Kolkata, April 17: West Bengal Governor C.V. Ananda Bose will camp in the Cooch Behar Lok Sabha constituency in North Bengal on April 19, the day the constituency goes to polls in the first phase.

Besides Cooch Behar, two other constituencies in North Bengal, namely Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri, are also going to polls on the day. Sources said that the Governor decided this after considering the record of poll-related violence in previous elections. Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1: From Nisith Pramanik in Cooch Behar to Jitan Ram Manjhi in Gaya, List of Key Candidates and Constituencies in Bihar and West Bengal.

As per the schedule, said Raj Bhavan sources, the Governor will start for Cooch Behar from Kolkata on Thursday morning and will leave the constituency in the evening after the elections are over. Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Congress Declares More Candidates for Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Jharkhand; Check Full List of Names.

On March 16, the day the Election Commission announced the polling schedule, the Governor said that he would be on the field from day one. “I will hit the streets at 6 a.m. I will be available to the people. The political ‘holi’ with human blood that happened in the panchayat elections last year should not be allowed anymore,” the Governor said on that day.

Last month a new portal was also launched at the Governor’s House in Kolkata through which the Governor could directly interact with the common voters in the state and address their grievances about the polls. The portal has a dedicated email through which any voter in the state can directly register their grievances.

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