West Bengal will vote for 30 seats in the first round of the by-elections on Saturday. Voting will be held in five constituencies. This phase begins the high-octane power struggle for power in Bengal.
Here are five things to keep in mind for the West Bengal Assembly election, which is widely considered among the next five parliamentary elections:
BJP FIRE FIRE
The BJP has fielded five MPs (MPs), including Union Minister Babul Supriyo in the Bengal state elections. Babul Supriyo is running for the Tollygunge convention (also known as Tollyganj).
Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta of Tarkeswar, Hooghly MP Locket Chatterjee participates in Chunchura, Ranaghat MP Jagannath Sarkar of Shantipur, and Cooch Behar MP Nisith Pramanik of Dinatap.
Some of BJP’s key players include former Bengal BJP president Rahul Sinha participating in Howrah, Mukul Roy of Krishnanagar North and his son Shubranshu Roy of Bijpur. Actress Parno Mitra is vying for the Baranagar seat.
The most popular election war in Bengal was to be contested in the Nandigram seat. Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee has resigned from his traditional seat in Babanipur to Nandigram, where he was challenged by his former aide, Suvendu Adhikari, a local lawyer and BJP.
It was from Nandigram that Suvndu Adhikari met Mamata Banerjee in 2007 giving birth to what became a Nandigram organization. In four years, Mamata Banerjee became a powerful force and defeated the 34-year rule of the Left Front in Bengal.
KINGS OF THE COURT IN TMC
Like the BJP, the TMC also starred in and probably included more celebrities than BJP in the Bengal annual elections. Political activist Manoj Tiwary joins Shibpur.
Actor Zion Ghosh claims Asansol South. Another Bengali actress June Malia joins Medinipur and Santantika Banerjee from Bankura. Actor Kanchan Mallick is the person who will be overseeing the TMC of Uttarpara.
THERE IS AN INVOLVEMENT FOR BENGAL
The most talked about name from the Left-Congress-Indian Secular Front (ISF) is that of one of the leaders of the JNU student union, Aishe Ghosh, who fired shots after his attack during the 2019 college violence. CPI-M also has Aishe Ghosh included in the chair of the Jamuria convention.
CASTE EQUALITY OF BENGAL PROPERTY
Caste is not considered an influential figure in Bengal politics during the long reign of the Left Front. Casteism, however, was rampant in the community but did not care about voting. Caste ownership became a major factor in the 2011 Bengal elections.