MIRZA, April 9 - Women will play a decisive role in the second phase of assembly elections in Kamrup Election District to be held on April 11.
The total woman voters in Kamrup Election District is 3,12,326 which is 48.45% of the total electors. In a bid to ensure women�s participation in the electioneering process, the Election District administration has taken up a new initiative for the first time by engaging women polling personnel in 8 strategic polling stations, where women will solely run the entire polling process. In this regard, 72 women polling personnel have been trained up by the administration.
It is to be stated that out of 32 contesting candidates belonging to both Independent and different political parties, only five women candidates are contesting in Kamrup Election District comprising Boko (SC), Chhaygaon, Palasbari and Hajo LACs. In Hajo LAC, three women candidates are in fray out of 16, in Boko LAC, there is only one woman candidate out of six contesting candidates and Palasbari LAC has also only one woman candidate out of six.