KOKRAJHAR, Dec 8 - With the Kokrajhar district administration identifying several polling stations as troublesome, the security apparatus has been instructed to look into the various categories of polling stations in the three subdivisions of poll-bound Kokrajhar.
According to official sources, the Kokrajhar sadar subdivision consists of five BTC segments � 7-Fakiragram (non-ST), 9-Banargaon (ST), 10-Debargaon (ST), 11-Baukhungri (ST), and 12-Salakati (ST) � comprising 102 �very sensitive� polling stations, 179 �sensitive� stations, and 109 �comparatively safe� ones out of 390 polling stations.
The Parbatjhore civil subdivision has six very sensitive polling stations, 30 sensitive polling stations and 52 comparatively safe ones out of a total of 88 polling stations. The subdivision has only one seat � No.1 Parbatjhora (ST) constituency.
Again, in the Gossaigaon civil subdivision, out of 427 polling stations, 150 are sensitive, 48 are very sensitive and 48 are comparatively safe. The subdivision consists of six BTC segments � 2-Guma (unreserved), 3-Srirampur (non-ST), 4-Jomduar (ST), 5-Saraibil (ST), 6-Kachugaon (ST) and 8-Dotma (ST) constituency.
According to Bhaskar Phukan, returning officer, Kokrajhar, all the 905 polling stations in the 12 BTC constituencies of Kokrajhar district have been divided into 30 zones � 10 zones for five BTC constituencies in Kokrajhar sadar subdivision, 14 for six constituencies in Gossaigaon civil subdivision and six for one constituency in Parbatjhora civil subdivision.
These polling stations have been brought under 82 sectors � 43 sectors for Gossaigaon civil subdivision, 25 for Kokrajhar sadar subdivision and 14 for Parbatjhora.
An adequate number of security personnel will be deployed in Kokrajhar for ensuring a free and fair election, sources said.
Bhaskar Phukan, District Magistrate Kokrajhar, said that 20 different security cells have been set up and the overall security is beefed up.
BPF rally: A huge rally was brought out by the Bodoland People�s Front (BPF) through the municipality areas at Gossaigaon today in support for the Saraibil BPF candidate, Mrityunjoy Narzary, adds ANN Service from Gossaigaon.
The Gossaigaon municipality has four wards spread over a 10-km stretch.
Last evening, a BJP street rally was led by minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma at Gossaigaon, while a bike rally was led by Congress leader Rakibul Hussain at Srirampur.
National leaders of various political parties have taken part in the poll campaign rallies and meetings to woo the voters at Gossaigaon.