BAIHATA CHARIALI, March 15 - The Kamrup district administration is all set to conduct a free and fair Lok Sabha election.
This year, for the 7 No. Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency, a total of 21,57,092 voters (10,92,453 males and 10,64,639 females) will exercise their voting rights on April 23. The Returning Officer-cum- Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup district Kamal Kumar Baishya informed that though there are 10 Legislative Assembly Constituencies (LACs) under 7 No. Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency, but only four LACs are in Kamrup election district. Those are 48 No. Boko LAC, 49 No. Chhaygaon LAC, 50 No. Palasbari LAC and 55 No. Hajo LAC.
The district administration informed that the last date of submission of nomination papers is April 4, verification of nomination papers is April 5 and withdrawal of nomination is April 8.
The total number voters in Kamrup election district is 70,2,766. Out of those, in Boko LAC, the number of total voters is 21,2,495 (male 10,8,320; female 10,4,175), in Chhaygaon LAC 17,4,569 (males 88,778 ; females 85,791), in Palasbari LAC 14,8,354 (male 75,668; female 72,686 ) and in Hajo LAC, the total number of voters is 16,7,348 (male 86,792; female 80,556 ).
This time the voters of the 7 No. Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency will exercise their franchise in a total of 2,592 polling centres and out of those 886 will be in Kamrup election district.
In this connection, a total 4,560 presiding and polling officers have been appointed so far and on March 18, 19, 30 and 31 and on April 6, the training of presiding and polling officers will be held at DK College, Mirza. With an aim to conduct the forthcoming Lok Sabha election in a free and fair manner, Kamrup election district has been divided into 19 zones and 95 sectors.
Already, the Returning Officer of the district has appointed the zonal and sector officers and fixed dates for their election training. The Returning Officer also informed that as the Election Commission of India has arranged connection of Voters� Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system with the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) this year, so a number of awareness meetings regarding this has been organised in the entire district.