BADARPUR, Dec 9 - In view of the ensuing bypoll of Baraigram Zilla Parishad under Karimganj district, scheduled to be held on December 21, the State Election Commissioner, HN Borah, reviewed all the necessary arrangements for holding free and fair election.
Two review meetings were held with the Karimganj Deputy Commissioner (DC), Sanjeev Gohain Baruah, and all high-level officials of Karimganj district administration. In the meetings, the DC discussed all sorts of arrangements.
In Baraigram Zilla Parishad, total 46,375 voters will cast their franchise in 61 polling stations. Among these polling stations, 17 polling stations have been identified as �sensitive� and 18 polling stations as �hyper sensitive�.
Attending the meeting, the Karimganj District Superintendent of Police, Pradeep Ranjan Kar, said that tight security arrangements have been made at all the polling stations. The entire election circle has been divided into six sectors, under supervision of one police sub-inspector in each sector. Besides, zonal police officers will also be deployed for reviewing the security arrangements.
Meanwhile, one platoon of security personnel has already been deployed in the run-up to the election, Kar added.
Taking part in the meeting, the Secretary of the State Election Commission, Rajendra Nath Gogoi, said that in this bypoll, the total expenditure of a candidate must not exceed Rs 4 lakh.
The election observer and the CEO of Cachar Zilla Parishad, Naresh Ghosh, was present in the meeting. The meeting was also attended by the DIG of Police (Southern Range) Anurag Agarwal, Biswarup Bhattacharyya of the BJP, Hamud Ali (poll candidate), Abul Fayez Choudhuree of the Congress, among others.
Meanwhile, the State Election Commission has strictly instructed all the political parties and the officials of Karimganj district administration to strictly follow and obey the �Model Code of Conduct� during the election. �Otherwise, necessary action will be taken as per election rules,� official sources said.