The first phase of elections in high-stakes poll battle in West Bengal will be held on Saturday with both the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seeking to outdo each other in poll promises and campaign rhetoric.
At a rally West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, Industrial growth has stopped. Only his (PM Narendra Modi’s) beard is growing. Sometimes he calls himself Swami Vivekananda & sometimes renames stadiums after his own name. Something is wrong with his brain. It seems his screw is loose.
Thirty seats go to the polls in the first phase and include all constituencies in Purulia and Jhargram and some constituencies from Bankura, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur.
Elections to 294 constituencies in the state will be held in eight phases till April 29 and the results will be declared on May 2.
The first phase of polling will decide the electoral fate of 191 candidates including 21 women.