Senior Trinamool Congress MLA Parash Dutta Sunday said he would not contest the West Bengal Assembly polls next year, expressing "disgust" that some party leaders were harming its interest in his constituencies through their activities. Even as the Modi government is highly popular in the two states, the State governments seem to be even more popular. West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, along with senior party functionaries and Prashant Kishor, will attend the meeting to prepare a draft strategy for the municipal polls. In West Midnapore, she has announced a grant of Rs 4 lakh to the families of civilians who were killed by Maoists or disappeared due to alleged Maoist atrocities. Your support for our journalism is invaluable. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. Yet among almost all NDA-governed states, the voters are more likely to vote on the basis of the party and the PM candidate, rather than their local candidate. Watch | How is the U.S. President elected? With assembly elections just six months away, the infighting in the BJP’s state unit has forced the central leadership to step in time and again to call a truce so that the squabbling doesn’t become the Achilles’ heel for the party in the polls, party sources said. An estimated 34.87 per cent of over 80 lakh electorate exercised their franchise till 11 am in five Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal, amid reports of violence from Murshidabad and Balurghat, an election official said. In May 2020, Cyclone Amphan hit the state a year before elections. There is a growing acceptance for the BJP among the masses in West Bengal as an alternative to the ruling TMC but the party has to address organisational issues in some areas, as per two internal surveys. Explore more on West Bengal Polls. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler. Question asked: If we compare the present BJP-led NDA government at the Centre with the earlier Congress-led UPA government, which one of the two has been better in your opinion? There’s little else but the upcoming West Bengal elections, due April 2021, that pre-occupies Mamata Banerjee these days. The BJP is eyeing to win more than 220 seats in next year’s elections. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. This procedure ensures that the selected sample is fully representative of the cross-section of voters in the country. As part of its National Election Study, Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, conducted a Pre-Poll Survey between March 24th and March 31st, 2019 among 10,010 respondents spread across 19 States of India - Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. The Trinamool Congress and the BJP workers on Monday clashed at many places during voting in eight constituencies of West Bengal, repeating the pattern of violence that has marred the ongoing national election in the state. The survey was designed and analysed by a team of researchers at Lokniti, CSDS. But her party won only 22 seats while the BJP captured 18. With elections round the corner, the ruling party will have many such old-wine-in-new-bottle projects. Raw share in the achieved survey sample (%), Actual share in total population of 19 States as per Census 2011 (%), Actual share in India’s total population as per Census 2011 (%). The Supreme Court today expressed shock at the fact that "thousands and thousands" of seats in the recent West Bengal panchayat polls had remained uncontested, observing that these figures showed that grass root-level democracy was not working. Moreover, the question is — will the NDA be able to reap electoral dividends across the country from the fairly high overall satisfaction with its performance. The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. It may help to look at the States to answer this question. 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The Rajbangshis are opposed to the CAA; they fear the law will encourage the influx of Bangladeshi Hindus, who are alleged to have taken over their land and livelihood and are blamed for the fall in the Rajbangshi population in North Bengal from 80 per cent in 1971 to 30 per cent in 2000. In many other States, even as voters are more likely to give importance to the Central government’s work, there is a high proportion that will take a final decision after taking both the governments’ work into account. NATIONAL POLLING. The chief minister has been investing time, money and special attention on North Bengal and the tribal dominant areas in the western districts of the state. There is a growing acceptance for the BJP among the masses in West Bengal as an alternative to the ruling TMC but the party has to address organisational issues in some areas, as per two internal surveys.. "Ensure Fair, Free" Panchayat Polls: Top Court To West Bengal Poll Panel, India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 10, 2018. A comparison with the 2009 election is merited here — in May 2009, net satisfaction with the Manmohan Singh-led government was as high as 43 points (64% were satisfied and 21% dissatisfied). Apart from these three surveys, the party will collect reports from all the district units on the ground realities. Finally, 38 respondents were randomly selected using the systematic method from the electoral rolls of the sampled polling stations. For instance, the 300,000-strong tea garden workers are voters of Darjeeling and Terai-Doars, covering parts of Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar. 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Then, one AC was selected from within each sampled PC using the PPS method again. The Times of India News App for Latest City News, Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. The filing of fresh nominations for panchayat elections in West Bengal began today, amid allegations of violence levelled by opposition parties against "goons" of the ruling Trinamool Congress. The assessment of the government on corruption, price rise and employment opportunities is not very positive. We find that the 59% satisfaction with the NDA recorded by the survey is not evenly spread across the 19 surveyed States with some States reporting very high satisfaction levels and some abysmally low. I can’t divulge further details,” BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh said. Net satisfaction with the BJD government in Odisha and the Trinamool government in West Bengal was also found to be far higher than the net satisfaction with the Modi government’s performance in these States. On Tuesday, when all eyes are on Bihar Assembly election results, West Bengal's attention will be divided between Patna, and Nandigram city in Purba Medinipur district, 131 km south of Kolkata. There’s little else but the upcoming West Bengal elections, due April 2021, that pre-occupies Mamata Banerjee these days. In fact we notice this pattern/trend in 10 of the 19 States where the survey was conducted. The party has commissioned another similar survey that will begin by the end of this month, they said.