Nagaland CEO Abhijit Sinha.
Nagaland CEO Abhijit Sinha. File image

Nagaland chief electoral officer (CEO) Abhijit Sinha on Saturday asked all the security agencies in the state to enhance their vigil and take all security measures to improve the overall environmental security.

The CEO also directed all the district authorities to complete distribution of photo voter slips immediately and submit the report to his office at the earliest.

Sinha said special expenditure observer D.D. Goel reviewed the election expenditure monitoring measures in the state. He said Goel issued instructions to all the nodal officers involved in the election expenditure monitoring to make the whole system more effective and accordingly take necessary steps.

The CEO further informed secretary, social welfare, Sarah R. Ritse, who has been appointed as accessibility observer, is presently touring the districts to get a first-hand information of the various accessibility measures being made for the people with disabilities in the district polling stations.

In another development, the NPF on Saturday directed all the party men to immediately constitute coordination committee at the divisional, area, town and village unit levels to extend fullest cooperation and participate in the election rallies/meetings of INC candidate K.L. Chishi in their jurisdiction.

NPF secretary general and Rajya Sabha MP K.G. Kenye, in a circular, said the directive is in accordance with the decision taken by the NPF and the declaration made by party president Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu in its consultative meeting on March 30 to extend support to the Congress candidate in the Lok Sabha poll in the state.

Kenye also directed setting up of more coordination committees in all the 2227 polling stations across the state, if need arises.

“In the absence of Congress party workers at any level, the NPF party authorities are hereby entrusted to ensure that the polling agents are appointed at the instance of the NPF authorities,” the circular said.

The NPF further asked the party office bearers at their levels to issue all necessary communications to their subordinates.

It said the itinerary of Chishi will be intimated at the earliest.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com

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