The elections would take place in 8 phases for a total of 294 seats in the assembly.
Thirty-eight-year-old, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) worker, Uday Mandal was shot last afternoon. He is in charge of a total of 8 booths in the Mothaabari constituency of Malda District. He is recovering in the Malda Medical College and Hospital after being shot.
Mandal’s brother, Siben has put allegations on the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the malevolent act. He also said that when he reached the scene after hearing news, after asking around he was told the names of Chobilal Mandal among other local TMC leaders. Malda SP Alok Rajoria spoke to ANI revealing that they have started the investigation.
It is the season of elections in West Bengal and these conflicts don’t seem to end. On 27th March, voting for the first phase would take place.
The elections would take place in 8 phases for a total of 294 seats in the assembly. The first two phases would be on 30 seats each. The third phase would be for 31 seats from 6th April, the Fourth phase with 44 seats on 10th April, the fifth phase with 45 seats on 17th April, sixth phase with 43 seats on 22nd April, 36 seats on 26th April for the seventh phase, and 35 seats on 29th April for the eighth and final phase. The counting of the votes would take place on the second of May.