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West Bengal polls: Over 23% Polling Registered till 9 AM in 6th Phase

 2016-05-05 05:25:51.0

bengalelection_647_050516085647Tahlka news Bureau,

Kolkata :�Polling has begun for sixth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections covering 25 constituencies in two districts.

An electorate of over 58 lakh is eligible to cast their ballots at 6,774 polling stations between 7 AM to 6 PM. For the first time since

Independence, residents of border enclaves in Cooch Behar district will be able to exercise their franchise, thanks to the formal inclusion of the enclaves in the Indian territory in 2015.

Maintaining a tight security cover, the poll panel has deployed 361 companies of central forces who are assisted by a contingent of 12,000 state police personnel.

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