Voting for the fourth phase of the eight-phase assembly election in West Bengal began this morning in 44 of the state’s 294 constituencies amid elaborate security arrangements.
Polling for the fourth phase will be will held across five districts and 44 assembly seats.
The districts include Howrah Part II, South 24 Parganas Part III and Hooghly Part II, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar on Saturday.
The forty four Assembly Constituencies of West Bengal going to polls in fourth phase are: 1. Mekliganj (SC) 2. Mathabhanga (SC) 3. Coochbehar Uttar (SC) 4. Coochbehar Dakshin 5. Sitalkuchi (SC) 6. Sitai (SC) 7. Dinhata 8. Natabari 9. Tufanganj 10. Kumargram (ST) 11. Kalchini (ST) 12. Alipurduars 13. Falakata (SC) 14. Madarihat (ST) 15. Sonarpur Dakshin 16. Bhangar 17. Kasba 18. Jadavpur 19. Sonarpur Uttar 20. Tollyganj 21. Behala Purba 22. Behala Paschim 23. Maheshtala 24. Budge Budge 25. Metiaburuz 26. Bally 27. Howrah Uttar 28. Howrah Madhya 29. Shibpur 30. Howrah Dakshin31. Sankrail (SC) Panchla 33. Uluberia Purba 34. Domjur 35. Uttarpara 36. Sreerampur 37. Champdani 38. Singur 39. Chandannagar 40. Chunchura 41. Balagarh (SC) 42. Pandua 43. Saptagram 44. Chanditala.
The fate of 373 candidates in which 50 (13%) are female candidates will be decided in the fourth phase by 1,15,81,022 voters including 58,82,514 are males, 56,98,218 females and 290 third gender who will exercise their franchise in 15,940 polling booths spread across the 44 constituencies, the Election Commission sources said.
Women voters will become the deciding factor in West Bengal`s South 24 Parganas district during the state`s fourth phase Assembly elections for 44 constituencies.
The total number of female voters in these 11 constituencies are 15,70,392, while the number of the male voters is 15,66,161.
Bharatiya Janata Party and ruling Trinamool Congress are contesting for all the 44 seats while Congress, Left parties and their alliance partner Indian Secular Front are fighting under the banner of Sanyukt Morcha.
About 793 companies of central security forces have been deployed in the constituencies to ensure a peaceful election. 99 companies have been deployed in the Alipurduar, 45 companies in Baruipur , 84 companies in Chandannagar, 188 companies in Cooch Behar, 39 companies in
Diamond Harbour, 91 companies in Hooghly, 140 companies in Howrah, 101 companies in Kolkata and 6 companies in Jalpaiguri.
The remaining four phases are on April 17, April 22, April 26 and April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.