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Only women personnel in 50 polling stations in Birbhum


Suri: Only women polling personnel will be deployed in 50 polling stations of Birbhum district, a senior election official said today.

“Besides making these polling stations entirely run by women we are planning to deploy only female security personnel in those booths as well,” District Magistrate-CJM-returning officer P Mohan Gandhi told a press meet.

Most of these polling stations would be set up in municipality areas in this district and there would be some more amenities for both polling and security personnel, Gandhi said, adding that both man and woman voters would cast their votes there.

In a novel concept, the EC would make the theme colour of these polling stations “Pink” where the personnel could be given pink uniforms and caps and curtain colour could be of the same colour, he said.

The women personnel would either reach the respective polling station in early morning of polling day or put up at a safe nearby place on the night before, he said.

Elections will be held in two phases in the district on April 11 and 17.

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