Second phase of West Bengal polls saw an impressive turnout of 85% voting. This was also the phase where dissidents from Congress are expected to have a major say in the outcome of the results.
The regions of West Bengal that went to polls on 23rd April are: Murshidabad, Nadia and Birbhum. Murshidabad’s four constituencies, Bhagabangola, Jalangi, Sagardighi and Hariharpara, have been in news lately because here Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury is backing Independents.
A total of 50 seats went to polls in the second phase.
Meanwhile, the campaigning by CPM took a filthy turn when CPM leader and a former MP Anil Basu abused Mamata Banerjee in a public rally. He stated that Mamata has been getting money from her US clients and that’s why she is not interested to get money from poor Indian clients. The remark was definitely obscene and in bad taste. Although, CPM leader and WB Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, was quick to condemn the statement, a case has been registered against the CPM MP.
You can take a detailed look at West Bengal Elections 2011 here.