The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC in Nandigram assembly constituency. A senior official said that apart from this, the EC has also started surveillance in the area with the help of a helicopter.
Mamta Banerjee and Shuvendu Adhikari.
In West Bengal and Assam, the voting for the second phase of the assembly elections will begin on 1 April. Voting will be done in 30 constituencies in 4 districts under the second phase in Bengal, while voting is to be held in 39 constituencies in Assam. In this phase, 75,94,549 voters in Bengal will use their franchise to decide the political future of 171 candidates. These include 152 male candidates while only 19 female candidates. A total of 10,620 polling stations have been set up for the second phase in Bengal. If we talk about Assam, the political future of 345 candidates will be imprisoned in EVMs under the second phase here. These include 26 women candidates.
The Election Commission said that it has completed all the preparations for voting. The Commission said that even difficult areas, heavy rains and blocked roads cannot stop our dedicated officers, who are involved in election duty. An official said that all the booths polling in the second phase will be put under proper security radar, as most of the areas are very sensitive. At the same time, strict monitoring is being done on the borders of the states adjacent to other states. In the presence of magistrates, vehicles entering the boundaries of the district and cities are being investigated by security personnel.
Despite the eight-phase assembly election, the biggest battle will be seen in West Bengal today. Actually, the Nandigram assembly seat is to be voted today. Here CM Mamta Banerjee is confronted with Shwendu Adhikari. The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC in Nandigram assembly constituency. A senior official said that apart from this, the EC has also started surveillance in the area with the help of a helicopter. He told that in view of the sensitivity of the constituency, those who are not voters of Nandigram are not being allowed to enter the area.
“Nandigram is a sensitive constituency where high profile candidates like Mamata Banerjee and Shubhendu Adhikari are contesting elections,” the official said. We want to ensure that the law and order situation does not deteriorate and people can vote without any fear. This is the reason for imposing prohibitory orders, which will remain in force till midnight on Friday. The person who will not be a voter of Nandigram will not be allowed to enter the area till the end of polling. With the implementation of Section 144, the gathering of five or more people is prohibited. ”
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