Kolkata : Election has been conducted in four states and one union territory of the country, now the wait is just to announce the names of the candidates, that too can be done today. In West Bengal, Mamta didi can open her cards today, while the BJP can also announce the names of candidates. According to the information received, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has finalized the names of the candidates and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee can announce the names today. Mamta Banerjee has already declared her name from Nandigram seat. She is also scheduled to file nomination from Nandigram on Mahashivaratri on 11 March. Mamta Banerjee will announce the names of all the candidates today.
In the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a marathon meeting of the BJP Central Election Committee took place on Thursday and there was a churn in the names of the candidates of Assam and West Bengal. In Assam and West Bengal, the names of the candidates were discussed in this meeting in the first two phases in which the constituencies are going to vote. Though the names of the candidates were not announced, the party can release the first list of candidates in both states on Friday. No decision could be taken in the meeting to field Shubhendu Adhikari, who recently joined BJP from Nandigram in West Bengal, but if sources are to be believed, the party can field him against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Voting will be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29 in West Bengal, while in Assam in three phases between March 27 and April 6. The Trinamool Congress has been in power in West Bengal for the last 10 years. This time the BJP and other opposition parties are challenging it. The BJP has been trying hard to remove Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from power. In Assam, the BJP and its allies, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the United People’s Party Liberals (UPPL), amalgamated in 86 seats. Most of these seats are to be voted in the first and second phase.
In the BJP Central Election Committee meeting, BJP discussed the names of its candidates in 86 seats. There are a total of 126 assembly seats in Assam. The state is going to vote in three phases. The party’s Central Election Committee met at the BJP headquarters to decide the names of the candidates in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chairman JP Nadda and other members were present.