MANGALDAI, April 11 - Election Observer (General) Captain JM Pathania for 8 Mangaldai HPC has advocated for urgent alternative arrangements for the polling booths hit by erosion in areas where the Brahmaputra flows.
He has reportedly informed the Mangaldai Election District authority about the problem, following his recent visit to these areas of Darrang district.
Pathania, much to the surprise of the voters of the remote char areas, visited these areas in the last of couple days to take stock of the poll process.
Commissioner of Transport of Himachal Pradesh Pathania had also met people in such areas.
On Monday, the Election Observer visited three polling stations � no. 280 (right), no. 281 (middle) and no. 282 (left) at Gasbari LP School under 67 Mangaldai LAC (SC).
On the Gasbari LP School premises, he interacted with the common voters, booth level officers, gaon burhas and others and assessed the condition of polling booths and other necessary facilities for differently-abled persons and elderly voters.
On the previous day, Captain Pathania made an extensive journey to some 14 other polling booths from no. 191 to no. 204 located in char areas, namely, Chaulkhowa, Kirakata and Dholpur.
He expressed serious concern over land erosion threatening no. 201 Kirakara Bazar LP School and no. 202 Kirakara Middle LP School respectively.
Madhab Sarma, principal of DIET, Darrang, who has been appointed the Protocol Officer to the Election Observer, along with his deputies accompanied Pathania.
Meanwhile, the district election authority has reportedly made necessary communication with the ECI in this connection.
Captain Pathania also created a record in the election history of Darrang district by becoming the only Election Observer who visited the polling stations located in far-flung areas of the district.