100 companies of para-military forces to arrive in Assam

Guwahati, Mar 3 (PTI) About 100 companies of para military forces will arrive in Assam before the two-phase assembly poll next month.

Chief Electoral Officer Hemanta Narzary said the para military forces would be deployed in all 125 constituencies to maintain law and order for free and fair polls.

Election will be held in 11,254 polling stations in the first phase on April 4 and in 12,557 polling stations in the second phase on April 11.

A total 1.81 crore electorate will exercise their franchise, he said.
Narzary said the EC will keep a strict watch on election expenditure by candidates and has demarcated a six-layer process.

There will be an expenditure observer and additional expenditure observer, B D O surveillance team, accounting team, shadow observation and static surveillance team, he said.

Besides, one officer would be posted in the Director General and Police office to report to the Election Commissioner, he added.