Polling began at 7 am at 7,802 polling stations spread across the city and will continue till 5 pm. A total of 7,423,980 voters, including 3,453,910 women, will decide the political fortunes of 1,333 candidates, who are in fray in 150 divisions.

With deployment of over 30,000 security personnel, election authorities have made elaborate arrangements to ensure peaceful polling.

As many as 46,545 personnel have been deployed for the election duty for smooth conduct of the poll process.

The state election commission is webcasting polling at 3,200 sensitive polling stations. The officials of the commission and also police were monitoring the balloting process.

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