The Indian National Congress on Thursday announced two candidates for by-elections to the Legislative Assembly in West Bengal. The party named Saiful Alam Khan as its candidate from Kandi Assembly Seat. While the party has named Sunil Kumar Mondal for by-polls in Naoda Assembly seat.
Announcement of Congress candidates for the ensuing bye-elections to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal. pic.twitter.com/BgIoSFLh9i
— INC Sandesh (@INCSandesh) May 2, 2019
The Poll Body had on April 20 declared the dates for by-polls in 5 assembly seats of West Bengal. As per the election commission, the assembly seats of – Islampur, Kandi, Nowda, Habibpur and Bhatpara – will go to polls on May 19. The last date to file nomination for the by-polls is May 1.
The Grand old party has already announced its candidates on other three seats – Islampur, Habibpur and Bhatpara Assembly Elections.
The Assembly seats of Kandi and Nowda fell vacant after the sitting Lawmaker from Congress’ Abu Taher Khan and Apurba Sarkar joined Trinamool Congress and resigned as the MLA from the West Bengal Assembly.
Counting of votes will be held on 23rd of May along with the counting for national elections 2019.
In Kandi Assembly seat, Saiful Alam Khan is taking on BJP‘s Sanat Mandal. While Sunil Kumar Monday has been named by Congress against Anupam Mandal of Bharatiya Janata Party.
The by-polls will be held on May 19 during the last phase of national elections 2019. Counting of votes will be held on 23rd of May along with the counting for national elections 2019. West Bengal has a total of 42 Lok Sabha Seat and will the voting in the state will spread across on all seven phases till May 19.
National Elections have already started and is being held across seven phases from April 11 to May 19. 18 Lok Sabha Seats of West Bengal including Cooch Behar, Raiganj, Murshidabad, Asansol, Maldaha among others have voted already voted in first four rounds of Polling.
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