KALAIGAON, March 6 - With the announcement of the Assembly election dates in the State, the Udalguri district administration has started preparations for the smooth conduct of the poll process on April 4.
As per Election Commission�s announcement, the polls will be held in three LACs � 64-Paneri, 69-Udalguri (ST) and 70-Mazbat on April 4. A high-level meeting was held at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri, on Saturday in this regard, which was attended by all the top civil and police officials, political leaders and mediapersons.
Udalguri DC Sadhana Hojai presided over the meeting and explained various issues related to poll process, including proper implementation of the model code of conduct. The last date for filing the nominations will be March 18, scrutiny on March 19, last date of withdrawal of candidature on March 21, polling on April 4 and finally result announcement on May 19.
The meeting was also addressed by Rakesh Roshan, Superintendent of Police (SP), Udalguri. He said that there will be 95 hyper sensitive, 187 sensitive, 2 critical and 4 no-network polling stations in the three LACs of the district.
The SP said that in total 35 companies of paramilitary forces would be deployed for the peaceful poll process. He added that the district already had 15 companies of paramilitary forces. According to the SP, each hyper sensitive booth would be guarded by a section of paramilitary forces, while half section in sensitive and one or two policemen without arm would guard safe polling booths.
On drive against insurgent groups, the SP said that 28 militants, including NDFB(S), NLF(B), NSLA and NSCN(IM) along with six linkmen had been apprehended in the district till Saturday.