From our Staff correspondent
Dibrugarh, March 5: With the announcement of the forthcoming assembly election’s date, the District Magistrate and Chief Returning Officer, MS Manivann, while briefing the media on Saturday, called upon everyone to strictly follow the Code of Conduct.
The press meet was also attended amongst others by the Superintendent of Police, Bir Bikram Gogoi; Election Officer, Biswajit Phukan, ADC, Anjabh Chaliha and Extra Assistant Commissioner, Mirza Ahmed.
At the meeting, all the necessary information regarding the election procedures was given out in details for information of the general public. The details and information as such have been divided under various heads which includes information of Voters, Polling Stations, Returning Officer and details of Zone and Sector.
Regarding voters’ information, the total number of voters under Moran LAC is 1,21,294 of which 61,677 are male and 59,617 are female voters, under Dibrugarh LAC- total number of voters is 1,28,075, of which 64,847 are male and 63,228 are female voters. Likewise, under Lahowal LAC, total number of voters is 1,26,297, of which 63,516 are male and 62,781 are female voters, while under Duliajan LAC, there are 1,38,396 voters of which 70,819 are male and 67,577 are female voters. Under Tingkhong LAC, the total number of voters is 1,21,571, of which 62,422 are male and 59,149 are female voters. Similarly, under harkatia LAC, the total number of voters are 1,17,547, out of which 60,452 are male and 57,095 are female voters and under Chabua LAC, total voters are 1,34,848 of which 68,600 are male and 66,248 are female voters.
As such under the 7 LAC constituencies of the district, there are 8,88,028 total voters, of which 4,52,333 are male and 4,35,695 are female voters.
Information relating to Polling Stations (PS), under 115-Moran LAC there would be 170 PS, out of which 134 are comparatively safe, 19 are sensitive, 17 are very sensitive, whereas under 116 - Dibrugarh LAC, there are 161 PS, of which 146 are comparatively safe, 9 are sensitive and 6 are very sensitive.
Similarly in 117-Lahowal LAC, there would be 176 PS, of which 122 are comparatively safe, 48 sensitive and 6 very sensitive, while in 118- Duliajan LAC, there would be 187 PS, 151 are comparatively safe, 30 are sensitive and 6 are very sensitive. Likewise under 119- Tingkhong LAC, there would be 174 PS, of which 78 are comparatively safe, 77 sensitive and 19, very sensitive and under 120- harkatia LAC there would be 171 PS, of which 104 are comparatively safe, 39 sensitive and 28 very sensitive. Under 121-Chabua LAC, there would be 189 PS, of which 64 are comparatively safe, 112 sensitive and 13 very sensitive.
The total number of polling stations under the 7 LAC seats are 1,228 of which 799 are comparatively, 334 are sensitive and 95 are very sensitive.
The Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad will act as the Returning Officer (RO) at Moran LAC, Deputy Commissioner MS Manivann will be the RO for Dibrugarh, ADC Smitakshi Borua, ADC Lakhindan Gogoi and ADC Anjabh Chaliha have been appointed as the ROs of Lahowal, Duliajan and Tingkhong LAC respectively.
Moreover, the 7 LAC seats have been divided into 33 zones and 125 sectors for the upcoming elections.
Addressing the media, Superintendent of Police Bir Bikram Gogoi , stated that for election related queries and complaints, the people can also contact the recently launched Police Helpline Numbers -7086096450 and 9854087260. Adding further, Gogoi said that in the meantime, all licensed arms have been seized and strict vigilance is being maintained to search for any such undisclosed holding of licensed arms.
For better communication facilities and transportation of Polling Officers, 1,078 vehicles would be made available and for smooth conduct of election process seven companies of paramilitary personnel will be deployed to conduct the entire polling process smoothly, as stated by Deputy Commissioner. A total of 5,412 polling officers, including reserved personnel are to be engaged. All the polling booths would be surveyed by video surveillance.
Manivann even spoke about the accessibility to two new software med as ‘Samadhan’ and ‘Subidha’, which would be made available for the public for getting in hand information about any queries or problems relating to election issues. Meanwhile, directives have been issued to withdraw all political hoardings from the road and other places.