Kolhapur, Apr 15 UNI | 3 months ago

A total 129 polling centres have been identified as sensitive in two Lok Sabha constituencies - Kolhapur and Hatkanangale - of the Western Maharashtra.

Addressing a news conference at district collector's office this evening, collector and district election returning officer Rajaram Mane said that 74 polling centres in Kolhapur and 55 in Hatkanangale were identified as sensitive.

Mr Mane said that total 3,747 electronic voting machines will be used during the polling, with 2,374 in Kolhapur and 1,373 for four Assembly constituencies of Hatkanangale respectively.

In Hatkanangale, Sangli district collector office will provide all polling machinery, employees for two Assembly constituencies such as Islampur and Shirala.

He said that 20,082 employees including officers have been deployed for election duty.

In the district, total 143 teams including 12 assistant inspector for election expenditures, 12 accounting teams, 35 video surveillance teams, 12 video teams, 36 flying squads and 36 static teams with video cameras have been prepared, he informed.

An elaborate security arrangment has been made in the district to maintain law and order as well as smooth conduct of election process. Total 4,642 policemen, led by one Superintendent of Police, two ASPs, five DySP, 22 Police Sub-Inspectors and 2,017 police constables with 800 home guards have been deployed for security purpose in the district.

(Posted on 16-04-2014)