Asansol: Asansol, which will go to poll on Monday, will not only be a star-studded contest between singer Babul Supriyo and yesteryears actress Moon Moon Sen but will also be a prestige battle between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who have taken this on their ego to win. 

On Monday, a total of 16,14,917 voters will cast their votes to choose their candidates in Asansol. The main fight in Asansol is expected between two major political parties BJP's Babul Supriyo and TMC's MoonMoon sen. However, a total of 10 candidates from different political parties are contesting in this election from the region.

95 per cent of the 1860 booths will be covered by central forces and 50 wheelchairs would be available for the physically challenged voters. There are a total of 526 sensitive booths out of which 188 of them are highly sensitive ones, say sources.

Asansol Lok Sabha at a glance

  • Total voters - 16,14,917
  • Total polling stations- 1860
  • Highly sensitive booths- 188
  • Sensitive booths - 526
  • Normal booths -1146
  • Polling premises- 1015
  • Total polling personnel - 7440
  • Presiding officers- 1860 and 20 per cent on reserve 
  • A total of 80 companies of central forces are deployed in Asansol parliamentary constituency.
  • 2 Central forces will be deployed at each polling station.
  • 4 central forces will be deployed where there is more than one booth on campus.


Keeping the violence that is widely anticipated from Asansol, a total of 80 companies of central forces have reached Asansol and will be deployed in booths by Sunday evening.

CCTV will also be installed in many booths. Quick response teams along with paramilitary will be stationed across Asansol.


Voting personnel have already reached the DCRC centre from where the EVM are distributed and the polling personnel have also left for polling stations for different booths.

Special checkings are also being conducted in the Bengal- Jharkhand Border to restrict the movement of antisocial elements. But be as it may, Asansol is going to be a battle where much is at stake for both parties and hence a lot of precautions are being taken.