West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 Phase 8 Voting Live Updates: Over 35 constituencies in West Bengal are going to polls in the final phase of the 8-phased elections in the state today. Over 84 lakh eligible voters will decide the fate of 283 candidates in these assembly constituencies. As per updates from the Election Commission, the voting is being held at 11,860 polling stations spread over 11 assembly constituencies each in Murshidabad and Birbhum, six in Malda and seven in Kolkata. The voting will be held between 7 AM and 6.30 PM.Also Read - Bengal Records 75% Voter Turnout Amid Raving COVID-19 Crisis
The Election Commission said that a total of 84,77,728 voters — 43,55,835 male, 41,21,735 women and 158 of the third gender are eligible to vote in the eighth phase polls. While 11 candidates each have been fielded by TMC, BSP and BJP, the CPI(M) is contesting on four seats, Congress in three, AIFB in 2 and RSP (1). There are four Independent candidates in the fray as well. Notably, the focus in this phase will be on five assembly constituencies in Kolkata north – Beleghata, Jorsanko, Shyampukur, Maniktala, Kashipur-Belgachia.