West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Saltora (SC) profile: TMC's Swapan Bouri won from constituency in previous two elections
In the 2011 and 2016 Assembly polls, Swapan defeated CPM's Sasthi Charan Bauri.
The Saltora Assembly constituency is reserved for Scheduled Castes and lies in the Bankura district of West Bengal. It is part of the Bankura Lok Sabha constituency.
In 2016, the constituency had a total of 2,12,955 registered electors.
Voter turnout in previous election
The voter turnout in the 2016 Assembly election was 86.40 percent.
Past election results and winners
In 2011, TMC's Swapan Bouri trounced CPM's Sasthi Charan Bauri by 12,697 votes. In 2016, Sasthi Charan again lost to Swapan by 12,523 votes.
Elections for the West Bengal Assembly will be held in eight phases, up from seven 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 West Bengal's Assembly elections has been scheduled for 1 April and will cover 30 constituencies, followed by the third phase on 6 April for 31 seats, the fourth on 10 April for 44 constituencies, the fifth on 17 April for 45 seats, sixth for 43 seats on 22 April, seventh phase on 26 April for 36 seats and last and eighth phase on 29 April for 35 seats, Arora said.
Polling for the Saltora Assembly constituency will take place on 27 March, during the first phase of the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election.
A total of 30 seats are undergoing polling in the first phase.
These seats are spread across tribal-dominated Purulia, Bankura, Jhargram, Purba Medinipur (Part 1) and Paschim Medinipur (Part 1) districts which were once considered the citadel of the Left.
Campaigning for the first phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections came to an end at 5 pm on 25 March.
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