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First phase of panchayat raj polls

Last Updated: Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 22:42

Jaipur: First phase of Panchayati Raj
polls to elect 390 members of Zila Parishad, and 1915 members
of Panchayat Samiti will be held tomorrow in free and fair
manner amid tight security, a state Election Commission
spokesman said on Thursday.

Polling will be held on EVMs from 0800 to 1700 hrs,
the spokesman said.

Altogether 11993 polling booths have been set up and
around 1.12 crores electorates would exercise their franchise,
he said.

The second phase of polls would be held on January 29,
and third on February 2.

There are total of 1013 members in 33 Zila Parishads
(district level)and 5273 members in 248 Panchayat Samitis.

Nearly 1.34 lakh police personnel have been deployed
to conduct free and fair elections, besides thousands of state
employees working on the election duty.


First Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 22:42
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