With the West Bengal Assembly elections just round the corner, a sweet shop in Siliguri is selling political party symbolised sweets.
The owner, who goes by the name of Pankaj Ghosh, revealed that they always plan to make new items as per the season and that the customers also love these uniquely designed sweets.
“We make new items as per the season. Customers are liking the sweets and we are selling sweets at Rs 20 per piece,” said Ghosh.
The iconic sweet shop Balaram Mallick Radharaman Mallick from Kolkata has also curved in political slogans and party symbols on “Sandesh”, an uber popular Bengali sweet dish made out of milk, sugar and other ingredients.
West Bengal will go for Assembly polls in eight phases starting from March 27, 2021, to April 29, 2021, as per the Election Commission’s announcement on Friday (February 26).
The elections will be held for 294 assembly seats in eight phases as the term of the West Bengal assembly is coming to an end in May. The counting will take place on May 2, 2021.
The political campaigning for the assembly elections began months ago. The ruling TMC led by Mamata Banerjee is going to face a tough fight with the main opposition BJP. Congress and the Left parties of the state are fighting the election in an alliance.
In the last election, the ruling TMC had won 211 seats with a 44.91% vote share, while the BJP had managed to win just four seats with a 10.16% vote share. TMC was followed by CPI(M) with 26 seats and 19.75% seats. Indian National Congress had won 44 seats with a 12.75% vote share.
After winning 3 seats in the 2016 Assembly election in West Bengal, the BJP made deep inroads in the state in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections winning 18 seats and reducing TMC’s tally to 22. Out of the total 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, Congress won two seats, the Left drew a blank.