December 29, 2008

Assembly bypoll tomorrow in Bengal

Purulia, Dec 26: The bypoll to Para assembly constituency in Purulia district of West Bengal would be held at 7 am tomorrow.However, the bypoll to the assembly seats of Nandigram in East Midnapore and Sujapur in Malda district, which were scheduled to be held together, have been deferred to January 5.
A total of 161,042 voters would cast vote for candidates of CPI(M), Congress, BJP, PDS and JMM(S). Security has been tightened with the deployment of three companies of central paramilitary forces in all the 174 booths and 23 auxilary booths of the Maoist-affected district.
Micro observers have also been posted in 154 booths.

The district & states border with Jharkhand have been sealed by erecting five checkposts between Para and Raghunathpur of the district and Bokaro and Dhanbad districts of Jharkhand.

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