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In Pics | West Bengal Elections Phase 8: Polling underway for 35 seats, 283 candidates in the fray

Voting has opened for the eighth and final phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal, as voters stand at a distance and sanitise their hands in keeping with the coronavirus protocol. The counting of votes will be done on May 2.

April 29, 2021 / 12:11 PM IST
Voters standing queue following social distancing amid COVID-19 pandemic at polling station number 25 (Amlai Paschimpara Prathamik Bidyalay) under 69-Bharatpur Assembly constituency of Murshidabad district. (Image: Twitter/@CEOWestBengal)
Voters queue up at social distance at polling station number 25 (Amlai Paschimpara Prathamik Bidyalay) in Bharatpur Assembly constituency of Murshidabad district on April 29. (Image: Twitter/@CEOWestBengal)
COVID-19 protocol maintained at a polling station under Malda district where the eighth and final phase of voting is underway. (Image: Twitter/@CEOWestBengal)
As per coronavirus protocol, a voter sanitises her hands before entering a polling booth in Malda district where the eighth and final phase of voting is underway. (Image: Twitter/@CEOWestBengal)
Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in position at a polling station under 76 Jalangi Assembly constituency of Murshidabad district. (Image: Twitter/@CEOWestBengal)
Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel stand outside a polling station in the Jalangi assembly constituency of the Murshidabad district. (Image: Twitter/@CEOWestBengal)
Electors' waiting in a queue in the early morning at polling station number 145 (Korola Primary School) under 289-Sainthia (SC) Assembly constituency of Birbhum district. (Image: Twitter/@CEOWestBengal)
Electors wait outside polling station number 145 (Korola Primary School) under Sainthia (SC) Assembly constituency of Birbhum district on the morning of April 29. (Image: Twitter/@CEOWestBengal)
Congress candidate in Chowrangee constituency Santosh Pathak cast his vote in AG office in the eighths and final phase of polling today. He is fighting against TMC's Nayna Bandyopadhyay and BJP's Devdutta Maji. (Image: Twitter/@airnewsalerts)
Congress candidate in Chowrangee constituency Santosh Pathak cast his vote in AG office in the eighths and final phase of polling today. He is fighting against TMC's Nayna Bandyopadhyay and BJP's Devdutta Maji. (Image: Twitter/@airnewsalerts)
BJP candidate from Malda, Gopal Chandra Saha cast his vote at a polling booth in the constituency. "There was a public rally on April 18 in Sahapur where I was shot and taken to hospital. It was done by either TMC or Congress goons. There is 'jungle raj' here," he told reporters after casting his vote. (Image: ANI)
BJP's Malda candidate Gopal Chandra Saha after casting his vote at a booth in the constituency. "There was a public rally on April 18 in Sahapur where I was shot and taken to hospital. It was done by either TMC or Congress goons. There is 'jungle raj' here," he told reporters after casting his vote. (Image: ANI)
Actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty cast his vote for the final phase of Bengal polls, at a polling station in Kashipur-Belgachia, North Kolkata. "I had never voted so peacefully ever before. I must congratulate all the security personnel," he told reporters after voting. (Image: ANI)
Actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty cast his vote at a polling station in Kashipur-Belgachia, North Kolkata. "I had never voted so peacefully ever before. I must congratulate all the security personnel," he told reporters after voting. (Image: ANI)
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