Security Tightened, Borders Sealed, Preps Done. Mizoram Is Ready To Vote

Security Tightened, Borders Sealed, Preps Done. Mizoram Is Ready To Vote

Finalizing the preparations for the Mizoram assembly elections, officials have decided for the first time to connect all the polling stations to the wireless communication system. Mizoram has to hold elections for the 40 seats of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday ie, and many areas of the state are inaccessible. Mizoram Deputy Inspector General of Police (Training and Armed Forces) Joseph Lalchuana said that for the first time in the electoral history of the state, all polling stations will be brought under the purview of wireless communication. It will provide information about voting in time.

Joseph Lachuaana said that till the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, all areas were not connected to wireless technology. This provided information from remote polling stations late. He said that with this step, any area of the state would not be able to stay away from the realm of communication. According to the guidelines of the Election Commission, special training sessions were organized for Mizoram police personnel in view of the operation of the system.

Mizoram Assembly Election 2018

Lalchuana said, “We feel proud, we have tested it under the direct supervision of our DGP Balaji Shrivastava.”Currently, Mizoram has 7,70,395 voters, who will cast their vote in 1,164 polling booths, six camps of Tripura. For this, additional 15 special polling stations have been set up in Kannamun village of Mamit district for Bru refugees living in.

Mizoram shares 510-km boundary with Myanmar and 310-km unfenced borders with Bangladesh. The Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have been deployed along the Bangladesh borders, while the Assam Rifles have been posted along the Myanmar border.

Referring to the steps taken for security in view of elections, Lalchuana said that special attention has been given to the states of Assam, Manipur, and Tripura along with the borders of the state. DGP of Mizoram has sought cooperation from their counterparts in these states.

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Abhishek Lohia

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