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Assam polls: EC asks authorities to review vulnerable areas

The Election Commission has directed the authorities in Assam to review “vulnerable locations” and prepare the poll security plan from the grassroot level keeping in mind the weaker sections.

Assam goes to poll on April 4 and April 11.

District and state-level officials had been directed to “comprehensively review and reassess vulnerable locations" which will be under focus of the Commission, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said. The intention of the Commission is to protect the weaker sections so that nobody could intimidate or influence them with money or threat, he said. “The authorities have already identified vulnerable areas. These places will be covered by central police forces, which have been deployed in the state since March 15 in a phased manner,” he said.
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