555 polling stations will be under webcasting: CEO

555 polling stations will be under webcasting: CEO
CEO addressing press conference on February 12

1100 polling stations identified as Critical

Our Correspondent

Kohima | February 12

A total of 11, 91,513 voters will exercise their franchise to choose their representatives to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on February 27.


Addressing a press conference here tonight, CEO Nagaland Abhijit Sinha said there are 2196 polling stations spread across the 60 assembly constituencies.


Out of this, 1100 polling stations have been identified as Critical, 530 Vulnerable and 566 Normal as per the classification by respective district Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and respective Administrative Officers, he added.


The CEO said that to ensure free and fair elections, 555 polling stations will be under webcasting, while the rest will be covered by offline videography, which will be done under the supervision of the Presiding Officer and 1st Polling Officer.


He said that 3400 VVPATs and 3300 EVMs have been allocated to Nagaland. He said that polling station with lowest electorate is 64-Kiuro in 60-Pungro-Kiphire A/C with 33 voters and highest is 57-Chumukedima BI-III S/W under 4-Ghaspani-I with 1364 voters.


Assembly constituency with lowest electorate is 27-Mokokchung Town with 3539 voters and highest is 4-Ghaspani-I with 65643 voters.


On security preparedness, CEO said Nagaland State would be getting 281 Companies of CAPF as security measures out of which, 77 Companies have already arrived in the State from CRPF, BSF, lTBP, RPF and SSB and are being used for Area Domination, MVCP and for providing environmental security.


Sections of CAPF are also being used at Static Police Check posts for checking of cash, arms, liquors, and other illegal items, he said adding that the remaining 204 Companies will be arriving after the Polls in Tripura scheduled for February 18.


On the manpower for the conduct of General Election to the 13th NLA Election 2018, the CEO said a total number of 15,812 government employees is being detailed for actual polling duty.


Besides that, he said a good number of government officials are engaged for other Election related duties such as Election Expenditure Monitoring cell (EEM), Media Certification and Monitoring Cell (MCMC), Video Surveillance Team (VST), Static Surveillance Team (SST), etc. in all the Assembly Constituencies.


The CEO also informed that the State will have 25 assembly constituencies with All Women polling party.


Altogether, 195 candidates are in fray for election to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly scheduled for February 27. On the last date of withdrawal today, out of the 257 filed nomination papers, 32 candidates withdrew their nominations while 29 were declared invalid.