The first phase of polling in West Bengal will begin on March 27 and the state will witness an intense competition between Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress- left alliance in the 30 seats that will be covered in this phase.
The 30 Assembly Constituencies in the first phase, covers all constituencies from the districts of Purulia and Jhargram and some constituencies from Bankura, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur.
People in the tribal-dominated districts of Purulia, Jhargram, Bankura, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur voted for TMC in the last two Assembly elections. However, BJP won in all these four areas in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Several Ministers have switched parties from TMC to BJP after being denied tickets for the polls.
West Bengal Assembly Election will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.