Kolkata: The 6th phase of the West Bengal Election 2021 will be held on April 22. On this day, voting will be held at 43 assembly seats in 4 districts of West Bengal.
These four districts include North 24 Parganas, East Burdwan, Nadia and North Dinajpur. During the sixth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021, 779 companies of Central Police Forces (CPF) will be deployed to guard the polling booths.
Seat wise deployment of CPF in 6th phase of West Bengal Election 2021
Asansol Durgapur - 14 companies
Bangaon - 69 companies
Barasat - 59 companies
Barrackpore - 108 companies
Basirhat - 40 companies
Bidhannagar Commissionerate - 3 companies
South Dinajpur - 3 companies
Islampur - 62 companies
Krishnanagar - 162 companies
East Burdwan - 143 companies
Raiganj- 97 companies
One company of CPF consists of around 100 soldiers.
A total of 308 candidates are contesting from 43 seats in the sixth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021. The total number of voters in these constituencies is 1.03 crore. Of these, 50.56 are women and 256 are third gender people.
A total of 14,460 polling booths have been set up for the sixth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021.
According to Election Commission sources, several seats in the four districts of this phase are considered to be sensitive. There are violence prone seats like Bhatpara, Naihati, Mangalkot, Barrackpore, Bhatar in this phase.
The Election Commission has asked the central forces to be more vigilant. The CPF have been allowed to open fire if needed. But it has also been made clear that the shots have to be fired below the knee.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee has questioned the central forces from the very beginning of the West Bengal Election 2021. There are even allegations that the central forces are influencing voters to vote for the BJP.