Indian, Bhutanese officials meet before Bhutan polls

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Kokrajhar, Dec 24 (UNI) Indian and Bhutanese officials today held a high-level meeting in Assam's Kokrajhar town, as the Himalayan kingdom state gears up for its first taste of democracy on December 31.

Bhutan will elect its Upper House representatives on December 31 for which polls are slated for April.

As the neighbouring country is getting ready, its top officials today held a closed-door meeting with deputy commissioners, superintendants of police and other top officials of the four Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts(BTAD), which share its border with Bhutan. The districts are Kokrajhar, Udalguri, Baksa and Chirang.

The meeting decided to seal the Indo-Bhutan border on December 30 and 31 for the election. The countries have mutually agred upon keeping a strong vigil to ensure that insurgents or other miscreants do not disrupt the election.

Moreover, they also resolved on sharing information for smooth conduct of the election.


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