HAFLONG, March 25: Election Commission (EC) general observer for 3 Autonomous District constituency, Sundarlal Seal on Monday assessed the preparedness of various cells engaged during the election.
At his first visit, Seal also visited 12 polling stations assisted by the assigned protocol officers Hrishikesh Upadhyaya and Abhijit Das.
The names of the polling stations are: Lower Haflong High School, Lower Haflong LP School, Sengya Sambudhan LP School, Sengya Sambudhan High School, Upper Bagetar LP School, Upper Bagetar ME School, UC Nampui Memorial LP School, Fiangpui High School, Lodi ME School, Dibarai LP School and Cultural Institute Hall.
Seal also visited two training venue at Cultural Institute hall and District Library Auditorium where the second phase of training for the presiding officers and polling officers were being held.
During the second part of the day, the observer held a meeting with deputy commissioner Amitabh Rajkhowa and superintendent of police Sreejith T in presence of the election officer Hemango Nobis and in-charge of the strong room Sonali Hojai to discuss and access the overall preparedness of the district for the Lok Sabha election for which the polling day is scheduled on April 18 next.
He visited election branch and various cells such as control room, model code of conduct cell, election expenditure monitoring cell, media certification and monitoring certificate cell, media cell.
Seal asked the expenditure committee to keenly observe the election related expenditure made by the political parties and candidates in order to ensure free and fair elections besides implementation of Model Code of Conduct in letter and spirit.