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BTC election tomorrow

Stage is all set for the 3rd BTC election tomorrow amidst tight security.

Polling officials were seen moving out to the respective polling stations with ballot boxes.

Lower Assam commissioner Santanu Thakur said they are all prepared and has done all necessary arrangements for peaceful holding of the election in a free and fair manner. He said adequate security arrangement has been made to thwart any untowards incidents. He expressed confidence of holding the election in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

Kokrajhar deputy commissioner and returning officer, Kokrajhar, Thaneswar Malakar, said the administration had taken steps to ensure free and fair elections.

He said the district had been divided into 28 zones and these would be looked after by 12 constituency magistrates and 28 zonal officers. 

There are 79 sectors of which 25 sectors are in Kokrajhar subdivision, 43 in Gossaigaon and 11 in Parbhatjhora subdivision respectively. These sectors would be looked after by sector magistrates who would also be responsible for maintaining law and order. 

Malakar said are 754 polling stations in the district of which 196 polling stations had been identified as “very sensitive”. 

A total of 585,971 voters, of whom 248,340 in Kokrajhar subdivision, 282,354 in Gossaigaon subdivision and 55,277 voters in Parbhatjhora subdivision, will exercise their right to franchise in 12 constituencies under Kokrajhar district to decide the fate of 88 candidates.

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