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Kamrup (Metro) poll schedule announced

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 17 � The date for filing nominations for the four Legislative Assembly Constituencies (LACs) under Kamrup (Metro) was announced by the District Election Officer (DEO), Dr J Balaji today.

The nomination papers would be accepted from tomorrow by the Returning Officer(RO) or the Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro) till March 25.

The LACs include Jalukbari, Dispur, Guwahati East and Guwahati West.

While March 26 has been fixed as the date for scrutiny, the last date for withdrawal of nominations would be March 28. The date of polling, as declared earlier, has been fixed on April 11.

Talking to media persons, Dr J Balaji, who is also the DC, Kamrup (Metro), informed that polling in all the 1,068 polling stations in Kamrup (Metro) would begin from 7 am and continue till 3 pm.

While the Jalukbari LAC would have 206 polling stations, voters can exercise their franchise in 349 polling stations in Dispur, 233 polling stations in Guwahati East and 280 in Guwahati West. These also include auxiliary polling stations. Among these, 24 polling stations have been declared as sensitive.

�As per Election Commission guidelines, only five persons including the candidate would be allowed to enter the office of the RO or the ARO. No personal security officer or arms would be allowed inside the premises. Besides, not more than three vehicles would be allowed within a 100-metre radius from the RO�s office,� Dr Balaji stated.

He also informed that the candidates, this time, would also have to declare the details of the assets and income statements of his or her spouse, dependants, besides his own.

�The candidates would have to attach the details of the criminal cases, if any, besides the status of the charge,� Dr Balaji revealed.

He went on to inform that the Election Commission had given special stress on expenditure monitoring and the expenditure monitoring observer will reach tomorrow.

�For the first time, a toll-free number has been introduced to take complaints from the general public and the matter would be addressed within 48 hours,� Dr Balaji pointed out.

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Kamrup (Metro) poll schedule announced

GUWAHATI, March 17 � The date for filing nominations for the four Legislative Assembly Constituencies (LACs) under Kamrup (Metro) was announced by the District Election Officer (DEO), Dr J Balaji today.

The nomination papers would be accepted from tomorrow by the Returning Officer(RO) or the Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro) till March 25.

The LACs include Jalukbari, Dispur, Guwahati East and Guwahati West.

While March 26 has been fixed as the date for scrutiny, the last date for withdrawal of nominations would be March 28. The date of polling, as declared earlier, has been fixed on April 11.

Talking to media persons, Dr J Balaji, who is also the DC, Kamrup (Metro), informed that polling in all the 1,068 polling stations in Kamrup (Metro) would begin from 7 am and continue till 3 pm.

While the Jalukbari LAC would have 206 polling stations, voters can exercise their franchise in 349 polling stations in Dispur, 233 polling stations in Guwahati East and 280 in Guwahati West. These also include auxiliary polling stations. Among these, 24 polling stations have been declared as sensitive.

�As per Election Commission guidelines, only five persons including the candidate would be allowed to enter the office of the RO or the ARO. No personal security officer or arms would be allowed inside the premises. Besides, not more than three vehicles would be allowed within a 100-metre radius from the RO�s office,� Dr Balaji stated.

He also informed that the candidates, this time, would also have to declare the details of the assets and income statements of his or her spouse, dependants, besides his own.

�The candidates would have to attach the details of the criminal cases, if any, besides the status of the charge,� Dr Balaji revealed.

He went on to inform that the Election Commission had given special stress on expenditure monitoring and the expenditure monitoring observer will reach tomorrow.

�For the first time, a toll-free number has been introduced to take complaints from the general public and the matter would be addressed within 48 hours,� Dr Balaji pointed out.