HAILAKANDI, March 20 - The district administration of Hailakandi has identified 313 hyper sensitive and 119 sensitive booths out of 555 polling stations in the three Legislative Assembly Constituencies of Hailakandi district.
The Deputy Commissioner of Hailakandi, Malay Bora, said that the 77 booths are comparatively safe and 58 polling stations have been identified as critical, while 8 have been identified as vulnerable villages and hamlets.
He added that 46 booths of Algapur Assembly segment of the district have fallen under Tapang development block of Cachar district. Elaborating the statistics in segment wise, DC Bora said that there are 183 booths in Hailakandi LAC, 195 in Katlicherra and 177 in Algapur. Most of the hyper sensitive polling booths are in Katlicherra LAC, he added. The entire district has been divided into the 8 zones and 62 sectors.
The district has 4,53,696 voters where 2,40,962 are male and 2,12734 are female. Informing this, the DC said that in Algapur LAC, there are 1,43,059 voters and in Hailakandi LAC, there are 1,49,198 voters. Total voters in Katlicherra LAC are 1,61,439.
The district administration has taken elaborate arrangements for conducting smooth, free and fair elections in the three Assembly constituencies of district, the DC said. The elections in Hailakandi, Algapur and Katlicherra Legislative Assembly Constituencies will be held on April 4.
Altogether 13 cells have been constituted for the purpose. The Voters� Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) cell has already organised various programmes to spread poll awareness among the voters, particularly the young generation.
Several street plays have been organised in the various parts of the district to create awareness. A street play was organised on the premises of DC�s office on Monday by the members of voluntary organisation Bibartan. The street plays and other awareness generation programmes will continuously be performed till the end of campaign, said EAC and in-charge SDIPRO of Hailakandi, Sarfaraj Haque.
Various other programmes like rallies, quiz, debate, essay and poster writing programmes were also organised among the students. The programmes mainly target the villages and tea garden areas. The DC urged the people to exercise their franchise freely as this is a unique democratic right of a citizen. He particularly laid stress on the need of the participation of young and new voters in the elections.