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BTC polls: Counting today, prohibitory orders clamped

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT


KOKRAJHAR, April 10: The counting for the 3rd BTC elections that was held on April 8 will take place on Saturday. The counting of votes for the 40 BTC constituencies will start from 8 am at the counting centres.

At a press conference held at the DC’s conference hall, the Returning Officer, Kokrajhar, Thaneswar Malakar said he was extremely happy that the elections to the council passed off peacefully with a turnout of 79.31 in Kokrajhar district.

He said the voters exercised their franchise freely and peacefully. He also said no candidate violated the rules and guidelines of the Election Commission of India and the model code of conduct. According to Malakar, the poll percentage of five constituencies under Kokrajhar sub division were: Fakiragram-80.3 pc, Bargaon- 84.3 pc, Debargaon - 76.2 pc, Baokhungri - 77.9 pc and Salakati - 80.6pc.

He said there would be 14 tables in room no 1 meant for Fakiragram and it would be looked after by ARO T. Muktiyar. Similarly, in there would be 12 tables in room no 2 for Bargaon to be supervised by ARO PK Bhagawati, 12 tables in room no 3 for Debargaon to be looked after by ADC Niranjan Baruah, 10 tables for Baokhungri in hall no 4 to be supervised by ARO Anil Deory and 10 tables in Salakati in the hall no 5 to be supervised by ARO Pranjal Choudhury. He also said there would be six rounds of counting for Debargaon and Bargaon constituencies and five rounds for the rest.

Meanwhile, the District Magistrate, Kokrajhar has imposed section 144 CrPC in the district from April 11 to 15 to prevent any possible unwanted incidents during the declaration of the results.

As per the prohibitory orders, the wining candidates will not be allowed to bring out big victory rallies but they can move straight to the party office for celebrating. The order also prohibits bursting of cracker, fire crackers and taking out processions.

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