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West Bengal legislators exercise franchise in prez poll

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Voting for the presidential was underway at the Assembly with several legislators casting their votes.

Subrata Mukherjee, Rajiv Banerjee, Shashi Panja and Lakshmi Ratan Shukla were among the prominent MLAs to cast their votes.

CPI(M) legislator Sujan Chakraborty and Manoj Mukherjee also exercised their voting rights for the presidential elections which began at 10 am in the 295-member state Assembly.

The TMC, CPI(M) and Congress' have already expressed support to Opposition nominee,

Three MLAs from the and other three from its political ally Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) -- Saritha Rai, Dr Rohit Sharma and Rai-- also exercised their franchise.

Legislators were not allowed to carry their personal pens inside the voting chamber and were provided with a specially-designed marker to mark their ballots as per the Commission's instructions.

In the presidential poll, NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind is pitted against Congress-led opposition nominee

The counting will be undertaken on July 20.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 13:57 IST