EC expresses satisfaction over poll preparedness in Assam

Guwahati (Assam): The Election Commission on Tuesday expressed satisfaction on the overall poll preparedness in the poll bound state of Assam.

Talking to reporters here, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said that the commission is committed to ensure that every voter can exercise their democratic rights.

He instructed the district administration to re- assess the vulnerable areas. He also said that all polling stations in rural areas will be guarded by the central armed police forces.

In Assam, polling for the first phase of polls will be held on April 4 in 65 seats. The scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on March 19, while March 21 is the last date of withdrawal of nominations.

Assam has a total of one crore 98 lakh voters. The Election Commission has announced two-phase voting for the 14th Assam assembly elections on April 4 and 11, while the votes will be counted on May19.

The tenure of the Tarun Gogoi Government comes to an end in June. (ANI)