GUWAHATI, April 3 - Making an appeal to the people in general and the entrepreneur community of the State in particular to come out and exercise their voting rights in the two phases of the State Assembly election, the Assam Chamber of Commerce (ACC) today urged them to vote sensibly and elect only the right candidates, who can voice their concerns in the Assembly.
The traders� body also requested its members and well-wishers to be very careful in exercising their voting rights. �The traders� community in Assam should be very careful in dealing with the candidates who are trying to harm the social fabric of Assam, or indulging in unethical practices. The main objective of our democratic right is to elect dynamic leaders, who can give us good governance without corruption or nepotism,� said the traders� body in its appeal.
Poll station shifted: Polling station No.131 in 49 Chaygaon LAC, previously located at Ukium Forest IB, has been shifted and renamed as No.131 Ukium LP School, Ukium, due to the poor structural condition of the existing polling station building.
The area included in the polling station is Dighalbeel and the total number of electors is 1,147. The Election Commission of India has approved the shifting of the polling station, official sources said.
Meanwhile, under Section 144 CrPC, the District Magistrate of South Kamrup, Rajib Prakash Baruah, has prohibited entry of any unauthorised persons within a radius of 100 metres of any vital installation of OIL, ASEB, BSNL and LPG bottling plant and 30 metres on both sides of the railway track throughout the district of South Kamrup. The order will come into force with immediate effect and shall remain in force until further order.
Under Section 144 CrPC, the District Magistrate has also prohibited pillion riding on two-wheelers in the entire district of South Kamrup. Ailing persons travelling to and from any hospital, police personnel and armed forces in uniform and old persons above 65 years, and children below 12 years are exempted from the purview of the order.