Bengal Gears up for 5th Phase of Polls Today
KOLKATA: Ahead of the crucial fifth phase of Assembly polls in West Bengal on Saturday, a 90,000 strong contingent of central and state police forces will be deployed and prohibitory orders under 144 CrPc be in force in all the 53 constituencies in the state. The Election Commission sources said elaborate arrangements have been made to check violence and ensure a free and fair poll. Check nakas have been set up at various entry points where vehicles are being frisked by police and central forces. “We will do everything to conduct peaceful elections on Saturday. No nuisance will be allowed and we will deal with anybody trying to disrupt the situation very strictly,” a senior police official said.