Photos: Preparations ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections

  • West Bengal will hold elections for its 294-member assembly election in eight phases beginning from March 27. The voting will conclude on April 29 and the counting will take place on May 2. The TMC observes March 14 as 'Nandigram Divas' to pay respect to the 14 people who were killed in police firing on this day during an anti-land acquisition stir in 2007. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on March 14 asserted she will continue to fight and will “never bow down to cowardice" ahead of her first rally after the alleged attack on her in the state’s Nandigram earlier this week. Without naming his mentor-turned-adversary chief minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP candidate from Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari said those who had forgotten Nandigram for 12 years are now coming here to seek votes. A look at the preparations and election campaigns for the upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal.
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West Bengal Chief minister and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee is seen on a wheelchair as she and a large number of TMC supporters participate in a rally on Nandigram Divas ahead of the Assembly election, at Mayo Road, in Kolkata, on March 14.(Samir Jana / HT Photo)

West Bengal Chief minister and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee is seen on a wheelchair as she and a large number of TMC supporters participate in a rally on Nandigram Divas ahead of the Assembly election, at Mayo Road, in Kolkata, on March 14.(Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at SSKM Hospital after getting injured during an election rally, in Kolkata, on March 11. Banerjee sustained injuries on her leg, waist, and neck following an attack in Nandigram hours after she filed her nomination from the constituency on March 10.(ANI )

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at SSKM Hospital after getting injured during an election rally, in Kolkata, on March 11. Banerjee sustained injuries on her leg, waist, and neck following an attack in Nandigram hours after she filed her nomination from the constituency on March 10.(ANI )

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BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari arrives to file nomination from Nandigram ahead of the assembly polls, at Haldia in Purba Medinipur, on March 12. Adhikari on March 14, without naming anyone said those who had forgotten Nandigram for 12 years are now coming here to seek votes. The TMC observes March 14 as 'Nandigram Divas' to pay respect to the 14 people who were killed in police firing on this day during an anti-land acquisition stir in 2007.(PTI)

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari arrives to file nomination from Nandigram ahead of the assembly polls, at Haldia in Purba Medinipur, on March 12. Adhikari on March 14, without naming anyone said those who had forgotten Nandigram for 12 years are now coming here to seek votes. The TMC observes March 14 as 'Nandigram Divas' to pay respect to the 14 people who were killed in police firing on this day during an anti-land acquisition stir in 2007.(PTI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs BJP's Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting to select candidates for West Bengal Assembly polls, in New Delhi, on March 13.(Arun Sharma / PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs BJP's Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting to select candidates for West Bengal Assembly polls, in New Delhi, on March 13.(Arun Sharma / PTI)

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West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Subrata Mukherjee (L) hands over the party flag to former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, in Kolkata, on March 13. Meanwhile BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha joined TMC on March 13 and said that tipping point to join the party was the attack on Mamata in Nandigram.(PTI)

West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Subrata Mukherjee (L) hands over the party flag to former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, in Kolkata, on March 13. Meanwhile BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha joined TMC on March 13 and said that tipping point to join the party was the attack on Mamata in Nandigram.(PTI)

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TMC candidate for Kasba constituency Javed Ahmed Khan writes wall graffiti for a speedy recovery of CM Mamata Banerjee, in Kolkata on March 11.(ANI)

TMC candidate for Kasba constituency Javed Ahmed Khan writes wall graffiti for a speedy recovery of CM Mamata Banerjee, in Kolkata on March 11.(ANI)

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Central security forces conduct root march as they take stock of the security arrangements ahead of the Assembly polls at Santoshpur, near Barasat, in North 24 Parganas, on March 14.

Central security forces conduct root march as they take stock of the security arrangements ahead of the Assembly polls at Santoshpur, near Barasat, in North 24 Parganas, on March 14.

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Drummers seen during an election rally in Kolkata, on March 13. West Bengal will hold elections for its 294-member assembly in eight phases beginning from March 27. The voting will conclude on April 29 and the counting will take place on May 2.(ANI)

Drummers seen during an election rally in Kolkata, on March 13. West Bengal will hold elections for its 294-member assembly in eight phases beginning from March 27. The voting will conclude on April 29 and the counting will take place on May 2.(ANI)

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