Tuesday, January 18, 2022

All preparations made to conduct 5th phase of polls in 3 districts of North Bengal tomorrow

All preparations have been made to conduct 5th phase of polls in the 3 districts of North Bengal tomorrow. 1 seat at Kalimpong, 5 seats at Darjeeling and 7 seats in Jalpaiguri district will go to polls in this phase. A total of 104 candidates including 12 women are in the fray from these 3 districts in this phase. Over 18 lakh voters can exercise their voting rights at Jalpaiguri district while Kalimpong has 1.75 lakh voters. Over 12 lakh voters could vote at Darjeeling district. There are a total of 1 thousand 719 polling booths at Darjeeling district. Adequate security measures are being taken to ensure peaceful polls in this phase. 481 micro observers have also been deployed at Darjeeling district. All Covid 19 protocols including mandatory wearing of face mask to be followed tomorrow.

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