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Counting starts in Bengal

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Kolkata
May 13, 2004 09:34 AM IST

Counting of votes for 39 LS in Bengal begins amidst tight security, even as re-poll is being held in nine booths in three constituencies

Counting of votes for 39 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal began on Thursday amidst tight security, even as re-poll is being held in nine booths in three constituencies.

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While counting for the 39 seats began at 8.00 am, that of the Calcutta North East, Diamond Harbour and Murshidabad constituencies, where re-poll is being held in nine booths, will be taken up from 2.00 pm, state Chief Electoral Officer Basudev Bandopadhyay said.

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The results of all the 42 constituencies, where 355 candidates are contesting, will be known by the evening.

Stating that counting is being taken up 79 centres across the state, he said that eight tables for counting of votes have been set up per Assembly constituency.

Meanwhile, strong security arrangements have been made at the counting centres with the deployment of central forces inside the rooms and the state police outside.

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