Friday, April 8, 2011

Notification for fourth phase of West Bengal polls issued

Kolkata, Apr 7: The notification for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls was issued on Thursday

The elections in this phase will take place in 63 seats in Howrah, Hoogly, East Midnapore districts and Burdwan and Katwa Sub Divisions in Burdwan district on May 3.

Meanwhile, altogether 310 nominations were filed for the second phase of polls in the State. Filings of nominations are also on for third phase of polls in 75 seats in Kolkata, North and South 24 Pargana districts where voting will take place on April 27.

The state will have elections in six phases. The first phase of voting will take place on April 18, second phase on April 23, third phase on April 27, fourth phase on May 3, fifth phase on May 7 and sixth phase on May 10. 

The total number of assembly constituencies in West Bengal is 294, of which 68 are reserved for the Scheduled Castes and 16 for the Scheduled Tribes.

The Election Commission has said that polling will take place at 51,919 polling stations

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