NEW DELHI, May 15 � Confusion prevails over placing of a few districts of Assam on alert, banning victory processions after counting of votes on Friday with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) denying any such advisory to the State government.
Confusion arose after media reports stated that the Election Commission has placed three districts in BTAD on alert, banning any victory procession in the face of the recent violent incidents.
However, EC and MHA sources denied having issued any advisory to the Assam government to ban processions. Officials said that the local administration might have issued such alerts taking the local situation into consideration.
Report said that strict security measures are being taken to maintain law and order, particularly in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts, Chirang, Baksa and Kokrajhar. The district administrations have decided not to allow victory processions for any party and candidate.
Additional security forces have been deployed at sensitive areas to instil confidence among people.
Home Secretary Anil Swamy has, however, meanwhile said that a general advisory has been sent to the States to remain alert and guard against violence.