The Election Commission announced the election dates for Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry on February 26. Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora said that West Bengal to see eight-phase elections and the first phase of polling on March 27, second phase of polling on April 01, third phase of polling on April 06, fourth phase of polling on April 10, fifth phase of polling on April 17, sixth phase polling on April 22, seventh phase April 26, final phase polling on April 29.
Union Minister Smriti Irani rode a scooty during a roadshow of BJP in West Bengal. Irani, who is on a day-long visit to the poll-bound state, joined a bike rally on Friday. The BJP minister was seen riding scooty in Panchpota area of South 24 Parganas district. Smriti Irani was accompanied by BJP workers and party leader Roopa Ganguly. This comes a day after Mamata Banerjee rode an e-scooter in protest against rising fuel prices. The West Bengal CM Commuted to and from the State Secretariat Nabanna on the electric scooter. On the way to Nabanna in the morning, the CM was seen riding pillion on the battery-powered e-scooter. While in the afternoon, Banerjee took the driver's seat on the way to her residence in Kalighat. While Banerjee rode the scooter at a slow speed, some security personnel followed her on foot. Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly are due in march-may this year. The eight-phase polling will start on march 27 and conclude on April 29, results on May 2.
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