Nizamabad: Nizamabad is under the grip of the Election Commission of India and its officials have taken over all government and private guest houses, hotels, and lodges, for the deployment of election authorities.
Senior officials from the Central and state Election Commission and police personnel, including paramilitary forces, have been deployed in Nizamabad. Additional director general of police Jitender and the Hyderabad region inspector general of Police Stephen Ravindra are also camping in Nizamabad.
Telangana state chief electoral officer Rajat Kumar arrived in Nizamabad in a helicopter on Friday. He visited training camps and polling booths and even interacted with candidates at the Vamshi International Hotel. The CEO has directed the polling officials to look after the arrangements for the Lok Sabha elections.
Alternative arrangements have been made in case technical issues arise with ballot units, control units, and VVPATS, he said. “I came to Nizamabad to allay any doubts and apprehensions pertaining to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections,” Mr Rajat Kumar said.
Meanwhile, the farmers contesting as independent candidates seem enthusiastic about taking part in the Lok Sabha election process and are conducting campaigns in villages. By showing their strength in the electoral process, they intend to demand the redressal of their grievances. The election officials have set up flex boards at the office of the returning officer and polling stations, which state the details of the 185 candidates and their party symbols....