Scrutiny of nomination to take place for second phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam

In Assam, scrutiny of nominations will take place today for the assembly elections. A total of 408 candidates have filed their nominations for the 2nd phase. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is 17th of this month. Polling for this phase will be held on April 1. Elections to the 126-member Assam Assembly will be held in three phases on 27th March and 1st and 6th April. Counting of votes will be taken up on the 2nd of May.

In West Bengal, scrutiny of nominations will be done today for the second phase of assembly elections. 177 nominations have been filed for 30 seats in this phase. BJP and TMC have fielded candidates for all the seats whereas CPIM in 16, Congress in 9, DSP in 7, CPI in 2 and Forward Block has fielded candidates for 2 seats. 47 candidates from other parties and 34 Independents have also submitted nominations.

Elections will be held on 1st of April for 9 seats each in East and West Medinipur, 8 seats in Bankura and 4 seats in South 24 Parganas. Nandigram seat will also go for polls in this phase.

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