In Assam, all preparations have been underway for the second, and final phase of assembly elections and 61 seats will go to elections at this stage today.
A total of 525 candidates are in contention at this stage and polling staff deployed to carry out the elections have reached their stands.
Additional CEO Nitin Khade said the armed forces of the central police have been deployed in almost all polling stations and have taken appropriate security measures, and additional forces have also been deployed as per requirement.
1617 booths have been identified as hypersensitive at this stage, and a total of 1.4 crore voters can exercise their right to vote.
Most of the seats are likely to witness a triangular fight between BJP – Earn Parishad- BPF alliance Assam, AIUDF, and the combination Congress-UPP.
While BJP has 35 candidates in assemblies, Assam Gana Parishad ally competes in 19 seats and ten seats BPF compete in.
Congress and its ally UPP are contesting all 61 seats, and AIUDF candidates are in the race for 47 seats.
Among those, Assam Gana Parishad leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta of baharampur, Congress leader Rockybul Hussein in Samaguri, BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma from Jalukbari and chief Badruddin Ajmal AIUDF prominent candidates compete from the North Sálmara seat.
In West Bengal, full preparations have been made and reinforced security for voting today for 31 Assembly seats in Paschim Medinipur, Bankura and Burdwan districts. Voting shares and have reported reaching polling stations designated for the final arrangements to level the voting booth.
phase 1-B poll Monday will be held in 13 districts of Paschim Medinipur, Burdwan 9 and 9 in Bankura district.
Approximately 70 lakh voters are registered to decide the electoral fate of 163 candidates, including 21 women.
The highest number of 10 candidates are in the fray for the Chhatna seat in Bankura while the lowest, total 3 are fighting for Paschim Medinipur Keshpur in.
All seats are prepared primarily for a triangular contest between the ruling Trinamool Congress, BJP, and the Left-Congress combine candidates.
BJP and TMC have candidates in all 31 seats. The CPI-M candidates are contesting 19 leaving one seat each CPI, RSP and Forward Bloc and 8 for Congress.
Congress “ten nonagenarian time MLA and former minister of Gyan Singh Sohanpal and director BJP state Dilip Kumar Ghosh are blocked in the Kharagpur Sadar seat as prominent candidate CPI-M Surjya Kanta Mishra and leader of Manas Congress Bhunia are trying to retain seats Naraingarh and Sabang respectively.
Single, Bishnupur and Asansol Uttar also among the main stakeholders in this round of voting as three members of the outgoing cabinet Mamata are locked in a three-way fight.
In total, 350 companies of Central security forces have been deployed to ensure a peaceful, free and fair vote. State CEO Additional Dibyendu Sarkar said central air forces have been deployed in all polling stations to ensure a free and fair vote.
Local police keep voters queues outside the booths. Interstate borders along the three districts have been sealed, and air surveillance began as parts of the districts, which are distributed in Paschim Medinipur and Bankura have been classified as sensitive from the security angle.
Online monitoring via cameras mounted mobile unit power and CCTV live will be conducted by the Election Commission. Several polling stations and model of all women’s centers polarization are arranged for the convenience of voters.
In between 44-45 degrees centigrade, parts voting Bankura, Paschim Medinipur and Burdwan maintain the collection kits voting materials and packages EVM of their respective center’s subdivision, Saturday and left for respective destinations to carry out today’s vote.
Members of several of those parties who collected their voting kits Christian Collegiate School Bankura Sadar subdivision said they are carrying AIR precautionary kits to combat the severe heat. (ANI)