Ex-BJP leader Yashwant Sinha joins Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress ahead of West Bengal assembly election 2021

New Delhi: Ex-BJP leader and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha joined Mamata Banerjee’s TMC on Saturday (March 13).

The announcement comes a day after Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee was discharged from state-run SSKM Hospital in Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday (March 10) alleged that she was attacked by four-five men who pushed her during her campaign in Nandigram. 

Meanwhile, the political environment in West Bengal is getting tensed as both the parties, BJP and TMC, have started their election campaigns in the state. The assembly elections in West Bengal are scheduled to be held in eight phases. The voting for phase 1 for 30 constituencies will take place on March 27, voting for phase 2 for 30 constituencies will be held on April 1. 

The polling for phase 3 for 31 seats will take place on April 6, for phase 4 for 44 constituencies on April 10, for phase 5 for 45 constituencies on April 17, for phase 6 for 43 constituencies on April 22, for phase 7 for 36 constituencies on April 26 and for phase 8 for 35 constituencies on April 29.

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