From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, April 10: Five candidates are in the fray in 31-Sidli (ST) LAC, which include Chandan Brahma (BPF), Pankaj Islary (AIUDF), Dilip Kumar Sarania (Independent), Phalmarston Brahma (Independent) and Rwngwra rzary (Independent).
As per the instruction of the ECI, on the poll day the polling process will start from 7am and conclude at 5 pm. In this constituency, there are 245 polling stations for 1,89,850 voters, including 95,099 male and 94,751 female voters. The polling station with the highest number of voters is Hatisar LP School with 1,388 voters while the polling station at Choraikola LP School has the lowest voters with 81 voters.
Altogether 1,224 government employees have been engaged on election duty. The polling personnel are being selected through the three-stage computer assisted randomization process to avoid any favoritism and to ensure absolute secrecy in formation of polling groups.
In the district, 285 EVMs will be used. For the first time the voters will be given an option where a button with ‘None of the above’ (NOTA) will be there in voting machines. The EPIC will be used to identify the electors while casting of vote. So far, 98 per cent voters have been issued EPIC in the district.
Chirang Election District will be webcasting the proceedings of the polling in 10 polling stations. It has already transformed two polling stations into Model Polling Stations by providing various facilities for aged people, pregnt women, ailing and infirm people.
The Chirang District Election Officer and Returning Officer has appealed to all voters to reinforce democratic ethos by turning up at the polling station on April 11 and exercising their right to vote in an informed and ethical manner. He further appealed to all political parties and student organizations to maintain mutual understanding among the various ethnic communities in the interest of general public.