WB Election 2021 Live, West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 1 Polling Updates: Polling took place in Purulia, Bankura, Jhargram and Paschim Medinipur, and Purba Medinipur.
West Bengal Phase-I Voting Live: More than 73 lakh voters in West Bengal will decide the fate of 191 candidates across 30 assembly segments.
2021 West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 1 Voting News: Nearly 80 per cent voter turnout recorded till 6 pm in the first phase of polling in West Bengal Assembly elections. Voting for 30 of 294 assembly constituencies is still underway in phase one of West Bengal Assembly Election.
Ahead of voting, two security personnel were injured in a firing incident at Satsatmal in Bhagwanpur assembly constituency of East Midnapore. BJP District President Anup Chakraborty said that those associated with TMC were trying to terrorise people in Argoal panchayat area.
TMC leader Derek O’Brien said that the TMC will win Bengal. “Bengal’s daughter will defeat Bengal’s traitor in his own backyard at Nandigram, members of tourist gang will continue to do what they do best – try and destroy institutions in India. Women in Bengal will continue to wear sarees any way they want,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President JP Nadda urged people to vote in large numbers. “Today, Phase 1 of the West Bengal Assembly elections begin. I would request all those who are voters in the seats polling today to exercise their franchise in record numbers,” said PM Modi.
West Bengal Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting: 2021 West Bengal Election Phase 1 Voting, WB Assembly Election Polling Coverage
All polling booths in the state have been identified as sensitive, he added. With the first phase, polling will be over in two districts -- Purulia and Jhargram. While both the BJP and TMC are claiming to win over 200 seats in the 294 member assembly, the opinion polls have favoured the ruling regime. Mamata Banerjee is set to return as the chief minister for the state for the third consecutive term by winning 157 seats. The BJP is expected to win 107 seats, an increase of 104 seats, up from the 3 seats it got in the 2016 polls. The Third Front of Congress and Left is predicted to get just 33 seats.