SHILLONG: Registered voters dwelling in villages along the disputed border with Assam can take part in the upcoming meeting elections in Meghalaya, Elections Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar stated on Friday. Kumar led a staff from the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a two-day evaluation of election readiness in Meghalaya. The go to ended through the day.
“People dwelling in the villages along the disputed border can take part in the elections regardless of what occurred. The two sides have held joint conferences and discussions are additionally happening on the increased degree. We are conscious of the scenario and there’s nothing to fret about, says Kumar.
“There is no problem. We have reviewed the situation on our side and district officials from both sides have had detailed meetings,” he stated.
The CEC stated the fee had tasked 16 central businesses to work in a coordinated trend in spending-sensitive constituencies.
“Agencies have been instructed to observe normal working procedures to conduct applicable checks on planes and helicopters coming into the state to forestall any political get together or candidate from trying to induce voters with money. “, did he declare.
Political events should publish at the least 3 times in native newspapers and tv stations pending circumstances in opposition to candidates with legal backgrounds and likewise clarify why these individuals had been nominated.
Kumar stated all measures might be taken to make sure that the elections are free, truthful and participatory.
He stated 21 lakh voters in the state are eligible to train their proper to vote in 55 Scheduled Tribe seats and 5 non-segregated constituencies.
There could be a complete of three,482 polling stations with a median of 620 voters in every, the official stated, including that 120 polling cubicles might be staffed by feminine groups.
A complete of 81,443 voters will be capable to vote for the primary time.
At least six individuals, together with 5 tribal villagers from Meghalaya and a ranger from Assam, had been killed in a violent conflict along the disputed border in November final yr.
Assam and Meghalaya have a long-running dispute in 12 areas along the 884.9 km lengthy interstate border, and the situation the place the violence occurred is considered one of them.
The two states had signed a memorandum of understanding in March final yr to finish the dispute in six of the areas.
Meghalaya was separated from Assam in 1972 and had since challenged the Assam Reorganization Act 1971, which delineated the border between the 2 states. Elections to the 60-member meeting in Meghalaya are scheduled for this yr.