Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Prohibitory Orders Clamped In Several Places Of Guwahati

A total of 21,760,604 voters will exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Assam
A total of 21,760,604 voters will exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Assam

Guwahati, March 15, 2019

In view of the ensuing Lok Sabha Election 2019, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, East Police District has imposed Section 144 CrPC in parts of the East Police District.

As per the order, assembly of more than five persons, agitations, demonstrations, processions and shouting slogans and speech which are anti-national or have any communal inciting tone in the entire East Police District covering Dispur, Bhangagarh, Basistha, Hatigaon, Sonapur and areas under Khetri Police Station are strictly prohibited without prior permission.

“The order shall remain in force from March 15th, 2019. Any person aggrieved by this order is, however, at liberty to appear before me filing written objection, if any, for cancellation/modification of the order,” reads the order by Ramandeep Kaur, Deputy Commissioners of Police, East Police District, Guwahati.

The Lok Sabha polls in the eight northeastern states will be held in three phases in April – 11, 18 and 23rd.  While polling in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim will be held in a single phase, polling in Manipur and Tripura will be held in two phases and polling in Assam will be held in three phases.

The first phase of voting will take place on April 11th, 2019 while the last phase will be held on May 19th, 2019. The results of the election will be announced on May 23rd, 2019.

A total of 21,760,604 voters will exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Assam. A total of 706,489 young voters – 40,47,15 males and 301,774 females – in the age group of 18 to 19 years in Assam will exercise their franchise for the first time in the Lok Sabha polls. Out of 21,760,604 voters, 111,327,82 are males and 106,278,22 are females.

756,284, 68,364,96 and 74,078,24 voters in Phase I, Phase II and III respectively will cast their votes in 28,143 polling stations.