Final phase of legislative polling in eastern Indian state West Bengal begins

13:51, May 10, 2011      

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Polling began Tuesday amidst tight security for the sixth and final phase of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal Assembly elections, covering 14 seats in the rebel-affected Jangalmahal area spread over West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts, reported the Press Trust of India.

During this phase, 2.657 million voters will elect their representatives from 97 candidates. While West Midnapore district has the highest number of seven seats, Purulia has four and Bankura has three.

Prominent candidates in this phase include Communist Party of India (Marxist)'s Susanta Ghosh, a minister in incumbent chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's government and the party's nominee and Law Minister in the outgoing cabinet Rabilal Moitra.

Source: Xinhua
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