Punjab

CPMF, Micro observers and webcasting at all 439 vulnerable polling booths for free, fair and transparent polls

Punjab Tribune Bureau | May 18, 2019 06:16 PM

DC, CP and SSP exhorts people to cast their vote without any fear and inducement

JALANDHAR, In order to ensure free, fair and transparent polls in the district, the Jalandhar administration has decided to deploy Central Para Military Force (CPMF), Micro observers and webcasting at all 439 vulnerable polling booths of the Jalandhar Parliamentary Constituency.

Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal said that there were 1863 polling booths in the constituency at 1130 polling locations. They said that out of these 439 have been identified as vulnerable adding that there were 62 vulnerable polling stations in Phillaur assembly segment, 56 in Nakodar, 46 in Shahkot, 35 in Kartarpur, 26 in Jalandhar West, 38 in Jalandhar Central, 70 in Jalandhar North, 80 in Jalandhar Cantt and 65 in Adampur assembly segment. The officers said that webcasting, Central Para Military Force and Micro Observers would be deployed at all these vulnerable polling stations.

The Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said that Central Para Military Force would be deployed on a total of 573 polling booths. Likewise, they said that the Punjab Police would be deployed 1290 polling stations of the district. The officers also said that webcasting would be done at 957 polling booths of the Jalandhar Parliamentary constituency. Similarly they said that Micro Observers would be deployed at 695 polling stations.

Reiterating the firm commitment of the district administration to ensure free, fair and transparent polls in Jalandhar, he said that no stone would be left unturned for this biggest festival of democracy. They appealed the people to come and cast their vote independently without any fear and inducement.

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