The Election Commission on Tuesday said it has asked district police chiefs and district magistrates in Assam to map all vulnerable places in the state so that free and fair polls to the legislative assembly could be held next year.
“Political parties have briefed us about the role money and muscle power can play in the upcoming elections. They also mentioned that the Election Commission should ensure that all state government officials involved in the election process should remain neutral,” Chief Election
Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said at a press conference here on Tuesday.
“The district magistrates and superintendents of police have been instructed to conduct intensive scrutiny of hooligans and criminals, who were found involved in violence, and all these people should be kept under watch. CEC Zaidi was accompanied by Election Commissioners A.K. Joti and OP Rawat.