Election to 28 constituencies of NCHAC, one of the most difficult terrains in the state, that will be held in 200 polling stations, of which 78 have no motorable roads.
State election commissioner, Biren Dutta said that these 78 polling stations have been recognized as hyper-sensitive. “We will take the help of porters to ferry poll materials and accompany officials. We will also look for elephants and mules to carry polling officials and materials. But such animals are not available in sufficient numbers. So, we have to bank excessively on porters,” Dutta said.
Dutta also said that “We will also take extra security arrangements for polling stations located close to Nagaland and Manipur to prevent miscreants from across the state boundary disturbing the polling process. We will deploy armed pickets in these polling stations to prevent untoward incidents.”
Last date of filing nomination papers is on April 26, while inspection of nomination papers is on April 29. Last date for withdrawal of candidature is May 2. The list of valid candidates will be published on May 3. Counting will be held on May 24.