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Yavatmal-Washim districts to have 17.4 lakh voters in LS polls

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Over 17,14,668 voters which includes 9,02,609 male and 8,12,059 female voters would cast their votes to elect their representative during Lok Sabha elections

Maharashtra-votingYavatmal: Over 17,14,668 voters which includes 9,02,609 male and 8,12,059 female voters would cast their votes to elect their representative to represent them during the 16th Lok Sabha elections to be held here from April 10.

All preparations for a free and fair election have been completed and over 10,000 men would be deployed to man 2009 polling stations across the constituency, using 2888 electronic voting machines.

There are six assembly constituencies namely Washim (SC), Karanja, Ralegaon (ST), Yavatmal, Digras and Pusad in the Washim-Yavatmal Lok Sabha constituency. Over 1, 23,052 new voters will cast their votes this time.

Security arrangements are also being beefed up as 3508 police personnel and 2125 home guards would be deployed, District Collector and Chief Returning Officer Ashwin Mudgal said here today Wednesday at a press conference, immediately after the Election Commission of India declared the election schedule.

“We have demanded seven companies of paramilitary forces including the state reserve police force,” Superintendent of Police Ranjan Kumar Sharma who also attended the press briefing said.

“Since the model code of conduct is in force from today, I have instructed officials to deposit their official vehicles and weapons as well as removal of hoardings from public places,” Mudgal said.

PTI

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