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Assam Meeting elections: 47 constituencies gear up for first part of polls amid COVID-19

DIBRUGARH: Safety preparations have been strengthened and COVID-19 protocols put in place in 47 constituencies the place voting will happen on 27 March for the primary part of Assam Meeting elections.

A complete of 81,09,815 folks will likely be voting, out of which 40,77,210 are male voters, 40,32,481 are feminine voters and 114 are third gender voters. There are 264 candidates (241 male and 23 feminine candidates) within the fray for the primary part of the elections.

The Election Fee (EC) has decreased the utmost quantity of people that can solid their votes at a polling sales space to 1,000.

The EC has additionally ensured sanitisation of the digital voting machine (EVMs), carrying of a masks and different protecting gear by polling personnel and the provision of thermal scanner, hand sanitiser, soaps on the polling stations.

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There are 11,537 polling stations within the first part, out of which 9,620 are major polling stations and 1,917 auxiliary polling stations.

Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh, Pallav Gopal Jha informed ANI, “The safety forces have been deployed in enough energy in any respect polling stations. The police may use paramilitary forces if required.”

“There are 1,514 polling stations in Dibrugarh district, out of which 5 are susceptible polling stations. There are a complete of 10,70,188 voters within the districts. The precautionary measure has been taken in view of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Jha stated.

“We now have a adequate variety of forces and the regulation and order is below management within the district,” he added.

“There are 50 ladies polling stations. The administration is conserving tight vigil utilizing all its assets for the conduct of a fear-free election,” he additional stated.

The meeting elections in Assam will likely be held in three phases ranging from March 27 whereas the counting of votes will happen on Might 2.  

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