Kolkata: West Bengal goes to the polls in the third phase today. Polling is underway in 31 assembly seats today. Today, about 78 lakh 52 thousand 425 voters are exercising their franchise. With this, 205 candidates are in the fray. Out of the total 31 seats are going for voting today, 16 seats are in South 24 Parganas, 7 seats in Howrah, and 8 in Hooghly district. According to reports, the entire constituency is considered to be a stronghold of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and has been considered to be a stronghold of TMC in these areas. Mamata Banerjee's party had won these seats outright in the last assembly elections 2016.
In fact, their candidates had completely defeated their opponents and won 29 seats, while the Congress and the Left had to settle for just one seat each. At that time, the BJP account was not even open. The ruling party had retained its dominance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. This time the first phase of elections was held in Bengal on 27th March. The voting percentage at that time was 84.63 percent.
This was followed by the second phase of polling on April 1 and then the voting percentage was 86.11 percent. In Bengal, 31 assembly seats are going to polls in the third phase today. West Bengal will go to the polls in five more phases. The last phase of polling is scheduled to be held in the state on 29th April and the counting of votes will take place on 2nd May. This time, BJP and TMC are seen as tough contests in the Bengal elections.