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539 in fray in first phase of Assam polls
Guwahati: Total 95, 11,732 are expected to vote in total 12,190 polling stations in the first phase of Assam polls on Monday to elect their representative from 65 Legislative Assembly Constituencies (LACS) to the state Assembly.
Polling will be held from 7 A.M to 5 P.M. under tight security through deployment of 535 companies of paramilitary forces including 433 companies of Central Para-military Forces. All the polling stations in rural areas and 82 per cent polling stations in urban areas will be guarded by half a section of paramilitary force personnel.
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Assam, Vijayendra informed that the Election Commission would facilitate the eldest voter coming to vote in the 134 model polling stations in the first phase to plant a tree at the polling station premises as a token gesture to promote plantation in the state.
There are 49,16, 015 male voters and 45,95,712 female voters for the first phase polling that will decide the fate of 539 candidates including 43 women candidates. Out of the 65 LACs going for polls tomorrow 50 are located in Brahmaputra Valley while the rest 15 are in Barak Valley.
Total 55,912 presiding officers and polling officials are being engaged for the first phase. Polling officials deputed for duty at 621 remote polling stations left respective district/sub-division headquarters two days back as some of them are required to walk some distance to reach their polling stations. These remote polling stations are spread over Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, Karimganj districts and Majuli sub-division. In addition to vehicles of different types, 35 bullock carts and 144 boats were used to carry polling materials and officials to remote polling stations.
Total 3739 polling stations have been marked sensitive, 1992 hyper-sensitive and 1241 critical in the first phase. Micro observers will be posed in 736 polling stations while webcasting will be facilitated in respect of 539 polling stations. Static video camera will be posted in 454 polling stations.
The CEO informed that since the day election dates were declared total Rs 12 crore in cash had been seized by poll officials and Income Tax officials in the state till date. Total 7,85, 633 bottles of liquor, 160 illegal arms and 538 rounds of ammunition have been seized till date.