Assembly elections 2016: Final phase of voting begins in Assam; 2nd part of 1st phase in West Bengal

Two-phased polling was announced for 126-member Assam assembly; polling in 294 constituencies of West Bengal will be held in six phases.

Assembly elections 2016: Final phase of voting begins in Assam; 2nd part of 1st phase in West Bengal

Guwahati/Kolkata: All is set for the second and final phase of assembly elections in Assam and the second part of the first phase in West Bengal on Monday.

In Assam, 61 constituencies covering lower and central parts of the state will go to the polls in this phase, while 31 constituencies will go to vote in West Bengal.

The 31 constituencies are spread over Paschim Medinipur, Bankura and Burdwan districts.

The central armed police forces will handle the situation inside the booths, while the state police forces are involved in other jobs like maintaining queues and managing crowds.

Two-phased polling was announced for 126-member Assam assembly; polling in 294 constituencies of West Bengal will be held in six phases.

Nazrul Islam, Rockybul Hussein, Nilmoni Sen Deka from Congress; Himanta Biswa Sarma, Ranjit Kumar Das and Siddhartha Bhattacharya of BJP; AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal; and LDP chief Pradyut Bora are prominent among others candidates whose fate will be decided by over 1 crore 4 lakh electorates in Assam.

The Election Commission has deployed 916 Micro Observers., while 505 polling booths will be covered by web casting system.

All the seats are mainly poised to see a triangular contest between the ruling Trinamul Congress, the BJP and the Left-Congress combine candidates.

Congress' 10-time MLA and former minister Gyan Singh Sohanpal and state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh are locked on Kharagpur Sadar seat, while prominent CPI (M) candidate Surjya Kanta Mishra and Congress leader Manas Bhunia are trying to retain Naraingarh and Sabang seats, respectively.

Pingla, Bishnupur and Asansol Uttar are also the key constituencies as prominent members of the outgoing Mamata cabinet are locked in three-cornered fight.

With ANI inputs

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