Bengal Civic Polls: Counting Starts In Siliguri Amid Tight Security

07/10/2015 11:20 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian election officials open a Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a vote counting centre in New Delhi on February 10, 2015. Counting of votes started for Delhi state elections, with exit polls indicating former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's anti-corruption party has comfortably beaten Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalists. AFP PHOTO/ PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

SILIGURI -- Amid tight security, the West Bengal Election Commission on Wednesday started the counting process for the rural polls in the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad area.

Sufficient police arrangements have been given from all the five police stations in the area. There have been no reports of any violence so far.

According to reports, the commission has made arrangements for a two-tier security cordon in the counting premises. CCTV cameras have also been set up at all venues to keep vigilance.

The counting is happening a day after Susanta Upadhyaya resigned from post of West Bengal Election Commissioner, after he was publically threatened by TMC leadership to announce the dates for counting votes to Civil bodies Election.

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