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Assam: 5 flying squads formed in Kokrajhar for BTC polls

KOKRAJHAR: Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer Bhaskar Phukan today informed that all the mechanisms are in place to conduct the upcoming Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in a “free and fair” manner and flying squads have been formed. The elections will be held in two phases on December 7 and 10, while the counting of votes shall take place on December 12.

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Talking to Inside Northeast, Phukan stated, “We have formed as many as 5 flying squads to monitor the situation in the BTC and to keep an eye on the goings-on in the district.”

The Kokrajhar DC further informed that there are 390 voting centers in five constituencies under Kokrajhar subdivision. The five Constituencies are: Fakiragram, Baukhungri, Devargaon, Salakati and Bonorgaon.

Out of the 390 voting centers, 179 voting centers are sensitive, while 102 are “most sensitive voting centers.”

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CCTV cameras will be installed to surveil the environment, said Phukan.

Meanwhile, all voters have been urged to maintain protocol pertaining to the COVID-19 and all voters should wear masks while entering the voting centers to cast votes, Phukan added.

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