An election awareness meeting involving officials from district administration, sub-divisional and officer in charges and members of various monitoring teams on Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation(SVEEP) was held today at Circuit House in Kokrajhar.
SK Malviya, election awareness observer in Kokrajhar attended the meeting urged the officials to make public awareness in the district to implenment the ensuing election in free and fair with increase of polling percentage.
Briefing the importance of awareness among the voters, Malviya called upon the officers to make necessary steps to create awareness among the masses so that the voters are well aware of all the process of electioneering.
Malviya earlier made a field visit in many parts of the Kokrajhar to get the feel of the public opinion on election.
Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner and District election officer MP Sarma briefed on the outfline of the District election plan and urged all officials present to carry out their assigned duties with utmost sincerity.
Later briefing media persons, the district election officer said the administration is all prepared to hold the election in the three LAC- 28 Gossaigaon, 29 Kokrajhar West and 30 Kokrajhar East in free, fair and peaceful manner. He said the district election officer has directed all parties and officials to obey the model code of conduct.
He said necessary arrangement has been made to hold the election peacefully. He also said security has been tightened, including in border areas of West Bengal and Bhutan. He said he has spoken to his Bhutanese counter for help and cooperation in border areas.
Sarma also said they would be using the Bhutanese sims during the election time to be used in shadow areas where Indian sims are not accessible. He said they have also urged the Bhutanese counterpart to make the sims available.
He said they have urged the Bhutanese counterpart to check sell of liquor so that it does not flow easily in border areas.