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Bongaigaon ready for civic polls

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BONGAIGAON, Feb 5 � Bongaigaon Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu has asked the media to be alert on the violation of Model Code of Conduct by the parties and candidates who are in fray for the Bongaigaon civic polls slated for February 9.

The Bongaigaon municipality has 35,464 voters (male 80,272 and female 17,192) in its 25 Wards. The civic polls would be conducted in 44 polling stations, of which 24 are sensitive as per the local police administration.

A total of 100 nomination papers have been filed by the aspirants of the 25 Wards. Of these, two nominations have been cancelled, while one candidate withdrew his nomination. Now there are 97 candidates in the fray � 24 from Congress, 25 from BJP, 24 from AGP, 5 from CPI(M) and 19 Independents, said the Deputy Commissioner.

Meanwhile, the strong room and counting hall has been arranged in the Deputy Commissioner�s office campus.

The poll expenditure cell has allowed each candidate to spend up to Rs 24,000 for campaigning and related matters.

Police (03664-230667), as well as civil control room (03664-231171) have been set up. Additional Superintendent of Police Imdad Ali will monitor the security on the eve and during polling.

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Bongaigaon ready for civic polls

BONGAIGAON, Feb 5 � Bongaigaon Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu has asked the media to be alert on the violation of Model Code of Conduct by the parties and candidates who are in fray for the Bongaigaon civic polls slated for February 9.

The Bongaigaon municipality has 35,464 voters (male 80,272 and female 17,192) in its 25 Wards. The civic polls would be conducted in 44 polling stations, of which 24 are sensitive as per the local police administration.

A total of 100 nomination papers have been filed by the aspirants of the 25 Wards. Of these, two nominations have been cancelled, while one candidate withdrew his nomination. Now there are 97 candidates in the fray � 24 from Congress, 25 from BJP, 24 from AGP, 5 from CPI(M) and 19 Independents, said the Deputy Commissioner.

Meanwhile, the strong room and counting hall has been arranged in the Deputy Commissioner�s office campus.

The poll expenditure cell has allowed each candidate to spend up to Rs 24,000 for campaigning and related matters.

Police (03664-230667), as well as civil control room (03664-231171) have been set up. Additional Superintendent of Police Imdad Ali will monitor the security on the eve and during polling.