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Noida: Parties chalk out strategies for booth management

noida Updated: Feb 10, 2017 22:29 IST
Vinod Rajput

NA day ahead of elections, Block Level Officers inspect voting machines on Friday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Candidates of all political parties of the Noida assembly constituency on Friday held meetings with workers to ensure better management in its 483 polling booths.

Noida will vote in the assembly elections on February 11 and results will be out on March 11. On February 9, till 5pm, candidates were allowed to canvas votes.

Candidates of all political parties believe that encouraging people to come out of houses and vote will be the challenge on Saturday. Therefore they are making teams of loyal and dedicated workers who can monitor polling at each booth between 7am and 5pm.

“We have identified 483 polling agents in the morning meeting held in our Sector 26 party office. We have decided to deploy four-five efficient party workers outside each booth so that they can guide voters and help them too. We will also deploy around 100 women workers so that they can assist female voters,” said Raghwendra Dube spokesperson of Samajwadi Party, Noida.

Sunil Chaudhary, who is the SP-Congress candidate from Noida, took met with workers and directed them to be careful on polling day. Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ravikant Mishra also met with workers in urban and rural areas to discuss booth-level issues.

“We have selected our party workers in sectors and villages. Voting begins in the presence of all party agents at each booth. And an agent has to be at the booth at 6am. We have made all these points very clear to our agents,” Mishra said.

Before voting begins, booth level officers will check the electronic voting machines (EVMs) in front of all agents.

Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Pankaj Singh along with his senior party leaders held a meeting in Kailash conference hall in Sector 27. He appealed to workers to properly manage each booth.

“Besides managing booth, our focus is also on encouraging voters to reach early to cast votes. We will deploy five women workers, who will help female voters. All our party workers are ready to do their best on polling day,” said Manish Sharma, BJP spokesperson, Noida.