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Voting on 18 seats in Chhattisgarh, 1.2 million soldiers posted in security
11 Nov 2018

Voting on 18 seats in Chhattisgarh, 1.2 million soldiers posted in security

Preparations have been completed for the 18 constituencies of the first phase in the assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. On Monday, voters of Naxal affected eight districts will decide the fate of 190 candidates, including Chief Minister Raman Singh. State Chief Electoral Officer Subrata Sahu told a press conference here on Sunday that preparations for the first phase of voting in the state have been completed. Strict security arrangements have been made for peaceful voting in the state. Nearly 1.2 million soldiers of the security force have been deployed in the state. 65,000 soldiers sent from the center He said that about 65 thousand jawans have been sent to the center for election work in the state. Including the paramilitary and the police force personnel. In the area, the security personnel of the force are continuously patrolling and the campaign is being organized in a better coordination with neighboring states. Mobile check posts have also been made to monitor suspicious activities in the area. Sahu said that in the first phase, there will be a polling in 18 assembly constituencies on Monday. In the first phase, 190 candidates are in the fray. He said that in 10 assembly constituencies of 18 constituencies of the first phase, votes will be held from 7 am to 3 pm on Monday. The remaining 8 assembly constituencies, of which 5 assembly constituencies of Rajnandgaon district and 3 assembly constituencies of Bastar district will be held from 8 AM to 5 PM. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter ANI ? @ANI Around 18,000 personnel have been deployed.Proper security is provided in 273 booths. Administration,police,paramilitary forces&state forces have been briefed about incidents that happened earlier& they have been also explained about do&don'ts: A Pallav,SP Dantewada #Chhattisgarh 47 9:23 PM - Nov 11, 2018 See ANI's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy Sahu said that voting will take place from 7 am to 3 pm in Mohalla-Manpur, Anantgarh, Bhanupratappur, Kanker, Kesh Kal, Kadgaon, Narayanpur, Dantewada, Bijapur and Kanta in the assembly constituency. At the same time, voting will take place in the constituencies of Khairgarh, Dongargarh, Rajnandgaon, Dongargaon, Khuji, Bastar, Jagdalpur and Chitrakot at 5.00 am in the evening. Voters will cast 31,80,014 voters at 4336 polling booths He said that the number of total polling stations in the first phase is 4336. Where 31,80,014 voters will use their franchise. There are 15,57,435 male voters and 16,22,492 women voters. At the same time, 87 voters are from third gender. Chief Electoral Officer said that in the first phase, total 19079 employees have been appointed to complete the election. Who have left for polling booths for peaceful election Sahu said that in the remote and sensitive areas of polling stations, a total of 942 polling personnel have been sent through the helicopter. Out of them, 329 polling personnel in Bijapur district, 206 in Sukma district, 271 in Kanker district, 103 in Narayanpur district, 22 in Bastar district and 11 polling personnel in Kandgaon district have been dispatched from the helicopter. The remaining 16,400 voting personnel have been dispatched to the polling stations today through bus. Looked at drone for peaceful voting The official said that 201 polling stations have been shifted to other places for security reasons. In Sukma district, 40 polling booths, two in Bastar district, 76 in Bijapur district, 18 in Narayanpur district, 21 in Dantewada district, 4 in Kondagaon district, 28 in Kanker district and 12 polling stations in Rajnandgaon district. He said that drone is also being monitored in sensitive areas in the sensitive areas of the state. View image on TwitterView image on TwitterView image on Twitter ANI ? @ANI Drone being used for security surveillance in Dantewada ahead of the first phase of voting in #ChhattisgarhElections2018 tomorrow. 88 6:50 PM - Nov 11, 2018 30 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy He said that comprehensive arrangements for security for peaceful and unbiased elections have been made in all 18 assembly constituencies. In addition to the polling booths, 435 Sector Officers have been set up for polling in polling booths on polling day. Who will make the voting percentage information available to their returning officer every two hours. On the day of polling day, in every polling station, the BLO Will be present. The voter list will be available alphabetically by them. By which voters will know which number of their names are on. 4336 VVPAT machines and 5049 ballot units installed Sahu said that the total polling station in the first phase is 4336. Where 4336 control units, 4336 VVPAT machines and 5049 ballet units have been installed. At the same time, 30 assembly polling stations have been set up in eight districts where women employees have been deployed. The official said that two ballot units are being utilized due to the number of candidates contesting elections in Jagdalpur, Rajnandgaon and Khuji, out of 18 Assembly constituencies, out of which more than 16 candidates are contesting. A ballet unit is being used in remaining assembly areas. He informed that out of 4336 polling stations in the first phase of 18 assembly constituencies, web castings have been provided at 252 polling stations through which the Election Commission of India can monitor those polling booths. Polling will be held on Monday 12 November for the first phase in the assembly elections held in Chhattisgarh. Voting will be held on November 20 for the second phase. In the first phase, the fate of 190 candidates including Chief Minister Raman Singh, two members of his cabinet, will be decided. View image on TwitterView image on TwitterView image on Twitter ANI ? @ANI #Chhattisgarh: Security heightened in Rajnandgaon ahead of the first phase of voting in #ChhattisgarhElections2018 tomorrow. 56 4:54 PM - Nov 11, 2018 See ANI's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy 650 polling teams arriving from the helicopter Awasthi said that voting parties are being dispatched for the first phase of polling. 650 polling booths have been dispatched from the helicopter for the state's naxalite affected areas. In these areas, polling parties have been safely reached. Services of Indian Air Force, Border Security Force and private helicopters have been taken for this purpose. 650 security forces deployed Where the polling party can go by road, the team is being released today with full security. Senior police officer said that 650 companies of security forces have come for peaceful voting in the state. Apart from this, a large number of security force personnel are deployed here earlier. Everyone has been put in the election task. Landmine threat Awasthi said that the security forces have been asked to send full alertness in the Naxal affected areas. They have been trained too. The security force has been told that he should not use the road to bring any kind of luggage or other activities unless the road opening party is in the area or the area is not devoid of landmines. He told that the reports of land mines in the area are continuously coming. The Maoists are trying to spread disturbances only after land mines in the elections. Even today, the Maoists have tried to harm the security force by exploding in the landmine in Kanker district. In this incident a sub-inspector of BSF has died. Measures to protect the security force from IED are outlined. Over 300 landmines destroyed Awasthi said that while there are polling stations and voting party is going along, it has been asked to take extra security and vigilance. As such, deminize the surrounding area, take care of yourself and keep your attention carefully. Naxalites use spikes and landmines in these areas. If you walk towards the woods, then spike (iron edged wire) and walking toward the road are at risk of IED explosion. More than 300 landmines have been taken
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