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Published on: March 27, 2021 6:43 IST

Assembly Elections 2021: Polling in Phase 1 to cover 30 seats in Bengal, 47 seats in Assam

Over 1.54 crore voters in West Bengal and Assam will exercise their franchise on Saturday (March 27) in the first phase of polling to decide the fate of key candidates and whether the former Naxal-affected 'Junglemahal' area of Bengal will transfer its loyalty to the BJP. The elections will be held amid tight security with the Election Commission deploying around 684 companies of central forces that would guard 10,288 polling booths housed in 7,061 premises, officials said. Besides, the state police will also be deployed at strategic locations, they added.

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