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Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls take off peacefully – Kolkata News

According to the provisional knowledge launched by the state election fee solely 9.14 per cent of polling was recorded within the first three hours of polling. Among the 16 boroughs of the Corporation, Brough 12 recorded the best polling proportion of 13.1 and Borough 8 recorded the bottom voters’ turnout of solely 6.9 per cent.

Though heavy police preparations had been made to make sure free and honest election — as dedicated by the fee to the Calcutta High Court, however the opposition BJP alleged that the low turnout was solely as a result of the ruling Trinamool Congress threatened the opposition voters final evening to not go to the polling stations. However, this has been strongly refuted by the ruling occasion. More than 23,000 police drive is deployed for the election.

Incidentally, round 9.30 a.m. two bombs had been hurled infront of Khanna faculty that falls below ward no 36. Though the BJP alleged that Trinamool Congress was answerable for this, the ruling occasion countered alleging that it was a plan of the opposition to disrupt the polling course of.

Meanwhile a number of BJP candidates, together with Girish Shukla of ward no 16 alleged that the CCTVs — that was to be mandatorily put in contained in the polling premises — weren’t functioning correctly and the candidates had been bodily harassed once they tried to lodge a criticism towards it.

In the KMC election 40,48,357 electors will resolve the destiny of 950 candidates. Voting will likely be held in 4,959 polling stations spanning throughout 1,676 premises. The complete variety of female and male electors are 21,17,840 and 19,30,444 respectively. Altogether 25,826 polling personnel, together with 70 females are engaged within the election.

The SEC has made an in depth safety association for making certain peaceable elections. There will likely be CCTV surveillance in all of the polling premises with not less than one-armed police in a polling premise. The complete variety of police drive deployed will likely be 23,000 that features 5,000 from the state police. There will likely be 286 sector mobiles, 72 RT mobiles, 35 Heavy Radio Flying Squad (HRFS),78 Quick Response Team (QRT), 18 particular QRT, six river patrols, 200 police pickets and 25 NAKA checking factors.

The SEC can have particular safety preparations for the 1,139 delicate cubicles unfold throughout 786 premises on the ballot day with particular QRT deployment, extra deployment of armed police and an officer within the rank of inspector and above will likely be manning these cubicles.

According to sources within the SEC, the best variety of delicate cubicles 250 are situated in Borough 7 adopted by Borough 1 the place there are 112 cubicles and Borough 3 with 100 cubicles. The lowest variety of delicate cubicles 22 are situated in Borough 13. Considering the sensitivity of the election, the fee has organized for CCTV cameras in all of the cubicles and that will likely be monitored from the central workplace of the fee.

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