Haryana is all set for assembly polls on Wednesday.

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Haryana is all set for assembly polls on Wednesday.

Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana,  Shrikant Walgad said that all polling parties have left for their respective 16,357 polling booths alongwith Electronic Voting Machines and other related  material.

“A total of 1,63,05,217 voters would cast their vote to decide the fate of 1351 candidates. These voters include 87,37,116 males, 74,79,439 females, 88,662 service voters including 12 NRI voters. Out of the total  candidates, 116 are females,” Chief
Electoral Officer, Haryana,  Shrikant Walgad said.

The Chief Electoral Officer said that Supervisory Teams have been constituted to keep an eye on polling parties which would
report from time to time during polling to their concerned senior officers. The Sector Magistrates would redress grievances of
the people on the spot during polling.

“Polling would be held from 7 AM  to 6 PM. Only such voters as have entered the polling station up to 6 p.m. would be allowed
to cast their vote. Constant vigil was being maintained on persons and vehicles in all border areas of Haryana. Teams of
flying squads were patrolling to  ensure smooth conduct of elections,” Shrikant Walgad said.

Walgad said that candidates of Congress and BJP have been contesting elections from all 90 Assembly Constituencies of the
state whereas 88 candidates of INLD, 87 of BSP, 65 of HJC, 17 of CPM, 14 of CPI and 297 of Registered Parties and 603
Independent Candidates are contesting elections to test their fate.

Shrikant Walgad said out of 90 Assembly Constituencies in Haryana, 63 are General and 17 Reserved. A total of 24,000 ballot
units and 18,320 control units would be used.

He said that there are 30 Assembly constituencies where more than 15 candidates each are contesting and two EVMs each would be
installed in these segments. One EVM each would be installed in the remaining 60 Assembly constituencies. A maximum of 31
candidates are contesting in Bhiwani Assembly Constituency whereas a minimum of seven candidates each are in Shahbad and Nuh
Assembly Constituencies. A  maximum number of 3,16,567 voters are in Badshahpur Assembly Constituency whereas minimum number of 1,26,804 voters are in Narnaul Assembly Constituency.

“A total of 2,700 booths have been identified as sensitive. Video cameras and CCTV cameras have been installed, web-casting
would be done or micro observers would be deputed at all polling booths for monitoring the election process. Observers have
been deployed to deal with the complaints of the people in almost all constituencies. Besides, personnel of para-military
forces and Home Guards have been deputed along with the Haryana Police for peaceful conduct of elections,” he added.

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