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West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 5 Voting, Full Schedule, Constituencies List: West Bengal is going to vote in the fifth phase of polls tomorrow. The Election Commission has made adequate arrangements in wake of the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Notably, West Bengal has recorded the highest single-day spike of 6,769 coronavirus cases and at least 22 more fatalities yesterday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah led the campaign blitzkrieg for the BJP while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi debuted with two public meetings in north Bengal. For TMC, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee led the campaign. This phase is crucial for the ruling TMC, which is aiming to better its 2016 tally of 32 seats, even as a resurgent BJP looks to make inroads. In the last election, the Left-Congress alliance had bagged 10 seats. Elections have been held in 135 constituencies so far and the remaining 159 seats are set to go to polls between April 17 and 29.
West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 5 Voting Time and Date: The polling will start at 7 am and will conclude at 6 pm tomorrow, April 17.
West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 5 Key Candidates: There are 342 candidates in the fray for the Phase-V polls. Prominent names include Siliguri Mayor and Left Front leader Ashok Bhattacharya, state ministers Gautam Deb and Bratya Basu and BJP’s Samik Bhattacharya.
West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 5 Security Arrangements: Security measures have been heightened for phase five in view of the violence in the previous phase, which witnessed the death of five people in Cooch Behar, including four in CISF firing. The Election Commission has deployed at least 853 companies of central forces to ensure free and fair voting.
West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 5 Number of Polling Booths and Voters: Over one crore voters will decide the political fate of 342 candidates in the fifth phase of polls. Voting will be held at 15,789 polling stations in the 45 constituencies.
West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 5 Constituencies: Of the 45 constituencies going to polls, 16 seats in North 24 Parganas, eight in Purba Bardhaman, eight in Nadia, seven in Jalpaiguri, five in Darjeeling and one in Kalimpong district.
Dhupguri Maynaguri Jalpaiguri
Rajganj Dabgram-Phulbari Mal Jalpaiguri ST
Nagrakata Kalimpong Darjeeling
Kurseong Matigara-Naxalbari Siliguri
Phansidewa Santipur Ranaghat Uttar Paschim
Krishnaganj Ranaghat Uttar Purba Ranaghat Dakshin
Chakdaha Kalyani Haringhata
Panihati Kamarhati Baranagar
Dum Dum Rajarhat New Town Bidhannagar
Rajarhat Gopalpur Madhyamgram Barasat
Deganga Haroa Minakhan
Sandeshkhali Basirhat Dakshin Basirhat Uttar
Hingalganj Khandaghosh Bardhaman Dakshin
Raina Jamalpur Manteswar
Kalna Memari Bardhaman Uttar
West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 5 COVID protocol: Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, the EC has put in place measures to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols during the voting process. The voters will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
Counting of votes for the Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and West Bengal polls assembly elections will take place on May 2.