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Elections At Its Last Phase. Bengal Under Polling For Its Eight Phase Amid Consistent Covid Surge

West Bengal is under its eight and last phase of election today amid the worsening Covid-19 condition in the state. The state is voting for 35 seats including Birbhum, Kolkata, Murshidabad and Malda.

Out of all 35 seats 6 are in Malda, 7 in Kolkata and 11 each in Birbhum and Murshidabad. Voting at total 11,860 polling centres is being held in this phase. Total 283 candidates are standing for elections today.

Two ministers — Sadhan Pande and Shashi Panji are standing for re-election tofay. Birbhum is the key constituency as it has long history of election-related violnec.

In all Covid has impacted the whole election process at large but this phase has had a worst impact as one of its candidate has succumbed to the virus and another is presently suffering due to the disease.

A leader from opposition BJP Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury from Englishbazar has also been admitted to the hospital after being infected with Covid-19.

On the other hand Nandita Sinha, wife of TMC candidate Kajal Sinha who died of Covid-19 has filed a case of murder against Election Commission.

The state has reported a high spike of 17,207 fresh cases with 3,821 only from state’s capital Kolkata in last 24 hours. Bengal also reported a death toll of 77.

The results for the elections held in the state for over a month along with other four states and UTs will be declared on May 2.

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