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Steps to ensure free and fair polls in Kamrup

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GUWAHATI, April 10 � Around 5,000 polling officers and an additional 25 companies of Central paramilitary force (CMPF) have taken their position in and around 894 polling stations in Kamrup (Metro) covering four Legislative Assembly Constituencies. Altogether 64 LACs, including four in Guwahati (Metro) are going to polls in the second phase of polling tomorrow.

Of the 894 polling stations, 55 have been identified as hyper sensitive and another 55 as sensitive.

District Election Officer, Kamrup (Metro) Dr J Balaji informed mediapersons that voting will begin at 7 am and will continue till 3 pm.

�Only those voters who would enter the poll premises between 7 am and 3 pm would be allowed to exercise their franchise,� Dr Balaji said.

He also stated that the administration has made fool-proof arrangements to ensure free and fair polls.

�We have also rechecked the condition of the EVMs after some problems were reported,� he stated.

Senior Superintendent of Police (City) Deepak Choudhury divulged that 65 per cent of the polling locations and 75 per cent of the polling stations would be covered by fixed pickets of CPMF till the EVMs are deposited in the strong room.

�Every polling station would be treated as a zone and a zonal officer of the rank of either DSP or an inspector would be in-charge of it. Flying squads would also keep vigil,� he added.

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Steps to ensure free and fair polls in Kamrup

GUWAHATI, April 10 � Around 5,000 polling officers and an additional 25 companies of Central paramilitary force (CMPF) have taken their position in and around 894 polling stations in Kamrup (Metro) covering four Legislative Assembly Constituencies. Altogether 64 LACs, including four in Guwahati (Metro) are going to polls in the second phase of polling tomorrow.

Of the 894 polling stations, 55 have been identified as hyper sensitive and another 55 as sensitive.

District Election Officer, Kamrup (Metro) Dr J Balaji informed mediapersons that voting will begin at 7 am and will continue till 3 pm.

�Only those voters who would enter the poll premises between 7 am and 3 pm would be allowed to exercise their franchise,� Dr Balaji said.

He also stated that the administration has made fool-proof arrangements to ensure free and fair polls.

�We have also rechecked the condition of the EVMs after some problems were reported,� he stated.

Senior Superintendent of Police (City) Deepak Choudhury divulged that 65 per cent of the polling locations and 75 per cent of the polling stations would be covered by fixed pickets of CPMF till the EVMs are deposited in the strong room.

�Every polling station would be treated as a zone and a zonal officer of the rank of either DSP or an inspector would be in-charge of it. Flying squads would also keep vigil,� he added.

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