Assembly Elections 2021 Live Updates: Describing all 31 West Bengal assembly constituencies where polls are set to be held on Tuesday as ‘sensitive’, the Election Commission of India (ECI) Monday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, an official said. The order prohibits public gatherings in the constituencies spread across three districts when the third phase of elections will be held in the state.
The ruling AIADMK on Monday approached the Election Commission demanding to revoke elections in Kolathur, Chepauk, Katpadi, Tiruvannamalai and Trichy West constituencies alleging malpractices like money distribution in these seats, ANI reported.
Meanwhile, addressing a rally in Hooghly, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed confidence in her chances to win the upcoming state election, saying, “I will win Bengal on one leg and in the future, will get victory in Delhi on two legs.” Banerjee also slammed the BJP for not being able to find a local candidate to contest polls. “They don’t have any locals, all their people are borrowed from either TMC or CPM,” she added.
The high octane campaigning for Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and third phase of Bengal ended on Sunday. In Tamil Nadu, the campaign ended at 7 pm with the stage now set for the polling on April 6 to decide between the hat-trick victory for the AIADMK or the return of DMK after a decade in opposition.
Bengal, where the campaigning ended at 5pm, witnessed an array of national leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president JP Nadda, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath among others vigorously holding rallies in the past few days.
In Kerala too, massive road shows and long rallies were witnessed in the final weeks of campaigning. While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took out a roadshow in northern Kozhikode district and in Nemom in Thiruvananthapuram, Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan led a massive one at Dharmadam in Kannur, his home constituency.