WB Polls: Polling underway for 53 seats

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Singur/Jadavpur/Kolkata, Apr 30 (ANI): Fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections for 53 constituencies in 24 Parganas Dakshin, Hooghly and Kolkata Dakshin districts is currently underway amidst tight security. As many as 680 companies of central forces have been deployed in all the three poll-bound districts for smooth polling. As many as 22,000 personnel of the Bengal Police have also been put on election duty. The Central Security Forces have taken special measures to dominate the 5,298 sensitive pockets by launching day-night vigil checks. About 1.24 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise to elect their representative from 349 candidates, including 43 women, at 14, 642 polling booths, including 1075 model booths and 390 ladies booths.

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