New Delhi: A day after the election dates 2021 were announced, poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Saturday asserted that one of the key battles for democracy in the country will be fought in West Bengal. Referring to the forthcoming Bengal elections, which will be held in 8 phases from March 27, Kishor claimed that the people of Bengal are ready with their ‘message’ and determined to show the ‘right card’. He also shared the Trinamool Congress’s main slogan – Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chaye (Bengal only wants its own daughter) – on the micro-blogging site. Also Read - EC Curtails Campaign Timing Up To 7 PM, Extends Silence Period As COVID Cases Soar In Bengal
“One of the key battles FOR DEMOCRACY in India will be fought in West Bengal, and the people of Bengal are ready with their MESSAGE and determined to show the RIGHT CARD – #BanglaNijerMeyekeiChay (Bengal Only Wants its Own Daughter) PS: On 2nd May, hold me to my last tweet,” he wrote. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee Urges EC To Merge Remaining Phases of Bengal Polls Into One Amid COVID Cases Surge
Notably, the Trinamool Congress has hired election strategist Prashant Kishor to revamp the party for the 2021 assembly polls. Kishor’s company, I-PAC, is helping the party to take on the BJP, which is aggressively campaigning in the state to wrest power from Mamata.
About 8-Phased Bengal Elections 2021
West Bengal will go to polls in 8 phases on March 27, April 1, April 6, April 10, April 17, April 22, April 26 and April 29, making it the longest ever polls in the state.
Polls are to be held for 294 seats in West Bengal and counting of votes will be held on May 2. The term of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) government will end on May 30.
Earlier last month, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora had informed that there will be 1,01,790 polling stations for the 2021 assembly elections and every booth should be made accessible to all persons with disabilities.