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Allahabad gears up for 8th phase of polling

Election officers check an electronic voting machine before proceeding to their allotted polling stations in Allahabad.

Election officers check an electronic voting machine before proceeding to their allotted polling stations, on the eve of polling in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament expected on May 16. (AP)

Polling officials leave for polling stations from a distribution centre on the Lok Sabha polls in Allahabad on Tuesday .(PTI)

Polling officials leave for polling stations in Allahabad on Tuesday. (PTI)

Central security forces have started patrolling in the foothills of Ayodhya hills in West Bengal's Purulia district after the campaign for elections ended on Monday (May 5). (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

The constituency that falls in State's Maoist affected Jangalmahal region will go polls on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

Only two days before the polls the Election Commission has changed the deployment plan of forces in the region. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

The election commission has also reduced voting hours in the region. Purulia that borders Jharkhand is crucial as it serves as a corridor to the cadres of CPI( Maoist) in the State's Jangalmahal region. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)