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Poll process for second phase begins today

kolkata Updated: Apr 12, 2011 22:25 IST
West Bengal Assembly polls

The process for the second phase of West Bengal Assembly polls from 50 constituencies in three districts will start on Wednesday when the Election Commission issues a notification. The 50 constituencies fall mainly in Murshidabad, Nadia and Birbhum , which will go to polls on April 23.

The last date for filing nomination papers is April 6. The scrutiny of the nominations will be held April 7 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature will be April 9. The Murshidabad district with 22 Assembly constituencies is considered a Congress citadel. The Left Front has a few pockets in the district.

Nadia with 17 Assembly constituencies has a strong presence of the Left Front as well as Trinamool Congress, with a few pockets of Congress. The SUCI-C has declared in some places it will field candidates against the Congress.