Shubhankar Basu: In the growing panic of Kovid, if there is any big problem in voting, it will be like poison on the knees. With that in mind, the Election Commission directed the state and central security personnel to be very careful in providing security for the seventh phase of Assembly polls (Assembly Polls 2021). Like the sixth point, no gap is being kept in the deployment of forces. In this phase, a total of 698 companies are deployed in the security of 34 centers in South Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, West Burdwan and South Kolkata. According to the commission, 154 companies will be deployed in Asansol-Durgapur, 107 companies in South Dinajpur, 102 companies in Jangipur, 12 companies in 4 centers south of Kolkata and 63 companies in Malda. Companies, 102 companies in Murshidabad, and 2 companies in Raiganj Central Forces will be in charge of security on polling day. According to the commission sources, like the sixth phase, this phase also has more than six hundred and fifty sector offices. In each sector, there will be one SI or ASI rank police officer in charge of the office. There will be four constables. In order to maintain the success of the last phase, the commission has instructed the jawans to work with caution and patience. This time the number of voters is 81 lakh 96 thousand 242. There are a total of 26 candidates. Voting will be held in 11,038 booths.
[আরও পড়ুন: দিলীপ ঘোষ ও মিঠুনের সভায় পাঁচশোর বেশি জমায়েত, বিধিভঙ্গের অভিযোগ তুলে সরব তৃণমূল]
With the exception of a few seats in Kolkata South and South Dinajpur, the commission is moving ahead with all the seats in the remaining three districts that are supposed to be voted in this phase. These constituencies in Malda, Murshidabad and West Burdwan have witnessed violence in the past. With that in mind, the districts have been asked to make all arrangements. The identified criminals have been asked to be kept in jail and regular search operations have been carried out in hotel residences. Voting in Murshidabad, Nabgram, Durgapur East in West Burdwan, Durgapur West, Raniganj, Jamuria, Asansol South, Asansol North, Kulti, Barabani and Kumarganj in South Dinajpur, Tapan. The Sector Office Quick Response Team, Heavy Radio Flying Vehicle Team has been asked to be specially prepared to prevent any untoward incident. The commission also directed the state police to play a special role in enforcing Section 144 on polling day. If the districts do not comply with the clear instructions, Section 144, the violators will have to be imprisoned under Section 16 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 151 of the Criminal Code.
[আরও পড়ুন: নিরপেক্ষ ভোটের আবেদন, নির্বাচন শেষে সুপ্রিম কোর্টের দ্বারস্থ হতে চলেছেন মমতা]
Meanwhile, the Calcutta High Court came under fire on Friday. The districts were seen to take final action over allegations of violating the Covid rules during Saturday’s election campaign. An FIR was lodged against 39 candidates and leaders for violating the rules. Besides, a total of 69 candidates, leaders and campaigners have been protested for the same reason. Sangbad Pratidin News App: Download to get the latest news updates News Like every day to stay in the regular news Like on Facebook and follow on Twitter Follow all the news updates Like News in Daily News