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Nominations for last phase of bengal elections begin

Written by: Staff

Kolkata, Apr 13 (UNI) Filing of nominations for the last phase of five phase elections in West Bengal, slated for May eight, began today with only two candidates filing their papers since this morning.

According to Election Commission sources here, the last date of filing of nomination papers is April 20, while their scrutiny would be done the very next day.

The last date for the withdrawal of nominations is April 24.

All the six North Bengal districts comprising Coochbehar, Darjeeling, Jalapaiguri, South Dinajpur, North Dinajpur and Malda having altogether 49 constituencies will go to the polls on the last phase of elections on May eight.

Incidentally, during the last assembly elections in 2001, altogether 271 candidates had filed ther papers in these six North Bengal districts.


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