District administration will go all out to ensure peaceful polls S Dinajpur

first_imgBALURGHAT: With the dates being announced for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on Sunday by the Election Commission of India, District Magistrate (South Dinajpur) Deepap Priya P organised a press meet on late Sunday evening at Balurghat Circuit House and said the district administrative officials would leave no stones unturned to ensure peaceful elections in the district, which is slated for April 23.According to her, sufficient Central Reserve Police Force personnel will be deployed in polling stations across the district covering seven Assembly segments, namely Itahar, Kushmandi, Kumarganj, Balurghat, Tapan, Gangarampur and Harirampur. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseShe said in the press conference that there are a total of 1,305 polling stations under the Balurghat seat. “Anyone can lodge specific complaints by dialing the toll free number 1950,” she said. Since South Dinajpur has three-sided border areas, according to an administrative official the department has recently conducted meeting with police personnel and BSF where they agreed to deploy sufficient police force in tense areas and urged BSF officials for sharp lookout as a part of vigil in the unfenced border areas. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSources said that the district administration would also arrange for every possible communication facilities like mobile phones and internet in every polling booth. Notably, the concerned administrative officials have already talked to service providers on how communication could be facilitated in the remote areas where electricity, mobile phones and internet are yet to reach. Polling is scheduled to take place in the district on April 23, while the counting will be done on May 23. A total number of 14,27,567 voters would be participating in the polls this year. Additional District Magistrate Pranab Kumar Ghosh, along with District Information and Cultural Officer Santanu Chakraborty, took part in the press meet.last_img read more