TMC supporters at an election campign on at Belur Muth area in Howrah. Photo: PTI
Presiding officers attend an EVM training programme under the direction of Election Commission in Birbhum district on Sunday. Photo: PTI
Congress and CPI(M) councilors protesting in Kolkata Municipal Corporation House after a news sting operation that showed several TMC leaders accepting a bribe in Kolkata on Wednesday. Photo: PTI
Grafitti made by TMC workers in Kolkata on Friday. Photo: PTI
Late Joghmohan Dalmiya's daughter and TMC candidate for Bali Assembly Baishali Dalmiya during her election campign on a boat at Belur Muth area in Howrah. Photo: PTI
Congress workers burn an efgy of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a demonstration against state government over a TV channel's sting operation on TMC leaders. Photo: PTI
TMC candidate and footballer Baichung Bhutia clicks selfie with college students during his election campaign in a college in Siliguri on Wednesday. Photo: PTI
BJP supporters take out a motorcycle rally during an election campaign in Birbhum district for the upcoming assembly elections on Monday. Photo: PTI
SSB personnel talk to a voter in Kamarhati Assembly Consituency of North 24 Pargana District on Monday. Photo: PTI
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee greets people during her election campaign rally for the upcoming State Assembly election in West Midnapore on Friday. Photo: PTI
It's a colourful election in West Bengal: these pictures will tell you why
Campaigning across 18 constituencies in West Bengal ended on Saturday, ahead of the first phase of polling in the state on Monday.
The flyover collapse at Vivekananda Road in Kolkata, which has resulted in the death of 26 people so far, might affect Mamata Banerjee's chances in the state. But the velocity of the Trinamool Congress's campaign hasn't dipped.
The 18 constituencies in the first phase are spread over Paschim Medinipur, Purulia and Bankura districts.
The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements in all the poll-bound areas to ensure a smooth polling process.
The fate of 133 candidates from all major parties - the TMC, the Left Front-Congress alliance and the Bharatiya Janata Party - will be decided by the more than 40 lakh voters. A total of 4,945 polling stations, including five auxiliary stations, have been set up.
Here's a peek into the campaign from the ground
Text: Priyata Brajabasi
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