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Officials told to lay focus on sensitive polling stations

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West Godavari district Collector Sumit Kumar directed the officials concerned to lay focus on the problematic and most problematic polling stations.
Collector Sumit Kumar and Superintendent of Police Ajitha Vejendla jointly held a video conference with the constituency-level officers of the district on vulnerability, critical police stations and areas from the local video conference hall.
Speaking on the occasion, Collector Sumit Kumar said that all measures are being taken to conduct the elections peacefully in the district. As a part of this, it has been ordered to pay special attention to the problematic and extremely problematic areas and polling stations in the district.
The Collector said that there are a total of 1,461 polling centres in the district and among them, the already identified vulnerability and critical polling stations and areas should be examined at the field level first. The Collector told the officials that elections would be conducted under the supervision of micro observers in the critical police station area.
District Superintendent of Police Ajitha Vejendla explained the difference between vulnerability and critical polling stations. She said that Special Forces were used in the last election and according to the current reports, additional forces have been requested.
The actual conditions of the polling station areas should be assessed. It was clarified that only then the election can be conducted peacefully and impartially with less force. Additional SP V Bhima Rao, RDO K Chennaiah, Tanuku Municipal Commissioner B Venkataramana and other officials were present.

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