1559 Srinagar polling booths sensitive 

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Srinagar: All arrangements have been put in place for smooth conduction of by-election in a free and fair atmosphere for Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency, where people will exercise their franchise to elect representative for Lok Sabha on April 9.

Meanwhile, 1559 polling booths in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency have been categorized as sensitive and hypersensitive while final list of all polling booths after scrutinizing the same will be furnished within two days.
Srinagar Parliamentary seat fell vacant in September last year, after the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tariq Hamid Karra resigned from the Lok Sabha and party membership. Mr Karra later joined the Congress.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Jammu and Kashmir, Shantmanu said that all arrangements have been put in place to conduct forthcoming Parliamentary bye-polls in Srinagar Lok Sabha in a free and fair atmosphere.

The CEO directed the officials to strictly follow the rules and guidelines laid down by the Election Commission of India to ensure transparency in every aspect of election process.

 “1559 polling booths in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency have been categorized as sensitive and hypersensitive,” he said, directing the officials to furnish the final list of all polling booths after scrutinizing the same, within two days. 

He directed the officials to start awareness programmes in various educational institutes in all the concerned districts, to maximize poll participation.

The CEO also directed the concerned to setup a toll free number so that election related complaints are registered. He also reviewed the arrangements put in place for appointment of micro-observers and Videography and Webcasting facilities. 

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