West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 Phase 6 Polling LIVE: The polling began at 7 am and will conclude at 6 am amid tight security arrangements and Covid-19 guidelines put in place by the Election Commission. 43 constituencies will go to the polls on Thursday with 306 candidates in the fray in this phase. Over one crore voters in West Bengal will decide the political fate of the candidates.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted ahead of polling saying, “The people of West Bengal are voting to elect a new assembly. On the sixth phase today, urging those whose seats are polling to exercise their franchise.
The fate of several heavyweight candidates will be decided in this phase — three ministers, three film star, several TMC turncoat and Mukul Roy, the first Trinamool leader to join the BJP.
The 6th phase of Bengal elections are being conducted under the dark clouds of Covid 19 as in a first, Bengal has crossed the 10,000-mark, logging 10,748 fresh cases.
Concerns about Covid have not put a stop to campaigning. Union minister Amit Shah will attend three poll meetings today, Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has four road shows and the BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari is holding three roadshows in Kolkata, which has been hit worst by the pandemic.