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New Delhi [India], April 17 (ANI): As the polling for the fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections is being held on Saturday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to voters for maximum voting turnout and said that every vote will play an important role in restoring the glory of Bengal.

"I appeal to all the voters of the fifth phase of Bengal to vote in maximum number. Your every vote will play an important role in restoring the rights of the farmers of the state, the employment of the youth and the glory of Bengal," tweeted Shah in Bengali.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also appealed to voters to exercise their franchise.

"The fifth phase of the West Bengal polls takes place today. Requesting all eligible voters of this phase in the State to exercise their franchise," tweeted Singh.

Voting for the fifth phase of West Bengal assembly polls began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security.

A total of 45 constituencies covering the districts of Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and a segment of Nadia, North 24 Parganas and Purba Bardhaman will go to polls in the fifth phase. A total of 319 candidates, including 39 women are in the fray in Phase-V.The sixth phase will be held on April 22. (ANI)

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