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CEC Rawat to inspect poll-preparedness in Meghalaya

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

O P Rawat will be visiting for two days to review the poll-preparedness of the state, the top of the north-eastern state said today.

is set to go to polls on February 27 and the results will be announced on March 3.

During his two-day visit, Rawat will inspect the election machineries and meet Y Tsering and S B Singh, told journalists.

The CEC will be accompanied by election commissioners and

The has also asked Tsering to hold a meeting with his counterparts in to ensure that law and order is maintained on both sides of the inter-state border on the polling day, the election department chief said.

Currently, there are 172 polling stations in areas adjoining the 884-km-long Assam-border.

Of the 3,083 polling stations in the state, 67 will be manned by women, the said, adding that every constituency will be having at least one such booth.

The home department has identified 633 polling stations as vulnerable, 315 as critical and 75 as both vulnerable and critical, he said.

"The BSF has been asked to intensify patrolling along the 443-km India-border in the wake of the assembly polls," said, adding that he does not expect any poll-related disturbances in the state.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 16:35 IST
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