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Six municipal councils go to polls on Wednesday

The municipal councils of Khanna, Samrala, Doraha, Payal, Jagraon and Raikot would go to polls on Wednesday. A total of 210 booths have been set up in the six MC's for voting. Of these, 99 booths have been declared as sensitive and 76 as very sensitive.

punjab Updated: Feb 25, 2015 08:35 IST
HT Correspondent

The municipal councils of Khanna, Samrala, Doraha, Payal, Jagraon and Raikot would go to polls on Wednesday. A total of 210 booths have been set up in the six MC's for voting. Of these, 99 booths have been declared as sensitive and 76 as very sensitive.

Additional deputy commissioner (development) Supreet Singh Gulati said, “All arrangement have been made for the smooth conduct of municipal council elections in Ludhiana district. As many as 1,541 police personnel would be deployed on 210 polling booths.”

Gulati said, “Out of the 1,541 police personnel on duty during polls, 613 police personnel would be deployed on polling stations, and 928 for other duties. He urged the residents of Samrala, Doraha, Payal, Khanna, Jagraon and Raikot to ensure that they exercise their right to vote.”

At Samrala, the total number of voters is 14,925, of which 7,758 are men and 7,167 women while at Doraha, total number of voters is 15,292, and of which 8,012 are men and 7,280 women.

At Payal, the total number of voters is 5,662 of which 3,027 are men and 2,635 women. At Khanna, the total number of voters is 89,361 out of which 46,787 are men and 42,574 women. At Jagraon, the total number of voters is 46,152 out of which 24,269 are men and 21,882 women and at Raikot, the total number of voters is 19,676 out of which 10,362 are men and 9,314 women.

The ADC (D) informed that Samrala sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Anuprita Johal would be the returning officer for Samrala.

For a total of 15 wards, 15 booths have been set up in Samrala, where 60 polling persons and 24 polling person reserves, would be on duty. At Samrala, 11 booths have been declared sensitive while three very sensitive.

For Doraha, Payal SDM Harjot Kaur would be the returning officer. Here, for a total of 15 wards, 18 booths have been set up, out of which 14 are sensitive. On these booths, 72 polling persons and 28 polling person reserves would be on duty.

Harjot Kaur would also be the returning officer at Payal. For 11 municipal wards, 11 booths have been set up and all of them have been declared sensitive. A total of 44 polling persons and 26 polling person reserves have been deputed on duty there.

Khanna ADC-cum-SDM Ajay Kumar Sood would be the returning officer at Khanna. For a total of 33 municipal wards here, 98 booths have been set up, out of which 19 are sensitive and 56 very sensitive. Here, 392 polling persons and 155 polling person reserves would be on duty.

Jagraon SDM Rakesh Popli would be the returning officer at Jagraon. For 23 municipal wards, 49 booths have been set up out of which 33 have been declared sensitive and 11 very sensitive. A total of 196 polling persons and 78 polling person reserves would be on duty.

Similarly, Raikot SDM Shena Aggarwal has been appointed the returning officer at Raikot. For 15 municipal wards of Raikot, 19 booths have been set up out of which 11 are sensitive and six very sensitive. Here, 76 polling persons and 33 polling person reserves have been deputed.