Voting will be held in Punjab amid scorching heat, these special arrangements will be made for voters – India TV Hindi

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Chandigarh: During the Lok Sabha elections in Punjab, the voters who come to vote will be given sweet water ‘Chhabil’ at the polling stations. The Election Commission has made this unique announcement for the first time to increase the voting percentage in the elections. Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Saban C said on Tuesday that a target of more than 70 percent voting has been set. Voting on 13 Lok Sabha seats of Punjab will be held on June 1.

Attempt to increase voting percentage

The State Election Office will also try to increase the voting percentage in areas where voting was low in previous elections. During the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the voting percentage in Punjab was 65.96%. Saban told reporters that the model code of conduct would be enforced with full force to ensure free and fair elections in the state. He said that extensive efforts have been made to prevent the use of muscle power and money power during elections.

25 companies of paramilitary forces deployed

Sabin also said that 25 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in Punjab and additional deployment will be made if required. He reiterated that efforts will be made to increase the voting percentage in the state. The official said that the turnout for parliamentary elections in Punjab is usually around 65 per cent, which goes up to over 70 per cent during assembly elections.

Tarpaulin and tarpaulin arrangement

The Chief Electoral Officer said that since the elections in Punjab will be held during the scorching heat, arrangements will be made to provide refreshments to the voters. “We will manage ‘Chhabeel’ (fresh water),” he said. Apart from this, a ‘tarpaulin’ will also be installed for shade. Many facilities will be provided to the voters to increase our voting percentage.

The official announced that 2,416 of the state’s 24,433 polling stations have been identified as ‘critical’, requiring additional security measures. The most ‘serious’ 578 polling stations are in Amritsar. He said that CCTV and central monitoring system will be implemented at all polling stations. (input language)

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