8th March 2021 | Get In lamka by our correspondent.
Guwahati: The notification for second phase of State legislative
assembly elections in Assam, where poling will be held on 1 April, was
issued today. The last date for filing of nominations is 12 March and
scrutiny will be done on 15 March, whereas withdrawal of candidature
ends on 17 March. The second phase will cover 39 assembly
constituencies would in Assam.
Meanwhile, Assam chief electoral officer Nitin Khade has set rolling
several infotainment initiatives for the polls as people of the State
have geared up to exercise their franchises ahead of the colourful
Rongali or Bohag Bihu in the middle of April every year. A mascot
titled Bohag and Bohagi has been designed to attract the new
generation to vote for their political representative in the policy
making house for Assam.
Four icons namely para-cyclist Rakesh Banik, actor Kapil Bora, singer
Aninidita Paul and admired cricketer Riyan Parag were introduced in
the mission. In order to ensure the conduct of free, fair and safe
election, district election officers are presently holding workshops
and awareness camps to educate the voters about the practice of
Lately, the Election Commission of India (ECI) organized another
briefing for special observers to be deployed in the polls of Assam,
West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala. Welcoming the newly
appointed special observers, chief election commissioner Sunil Arora
emphasised on greater coordination among all enforcement agencies
functioning on the ground.
EC Sushil Chandra drew their attention to commission’s recent order
with respect to webcasting of all vulnerable booths and emphasised on
making the elections totally inducement-free. Another EC Rajiv Kumar
stated that the commission is very happy to have associated with all
upright and efficient senior officers in order to conduct elections in
a free, fair, transparent and safe manner.
It may be mentioned that all the appointed special observers hold an
impeccable and brilliant track record of work in their career and they
would be visiting their assigned States/UTs and superintend and
monitor poll preparedness being done by State and district level
officials. They will also attend a series of meetings with the
general, police and expenditure observers deployed on the ground.