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WB polls: EC rejects nomination of TMC candidate Ujjwal Kumar from Joypur

The Election Commission on Thursday rejected the nomination of Trinamool Congress candidate Ujjwal Kumar from Joypur Assembly seat

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The Election Commission on Thursday rejected the nomination of Trinamool Congress candidate Ujjwal Kumar from Joypur Assembly seat.

BJP candidate Narhari Mahato is in the fray in Joypur. She is a former Forward Bloc MP who recently joined tje BJP.

Elections to 294-member Assembly will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.

is likely to witness a triangular contest this time with TMC, Congress-Left alliance and the BJP in the fray.While Mamata Banerjee is seeking her third consecutive term, BJP has set a target of winning 200 seats in the 294-member state Assembly. Congress and the Left have stitched the alliance for the polls and had already finalised the seat-sharing agreement. They are also in touch with the Indian Secular Front (ISF), recently floated by influential minority leader Abbas Siddique.

In 2016, Assembly elections, out of the 294 seats, Congress had managed to win 44 seats while the Left Front bagged 33 seats. The ruling TMC secured 211 seats and the BJP had won 3 seats.

The BJP made deep inroads in the state in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections winning 18 seats and decimating TMC's tally to 22. Out of the total 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, Congress won two seats, the Left drew a blank.

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First Published: Thu, March 11 2021. 14:48 IST
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