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Dates announced for Panchayat election in Bihar

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Patna, May 02 (UNI) Dates were today announced for the ten phase Panchayat election in Bihar.

A decision to that effect was taken at a high level meeting attended by Chief Secretary G S Kang, state Electoral Officer D P Maheshwari, Director General of Police Ashish Ranjan Sinha, Home Secretary Afzal Amanullah, Director General(Home Guards), all zonal IGs, DIGs, Divisional Commissioners and DMs.

Official sources said here that the first phase would be held on May 15, second phase on May 18, third on May 21, fourth on May 24, fifth on May 27, sixth phase on May 30, seventh on June 2, eighth on June 5, ninth on June 8 and tenth phase on June 11.

The election would be held in ten phases depending on the area of the district.

Meahwhile, Mr Raghubansh Kumar Sinha, secretary to state Electoral Officer, said all polling stations would be manned by jawans of central para military forces, district armed police and home guards.

Earlier, panchayat election was deferred by 15 days due to unavailibility of adequate number of central para military forces.

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