Election in Bhabanipur today amid tight security.
The by-elections to the seat of Bhabanipur, where West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and two other electoral districts are participating, will take place on Thursday (today) amid strict security measures and measures to deal with the rain. authorities said.
By-elections will be held in Bhabanipur in southern Calcutta, in addition to the Jangipur and Samserganj seats in the Murshidabad district.
A total of 72 companies of central forces have been deployed in the three constituencies, of which 35 were dispatched to Bhabanipur alone. Three staff members will occupy each of the 287 booths in the 97 voting centers in Bhabanipur, an election official said.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked the Irrigation Department to be on alert due to inclement weather and all polling stations have been ordered to keep the pumps ready to drain the floodwaters.
Prohibition orders have been imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC within 200 meters of voting centers.
Kolkata police, who will be in charge of security outside the booths in Bhabanipur, have already picketed 38 locations in the constituency, a police officer said.
There will be a large deployment of forces, including rapid response teams, in Bhabanipur. Safety has also been strengthened at the seats in Jangipur and Samserganj.
Votes polled on Thursday will be counted on October 3. Banerjee will fight Priyanka Tibrewal of BJP and Srijib Biswas of CPI (M) in Bhabanipur.
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