Kolkata: On Thursday, the second phase of the Bengal and Assam assembly election started in the morning at 8 am. Till 1 pm, Bengal has recorded 58% voter turnout in the 2nd phase of polling in assembly elections, while Assam recorded 48% turnout. However, the polling is done for a total of 30 seats in Bengal and 39 seats in Assam in this phase.
The election experts say that all eyes are on Nandigram where Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is up against heavyweight leader Suvendu Adhikari. She has given up her traditional Bhowanipore seat to contest from Nandigram just in a challenge to defeat Suvendu Adhikari.
Suvendu Adhikari, who left TMC and joined Bhartiya Janta Party a few months ahead of the Bengal assembly election. In the 2016 assembly elections, out of these 30 seats, TMC won 23, 5 by Left Front and Congress and BJP one each.
In Assam, five ministers, the deputy speaker and few key opposition leaders are in the battle of Assam and Bengal Phase 2 Voting. More details will be added soon to the page once we receive them. Till then, stay tuned with us!