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Campaigning ends for fourth phase of West Bengal polls amid intense battle between BJP and TMC
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The campaigning for the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections ended on Thursday (April 8) after witnessing an intense tussle between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Kolkata: Voting for the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections will commence on April 10, covering 44 constituencies in five districts - Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, and Hooghly.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was mostly the only big face for the ruling party during the poll campaigns, but the BJP brought out its big guns to give the TMC supremo a tough competition, with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, national president of the party JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah campaigning all out.

Amit Shah held several high-profile roadshows in West Bengal, which witnessed a massive crowd turning the electoral fever in BJP`s favour. The Home Minister was also seen having a meal at a rickshaw puller`s resident in Domjur. "I visited only one gram panchayat, but the kind of enthusiasm that I saw there I am confident that Rajib Banerjee will win with a majority," he told ANI on Wednesday.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister today announced that after BJP clinches victory in the elections, the party will create `anti-Romeo` squads and put `TMC Romeos` behind bars, adding "To safeguard the interests of sisters and daughters, BJP will create Uttar Pradesh-like anti-Romeo squads in Bengal and put all TMC Romeos behind bars," while addressing a public meeting in Hooghly.

Slamming the Bengal Chief Minister, Adityanath questioned why Banerjee was irritated with `Jai Shree Ram` slogans, saying that "anyone who dares to fight Ram has to face bad results". He further said, "On May 2, Bengal will get freedom from the TMC government. TMC goons will be taken by the law. Surely, the parties like Congress, CPM and TMC will definitely give protection to the criminals, but they will be sent behind the bars."

BJP chief JP Nadda also intensified the attack against TMC by saying that the state has decided to give Mamata Banerjee some rest by giving BJP a chance to serve people here, adding "The gathering at this event indicates that the people are eager…
Zee Media Bureau
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