CEO says all 1,780 booths sensitive in Nagaland

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Kohima, Mar 3 (UNI) Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer C J Ponraj today said all 1,780 polling stations of the state have been identified as sensitive and 740 hyper-sensitive.

Addressing mediapersons this evening, Mr Ponraj said the concept of 'sensitive and hypersensitive' does not work in Nagaland like other in parts of the country, and hence additional forces are being brought to assist the authorities for conducting a free and fair elections on March 5.

Answering to a query, Mr Ponraj informed that Ghaspani-I has the highest number of 58,780 voters, while Mokokchung town Assembly constituency has the least number with 6,144 electorate.

Kingpao Polling station under Noklak Assembly constituency in Tuensang district has only nine voters, while Singrijan polling station under Dimapur-III Assembly constituency in Dimapur district has the highest number of voters with 2,142.

There are 142 polling stations in the state, which has less than 200 electorate.

He said according to latest figures, the total number of voters was 13,00,507, with 6,64,604 males and 6,35,903 female voters.

The CEO said 17 Assembly Constituencies will witness direct fights and the highest number of candidates are in Thonoknyu Assembly Constituency under Tuensang district with nine candidates, followed by Bhandari and Tyui Assembly constituencies with eight candidates each.

More than 2000 Electronic Voting Machines will be used during the March 5 elections and 1,780 EVMs will be used in 1,780 polling stations and rest will be kept as reserved to replace any defect machine, he added.

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