886 contestants in fray of 290 seats for civic poll
Agartala : By Our Correspondent
Altogether 886 contestants are in fray of civic poll at 290 seats be held on December 9and 5,24,612 candidates will exercise their franchise at 657 polling stations on the day. State Election Commissioner G.K. Rao said this at a press conference held at conference hall of civil secretariat today. Among the candidates 429 candidates are women, he added.
He further said that out of 27 seats of three tire panchayat by-poll ruling Left Front won 10 seats uncontested. Altogether 48 candidates will contest for remaining 17 seats at 44 polling stations. The number of voter is 20027 for by-poll, said Rao.
On the other hand IG Anurag Dhyankar said that altogether 6600 police personnel including CRPF, TSR and Police and Home Guard and Forest Guard will provide security all over the state during civic poll. He said that among 701 polling stations 416 are A- category and 285 are B- category.
He added 15 company CRPF, 1657 civil police, 287 Home Guard and 160 Forest Guard will be deployed to ensure security of polling stations on the day of poll. Besides CRPF will be deployed for 18 strong rooms and counting centers. He added that BSF, AR and CRPF coordinate to check cress border infiltration during civic poll.