Assembly Elections 2021: Amit Shah says BJP will win 26 of 30 phase-I seats in West Bengal

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Updated: March 28, 2021 5:36:28 pm

Assembly Elections 2021: Polling for phase two in Assam and West Bengal will take place on April 1.

Phase two polling in West Bengal on April 1

 

Assembly Election News: Home Minister Amit Shah today said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win 26 of 30 seats in West Bengal and 37 of 47 seats in Assam that went to polls in first phase. As per the latest input, 77 per cent turnout was recorded in Assam and 84 per cent in West Bengal in phase one. Amit Shah also praised the Election Commission for conducting violence-free polling across the state. Shah reiterated that the BJP will form the next government by winning over 200 seats.

BJP’s Mithun Chakraborty today said that the voter turnout in phase one shows change is coming in West Bengal. He was responding to a question on revised voter turnout which stood at nearly 84 per cent in first phase. He said the highest turnout means the poriborton was coming.  Chakraborty is holding a massive road show at Bishnupur in Bankura district. The first phase of polling in West Bengal took place on Saturday (March 27). Voting for second phase will take place on April 1.

Campaigning for the BJP, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today said if elected to power his party will bring a legislation to protect traditions and practices of Sabrimala. “If we form government here, we will make legislation for the protection of traditions and practices of Sabrimala. This is our well-considered decision,” he said in Thiruvananthapuram. One of the star campaigners of the BJP, Rajnath Singh said Kerala believes that it needs a new political alternative and the BJP can provide it. The LDF, he said, should come out with an ‘Action Taken Report’ on their promises rather than giving false hopes. The LDF is a group of ten parties ruling the state under the leadership of Pinarayi Vijayan.

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    Rajnath Singh in Thrissur: Newly elected US President Joe Biden in 'Quad meeting' had said that India, under PM Modi's leadership is strengthening...I urge you to save Kerala from LDF and UDF, and their regressive ideologies and make the state glorious again. 

    16:47 (IST)28 Mar 2021
    'This is Bengal, mind games won’t work': TMC responds to Amit Shah's BJP sweep prediction in Phase-I

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    16:06 (IST)28 Mar 2021
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    14:42 (IST)28 Mar 2021
    Amit Shah thanks women voters for voting for BJP

    Amit Shah: The first phase of voting for West Bengal and Assam concluded yesterday. I want to thank people of both the States for voting for us. Voter turnout shows enthusiasm in people. Polling was held peacefully in both West Bengal and Assam. No one died due to poll violence. Yesterday, after many years, the polling process was held without any incident of violence in West Bengal. I want to thank the women of West Bengal for polling in favour of the BJP. BJP will form government in West Bengal with more than 200 seats.

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    14:35 (IST)28 Mar 2021
    BJP will win 26 of 30 phase-I seats in West Bengal: Amit Shah

    Assembly Election Live News: After discussions with booth level workers and party leaders, I can say out of 30 seats in West Bengal we will win more than 26 seats. We have got clear indications that BJP will win more than 37 seats out of 47 seats in Assam. 

    14:25 (IST)28 Mar 2021
    Assam elections: 77 per cent turnout recorded in first phase

    Assam Election 2021: The first phase of polling in Assam was held peacefully in Assam on Saturday when around 77 per cent of the total 81.09 lakh voters exercised their franchise in 47 constituencies. The fate of 264 candidates including Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami, state Congress president Ripun Bora and jailed anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi was sealed in the first of the three-phase election for the 126-member assembly in the state.

    An estimated 76.89 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 6 pm when the voting ended. "The poll percentage may increase a bit after final compilation," Joint Chief Electoral Officer Rahul Ch Das said. He said that polling passed off peacefully across the state and there was no report of any untoward incident. However, the Polling Officer of Sonari Salkathani booth, Tulsi Khanikar, died while on duty. "He fell sick and died on the way to Dibrugarh for treatment. He died on the way," an official of Dibrugarh district said. (PTI)

    13:54 (IST)28 Mar 2021
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    13:52 (IST)28 Mar 2021
    West Bengal Election 2021: Actor Mithun Chakraborty holds a roadshow in Bishnupur

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    12:56 (IST)28 Mar 2021
    Tamil Nadu Election 2021: Rahul Gandhi targets Modi, Shah

    Rahul Gandhi in Chennai: I saw a picture of an elected representative touching the feet of Amit Shah. The only relationship possible in BJP is where you have to touch the feet of the leader of BJP, bow down before Narendra Modi or Amit Shah. When I see Prime Minister Modi controlling Tamil Nadu CM, making him touch his feet silently, I'm not ready to accept it. Tamil Nadu CM doesn't want to bow in front of Amit Shah but he is forced to because of the corruption he has done. 

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    12:54 (IST)28 Mar 2021
    TMC replaces candidate for Matigara-Naxalbari Assembly constituency

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    11:58 (IST)28 Mar 2021
    Assembly Elections 2021: Congress releases its manifesto for Puducherry

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    11:27 (IST)28 Mar 2021
    West Bengal: 10 held for violence during phase 1 of polling

    West Bengal Election 2021: At least 10 people were arrested for allegedly being involved in incidents of violence that occurred in two of the 30 constituencies of West Bengal where polling was held in the first of the eight-phase election on Saturday. Seven people were arrested from Salboni seat in Paschim Medinipur district, where CPI(M) candidate Susanta Ghosh was heckled and stones were hurled at his car allegedly by the ruling TMC supporters. BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari's younger brother Soumendu was attacked and his car was vandalised at Kanthi in Purba Medinipur district allegedly by TMC supporters and three persons were arrested. Other than some sporadic incidents of violence, polling was held in a peaceful manner in 30 assembly constituencies in West Bengal. 

    11:09 (IST)28 Mar 2021
    Kerala Election 2021: Rajnath Singh holds a roadshow in Thiruvananthapuram

    Kerala Assembly Election 2021: Defence Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh holds a roadshow in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

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    10:51 (IST)28 Mar 2021
    Nearly 80 per cent turnout in West Bengal, over 72 per cent in Assam

    Assembly Elections 2021: A voter turnout of 79.79 percent was recorded in West Bengal and 72.14 percent in Assam on Saturday in the first phase of assembly elections in these states. Voting was held in 30 assembly constituencies in West Bengal and 47 seats in Assam in this phase with a total of 21,825 polling stations. During the polls, 10288 each of Ballot Units (BUs),  Control Units (CUs) and VVPATs were used in West Bengal and 11,537 each of BUs, CUs and 37 VVPATs were used in Assam.  One control unit, on VVPAT and at least one ballot unit make an EVM. "Non-functioning rate during the poll is lesser than experienced in last few polls," an EC statement said without elaborating. 

    In West Bengal, nearly 74 lakh electorate across 10,288 polling stations had registered to exercise their franchise in this phase. Voting was held in 47 assembly constituencies of Assam with a total of 81 lakh electorate registered across 11,537 polling stations. The number of polling stations had increased as the number of voters per polling station was reduced from 1,500 to 1000 keeping social distancing norms in mind due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Assembly Elections 2021: Heated campaigning is on for five states — Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry — where elections are due or happening.  West Bengal will be voting in eight phases while Assam will have just three. First phase of polling in Assam and Bengal have already taken place. Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will vote in single phase on April 6. Results will be declared on May 2.
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