 30 seats, even as all eyes are set on the high-profile Nandigram constituency where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is pitted against her former follower Suvendu Adhikari. 

All 10,620 booths where polling will be held this phase have been declared as sensitive by the Election Commission, which has deployed around 651 companies of central forces to provide security, a PTI report said.

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.

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 2 Voting (Important Dates)
  • Date of Polling: April 1, 2021
  • Date of Counting: May 2, 2021
  • Total number of seats: 30
West Bengal Assembly Polls 2021: Assembly seats

A total of 294 assembly seats will be going to polls, of which 68 are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and 16 for the Scheduled Tribes (STs). The voting for phase two will take place in 30 assembly seats. Elections to the 294-member West Bengal Assembly is being conducted in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
  • Gosaba
  • Patharpratima
  • Kakdwip
  • Sagar
  • Tamluk
  • Panskura (204)
  • Panskura (205)
  • Moyna
  • Nandakumar
  • Mahisadal
  • Haldia
  • Nandigram
  • Chandipur
  • Kharagpur Sadar
  • Narayangarh Paschim
  • Sabang Paschim
  • Pingla Paschim
  • Debra Paschim
  • Daspur Paschim
  • Ghatal Paschim
  • Chandrakona Paschim
  • Keshpur Paschim
  • Taldangra
  • Bankura
  • Barjora
  • Onda
  • Bishnupur
  • Katulpur
  • Indas
  • Sonamukh
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.

West Bengal Asembly Election 2021: Date and Schedule

1st phase: March 27
2nd phase: April 1
3rd phase: April 6
4th phase: April 10
5th phase: April 17
6th phase: April 22
7th phase: April 26
8th phase: April 29
Counting on May 2

West Bengal Election 2021: Important Documents

Here is a list of documents eligible voters need to carry for identification at polling stations:
  • Voter ID card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Indian Passport
  • MNREGA Job Card
  • Bank/Post Office Passbooks with photograph
  • Pension document with photograph
  • Service Identity Cards with photograph issued by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies.
West Bengal Assembly election 2021

The legislature has 294 seats. A party has to secure 148 seats to attain a majority. In 2016, West Bengal elections were held between April 4 and May 5, where the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC), under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, was re-elected in Vidhan Sabha.

About West Bengal Assembly

The West Bengal Legislative Assembly consists of 294 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), elected from single-seat constituencies, with five years term, unless dissolved. The current term will end on May 30, 2021. Since May 2011, Biman Banerjee has been the Speaker of the Assembly. READ MORE HERE...

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