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Identify Sensitive and Vulnerable Locations : EC to Assam Authorities

Identify Sensitive and Vulnerable Locations : EC to Assam Authorities

In Assam, Election Commission has asked the authorities to go for “vulnerable locations” and keeping in mind “the weaker section” to prepare plan of poll security.

On 4th and 11th April Assam will go in polls.

District and state level officials had been directed to “comprehensively review and reassess vulnerable locations” which will be under focus of the Commission, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi told reporters in Guwahati.

He further said that in order to protect the weaker section of so that no one can influence or intimidate them with the threat or money.

Nasim Zaidi said that the vulnerable areas had been already been identified and Central police force will be covering these places and in the state since 15th of March they have been redistributed in a very a “phased manner”.

In Assam, Nasim Zaidi in order to review the preparation of the poll had met state government senior officials, authorities of district, political parties was on a 2 day trip and Commission members were along with him.

With the authority of law enforcing and election machinery of the state was overall-satisfied “but
it is ‘not complacent’ and trying to fill the gaps, if any”

In Assam,when it was asked about the challenges that are biggest while holding elections as compared to the other states, Nasim Zaidi said that Besides the state order and law & security there are other issues that are related to the issues that are related geography and social.

“Along with these complexities, the state has extremism, political rivalries and formation of groups as other challenges. We have taken note of these,” he said.

He further added that in Assam, around 80 percent has a history of “high turnout of voters” and hopes this time it will be highest ever.

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Issues like deposition of licensed arms, containing possible intimidation, check in movement of cash and liquor, especially in identified areas, threat to voters and strict action against violators.

He also added that political parties had requested to check the gift distribution and usage of black money in the areas of tea gardens.

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