The Chirang district administration has geared up for conducting the ensuing BTC polls 2020 in three Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) constituencies including 13-Chirang (ST), 14-Chirang Duars (ST) and 15-Kajalgaon (ST).

The district administration of Chirang has finished all its preparations both for the polling and counting process.

This was apprised by the Chirang deputy commissioner-returning officer, Gautam Talukdar during a briefing meeting with the contesting candidates and polling agents in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner’s office at Kajalgaon on Sunday.

He informed that as the election to the BTC is drawing near, the Chirang district administration has completed all the preparations and ready to conduct smooth and free and fair elections in their election district.

The DC said they have already received printed ballot papers and set up issue and receipt counters at the district parade ground, strong room at warehouse near the deputy commissioner’s residence, counting halls at district parade ground and imparted training for polling personnel, etc.

“There will be 7+7=14 counting tables for each of the BTC constituencies in two adjacent separate counting halls under the supervision of one ARO in each counting hall in respect of all these three constituencies,” Gautam Talukdar said.

Talukdar asked the contesting candidates and polling agents to collect the postal ballot papers from the respective cell as per their requirements within November 6 and to drop all these before 7 am on December 12.

Apart from that, he appealed to the candidates to cooperate with the district administration in implementing all the election procedures so that they could conduct free and fair elections in the district.

He further asked to abide by the model code of conduct properly from their side and not to go with any rumour unless confirming it from the right authorities.

The meeting was also attended by Chirang superintendent of police Sudhakar Singh, additional deputy commissioner Karmadev Brahma, Sidli circle officer Jagadish Brahma, the contesting candidates and polling agents from BJP, Congress(I), BPF, UPP(L), GSP, and independent candidates.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com