We had seen the Panchayat election in West Bengal. There Trinamool Congress (TMC) won 20,076 of the 58,692 seats uncontested. There were violence in different polling stations. This time also isolated incidences of violence took palace in the last phase of assembly Election 2021. Bombs were hurled near Mahajati Sadan. Violence were reported in different places of Birbhum district like Nanoor and Ilambazar. That’s why Home Ministry had deployed twelve companies of central police forces in West Bengal to conduct the polls peacefully.
From two seats in 2014 Lok Sabha election to eighteen seats in 2019 Lok Sabha election, Bhartiya Janata Party has emerged as a strong contender in West Bengal. Actually people’s anger against Mamata Banerjee and her party leaders are converting into votes for Bharatiya Janata Party. Politics of appeasement, scams and miss management of resources are some reasons for which Trinamool Congress lost people’s trust. Illegal immigration from Bangladesh is a big issue raised by BJP. Sarada and Rose Valley chit fund scam and Narada sting operation scandal embarrassed the Mamata Banerjee driven government. Violence and communal riots took place in several parts of Bengal like Kaliachak Malda Riots 2016, Dhulagarh communal clash etc. For these reasons there were already an anti incumbency against the present government.
In this assembly election there are three fronts. They are Mamata Banerjee led TMC, Dilip ghosh led BJP and CPI(M) led Sanjukta Morcha or Secular Democratic Alliance.
The assembly election was conducted in 8 phases from 27 March to 29 April 2021. Polarization obviously will play a big role in this election.
Bharatiya Janata Party is in Allience with Hindu Samhati, All Jharkhand Students Union, Gorkha National Liberation Front, Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists, Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League and Gorkhaland Rajya Nirman Morcha.
Election results of 4 states and 1 Union Territory will be declared on 2nd May.