While the preparations for the coming DDC elections and by polls of panchayats along with ULB’s are in progress, the government has deployed additional security forces in all the sensitive areas for the smooth campaigning and also for the conducting of these elections.

In this direction, the State Election Commissioner, Jammu and Kashmir, recently said that preparations are in advance for  smooth and hassle-free conduct of 8- Phase DDC elections, ULB and Panchayat by- elections in the Union Territory.

SEC said this while addressing a presser at Srinagar office. He said that all resources have been deployed to ensure safe and secure elections are held in all 10 districts of Kashmir.

SEC said that adequate security arrangements are being put in place and deployment of additional 165 CAPF companies is being ensured for maintaining peaceful law and order situation, area domination, security of candidates and polling booths for incident free polls in Kashmir. He said that keeping the weather conditions into consideration, most of the vulnerable areas have been taken up for polls in phase -I.

SEC said that snow clearance machinery and required manpower has been kept in ready gear in all snow bound areas for hassle- free conduct of elections in these areas. He said that General Observers and Expenditure Observers have been designated for all districts to keep check on the expenditure process by contesting candidates.

Terming DDC polls as historic, SEC said that these elections being held for the first time are important for the development and strengthening of democratic set up in the UT.

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