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Full proof arrangements are in place for MLC elections: Returning Officer Kona Sashidhar

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The authorities of election commission are making full proof arrangements for the peaceful conduct of upcoming MLC elections for West Rayalaseema Graduates and Teachers Constituency seats.This was revealed by the Returning Officer (RO) of the election commission and Anantapur district collector Kona Sashidhar during video conference held with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the state Mr. Bhanwarlal.

The CEO held the video conference from Hyderabad with all the collectors and SPs of districts which are going for elections to review the arrangements being made by the authorities for the upcoming elections. Speaking on the occasion, the RO said that they have already completed the nomination withdrawal process besides completing the process of establishment of polling stations in three districts viz. Kadapa, Kurnool and Anantapur districts. He informed the CEO that they would keep the ballot boxes at a local poly-technique college after the polling and added that the counting of votes would also be held at the same venue. The Ro further informed the CEO that they have written to the general administration department of the state government for conferring magisterial powers on sectorial officers and flying squads He said that arrangements have been made to carry out web casting in all the polling stations. He told the CEO steps would be initiated for making arrangements for counting of votes and appointment of counting agents after the polling.  Anantapur district SP Rajasekhar Babu told the CEO that they have made full proof security arrangements for the peaceful conduct of the elections. He said that special focus has been kept on sensitive polling stations and areas. The polling for the two MLC seats will be held on March 9, 2017.