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46 critical polling stations in Dimapur dist


DIMAPUR, March 13 - There are 2,04,038 voters in Dimapur district spread across five Assembly constituencies.

Briefing media persons on the preparations for the forthcoming Lok Sabha election at his conference hall here on Wednesday, Dimapur Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer (DEO) Kevekha Kevin Zehol said out of the 335 polling stations in the district, 46 have been identified as critical and 49 as vulnerable.

Zehol said all necessary steps are being taken to ensure a free and fair poll.

Nagaland will vote for the lone Lok Sabha seat, Nagaland Parliamentary constituency, on April 11.

He said two static surveillance teams and two flying squads would make round-the-clock vigil on the polling day, while 96 call centres would be set up to assist voters.

The DEO said requisition of vehicles for the election process in the district had started immediately after announcement of the election schedule on March 10. He said there are 12,599 licensed arms in the district.

The DEO on Monday ordered all arms licence holders to deposit their arms in their nearest polling station by March 25. He said the district control room has been set up at his office with Dimapur Additional Deputy Commissioner Sharon Longchari as its officer in-charge.

The DEO also said a six-member district-level committee on the model code of conduct has been constituted with ADC Longchari as its chairman.

Later on the day, Zehol held a meeting with political parties on the model code of conduct, election expenditure monitoring, information technology application and overview of the electoral process.

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