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West Bengal polls: Filing of nominations for third phase begins

West Bengal 2016 Updated: Mar 28, 2016 13:09 IST
West Bengal polls

Workers making flex prints of TMC chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of assembly elections in Balurghat.(PTI Photo)

The filing of nominations for 62 assembly seats in West Bengal, which are scheduled for polls on April 21 under the third phase of elections, began on Monday.

The elections to the 294-seat West Bengal Assembly will be conducted in six phases and spread across seven polling days from April 4 to May 5.

Candidates contesting in the third phase can submit their nomination papers till April 4, after which scrutiny would be done. The withdrawal of candidature will be allowed till April 7.

Except north Kolkata, all the third phase constituencies are part of Murshidabad, Nadia and Burdwan districts of West Bengal.

Polling for the first phase will take place on April 4 and 11. Polling for the second phase will be held on April 17, the third phase on April 21, fourth on April 25 and the fifth and six phases on April 30 and May 5 respectively.

Votes will be counted on May 19.