Assembly Election 2021: Will approach polls with agenda of development and form govt in four states, Puducherry, says BJP
Voting for the Assembly polls in four states and the UT of Puducherry will begin on 27 March, with West Bengal to witness the maximum of eight phases of polling continuing till 29 April
New Delhi: Confident of winning all the five upcoming Assembly polls, the schedule for which was announced by the Election Commission (EC) on Friday, the BJP said it will reach out to people with a positive agenda of development and a self-reliant India.
Voting for the Assembly polls in four states and the Union Territory of Puducherry will begin on 27 March, with West Bengal to witness the maximum of eight phases of polling continuing till 29 April, the EC announced on Friday.
Counting of votes for the four states and Puducherry will be taken up on 2 May.
Welcoming the announcement of the poll schedule, BJP's national media in-charge Anil Baluni said, "We will go to people with a positive agenda of development, a self-reliant India and the welfare work done by the Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi."
Talking about West Bengal, which is witnessing a high-octane battle between the ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) and the BJP, he said the people of the state have made up their mind to vote the saffron party to power.
He further said not only in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), along with its allies, will form the government in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry too.
The Assam Assembly polls will be held in three phases on 27 March, 1 April and 6 April, while polling for Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry Assembly elections will take place in a single phase on 6 April.
Elections for the West Bengal Assembly will be held in eight phases, up from seven the last time, beginning with polling for 30 seats on 27 March, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said while announcing the poll schedule.
The second phase of the West Bengal polls has been scheduled on 1 April and will cover 30 constituencies, followed by the third phase for 31 seats on 6 April, the fourth phase for 44 constituencies on 10 April, the fifth phase for 45 seats on 17 April, the sixth phase for 43 seats on 22 April, the seventh phase for 36 seats on 26 April and the eighth phase for 35 seats on 29 April, Arora said.
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