Campaigning ends for final phase of Bengal polls

 Campaigning ended on Tuesday for the sixth and final phase of the West Bengal assembly elections involving 25 seats in two districts where balloting will take place on May 5. 

With cycle rallies, road shows, street corner meetings and last minute door-to-door contact with voters, canvassing reached high level over the past couple of days, before coming to an end at 6 pm on Tuesday. 

Among the constituencies in this phase, 16 are in Purbo Medinipur and 9 in North Bengal’s Coochbehar 
district. Over 58 lakh (58,04,019) voters across 6,774 polling stations, including 9 auxiliary booths, are eligible to decide the fate of 170 candidates — 18 of them female. 

The Election Commission will use 7,790 EVMs and 621 VVPATs. 


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