Bat­tle For The Hill State

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

More than 74 lakh elec­tors will de­cide the fate of 628 con­tes­tants in fray for 69 seats on Wed­nes­day. Polling for the Kar­naprayag seat has been put off to March 9 fol­low­ing the death of BSP can­di­date Kuldeep Kan­wasi in a road ac­ci­dent on Sun­day. 30,000 se­cu­rity per­son­nel, in­clud­ing 105 com­pa­nies of cen­tral armed po­lice force, 25 com­pa­nies of provin­cial armed con­stab­u­lary, Ut­tarak­hand po­lice and the home­guards have been de­ployed. For the first time voter ver­i­fied pa­per au­dit trail ma­chines will be used in these elec­tions in Ut­tarak­hand...

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