KOKRAJHAR, May 14 � The Kokrajhar district administration has completed all necessary arrangements for peaceful counting of votes on May 16, informed Nitin Khade, Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar, who is also the Returning Officer for the Kokrajhar HPC.
Talking to mediapersons at the conference hall of the DC�s office here, Khade said that keeping in view the exceptional situation prevailing in and around Kokrajhar following the unfortunate killings on May 1 night at Balapara of Gossaigaon subdivision, the district administration has also beefed up security measures in the entire Kokrajhar district to prevent any untoward incident before and after the counting of votes.
He also informed that the district administration along with the Army was trying its best to thwart any kind of subversive activity by any group in the region.
Meanwhile, the district administration held a meeting with the candidates of the Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat and the representatives from different political parties here on Tuesday. Chairing the meeting which was also attended by the Kokrajhar SP, Sunil Kumar, the Deputy Commissioner emphasised that peace and communal harmony in the district must be maintained at any cost.
He requested all members of the political parties to spread the message of peace and communal harmony, and extend their help and cooperation to the civil and police administration in maintaining law and order. He also appealed to the candidates and political leaders to persuade their workers, supporters and followers to accept the result of elections gracefully and respect the will of the people which is an integral part of democracy.
At the same time, the Deputy Commissioner also requested all the communities, irrespective of caste, creed and religion, not to believe in rumours and stay back in their respective villages. He said the district administration would take stern action against the extremists as well as miscreants who indulge in mob violence.