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Ladaigarh adjouned poll in Yanglok today

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By EMN Updated: May 10, 2014 5:20 pm
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Staff Reporter
YANGLOK, LONGLENG MAY 9

Three Companies of Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) have been rushed in to provide security blanket at Yanglok, village, under Longleng district where fresh polling is scheduled to be exercised Saturday morning.
The makeshift polling station, which has been erected inside a forested area almost a kilometer away from Yanglok village, has been arranged in response to a directive from the ECI to relocate the “original” Ladaigarh polling station from its current disputed location to a safer ground.SP Longleng, James Humtsoe told newsmen that the Nagaland police “are very well prepared” for any eventualities. “We have deployed 3 companies of IRB personnel to ensure peaceful polling tomorrow,” he said. Officials from the district administration refused to answer queries from the press.
Villagers say that there has been no power supply to Yanglok since the last six to seven years. Without power supply, questions remain as to how the Electronic Voting Machines will function. It is not known whether alternative arrangements have been set in place.
There are 302 voters in Yanglok village, which is the polling station No 1 under Tamlu 49 A/C. According to the chairman of Yanglok village council, a similar scenario of makeshift polling station was enacted in the 2013 Nagaland Assemble elections.
In the 2009 Parliamentary elections, there was no voting at all in this particular polling station, he added. Yanglok village was “inaugurated” in the year 2007.
Police and administration officials, including SP Longleng, DIG (Rang) Mokokchung, ADC Tamlu among others, have camped here at Yanglok village to monitor the situation.

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By EMN Updated: May 10, 2014 5:20:21 pm