EC makes voter's photo identify card mandatory for WB polls
Kolkata, Mar 26 (ANI): The Election Commission has made the production of voter's photo identify card mandatory during voting for those who has already got it for the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls
Additional Chief Electoral Officer of the State NK Sahana said that for those yet to get voter's identity card, alternative 14 identity cards would be valid during voting.
Meanwhile, at least 760 companies of central forces will be deployed for the elections.
According to official sources, 100 companies of central force have already arrived in the state to maintain pre-elections law and order.
Earlier, the Election Commission (EC) has said that during the first phase in north Bengal on April 18, 500 companies will be deployed.
The EC said 361 companies of forces would come from Assam and 200 companies from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.
Meanwhile, the filing of nominations for the first phase elections is going on in full swing.
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. (ANI)
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