DIPHU, Jan 2 � The high voltage campaign for the 11th KAAC election came to an end at 3 pm today after whirlwind tours by several political leaders.
The appointed election officials have also left for their respective polling stations. According to official report altogether 231 polling personnel from Diphu subdivision left for their respective polling stations.
Hamren subdivision has the maximum number of polling stations, some of which take 10 to 16 hours to reach. altogether 241 polling parties left from Hamren town today. Some polling stations on high altitude areas require 7 to 8 hours to reach on .
Bokajan subdivision located in the northern part of the vast 10432 sq km region of Karbi Anglong district has 68 difficult-to-reach polling stations. Polling officials left 48 hours earlier to cover the distance. A polling official from Bokajan said that to reach some of the polling stations one has to track for long distances, to reach some places poll officials will have to travel on bamboo rafts propelled by long wicker polls.
�Tomorrow all other polling stations near Diphu and Bokajan will be covered before dusk, as connectivity of these places is good and will take less time to reach. Altogether 141 polling parties will leave Diphu for destinations like Howraghat, Langhing, Borbil etc.
Everything is being done as per schedule, only that unexpected rains may cause problems for the parties, said Rakesh Kumar, Returning Officer of the KAAC election, who is also the Deputy Commissioner of Karbi Anglong.
Dr Anupam Kumar Roy, and Surender Mohan Goswami have been camping here to oversee the conduct of ensuing 11th KAAC election, slated for January 4. Dr Roy will monitor the No 10th Howraghat, No 13rd Langhin, No 14th Karkanthi No 15th Mahamaya and No 16 Namati MAC constituencies.
Goswami will oversee the No 11th Langpher, No 12 Phulani, Non 18th Lumbajong, No 19th Dhansiri and No 20 Shinghachan MAC constituencies. To communicate with the two observers special contact numbers 943554977 and 9435087866 have been pressed into service.
It may be mentioned that though two Congress rallies at Baithalangso and Dengaon under Howraghat Legislative Assembly constituency were scheduled to be addressed by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today, those had to be cancelled due to incessant rains.