NALBARI, March 10 � The Nalbari district administration has geared up activities to hold the ensuing Assembly election in a free and fair manner.
The district administration has continued its poll preparations for six Assembly segments, namely Nalbari, Dharmapur, Barkshetri, Tamulpur, Barama and Chapaguri under undivided Nalbari district.
Addressing a press conference the deputy commissioner of Nalbari, Lalit Gogoi, who is also the district returning officer said that all total 8,59,076 voters, including 4,50,338 male and 4,08,738 females will cast their votes to elect their representative from six constituencies. The constituency wise break-up of voters are � 1,58,244 voters, including 82,746 male and 75,498 female at Tamulpur LAC, 1,58,382 including 84,911 male and 73,471 female at Nalbari LAC, 1,53,167 including 80,840 male and 72,327 female voters at Barkshetri LAC, 1,26,911 including 68,043 male and 58,868 female at Dharmapur LAC 1,33,361 including 69,240 male and 64,121 female at Barama LAC and 1,29,011 including 64,558 male and 64,453 female at Sapaguri LAC.
Gogoi further informed that there are 1248 polling stations, including 694 in Nalbari district and 554 in Baksa district. The district election office has divided all the six constituencies into 44 zones and 165 sectors. Besides, it has appointed 1248 booth-level officials to monitor the polling activities. He stated that out of 1248 polling stations, 555 stations have been identified as sensitive and 145 as very sensitive. The remaining 548 polling stations so far have been considered comparatively safe.
The district returning officer Lalit Gogoi added that shortage of vehicles available in the district has become a major problem. The administration has planned to approach the travel agencies to help address the problem of shortage of vehicles.
The Nalbari superintendent of police Abu Sufian who also attended the press meet said that to ensure free and fair polls in undivided Nalbari district 20 more companies of security personnel will be deployed. The undivided district is divided into 56 sectors on security grounds. He added that till date there are 548 NBW cases in Nalbari district and 148 in Baksa district. Sufian assured that the militant outfits cannot play any role in the ensuing polls.