Campaigning for Phase 1 polls in Bengal and Assam ends today

West Bengal: In Assam voting will take place in three phases on March 27, April 1, and April 6 while West Bengal will go to polls in eight phases on March 27, April 1, April 6, April 10, April 17, April 22, April 26 and April 29, respectively.
West Bengal and Assam set for the first phase of assembly elections on Saturday, campaigning for this phase concludes on Thursday. The poll campaigning across states is in full swing with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looking to retain its hold in Assam and wrest power from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal.
The latter has termed it a “smiley election”. This comes even as several leaders of her party, including her close side Suvendu Adhikari and his father Sisir, jumped boats and joined the opposition BJP in recent days.