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DISCUSSION: Collector R. Palaniyandi (second from right ) chairing a meeting in Tirunelveli on Tuesday.
DISCUSSION: Collector R. Palaniyandi (second from right ) chairing a meeting in Tirunelveli on Tuesday.

Staff Reporter

In Tirunelveli and Tenkasi constituencies

TIRUNELVELI: District Collector R. Palaniyandi convened a meeting here on Tuesday to review the poll-related security arrangements to be done in Tirunelveli and Tenkasi (Reserve) Parliament segments till counting of votes.

Chairing the meeting, Dr. Palaniyandi said that foolproof security should be ensured in every part of Tirunelveli and Tenkasi (Reserve) constituencies, which would have a total of 2,308 booths. Micro-level poll observers would be appointed to monitor whether election code of conduct was being executed thoroughly.

While the votes polled in Tirunelveli constituency would be counted at Government College of Engineering at Palayamkottai, counting of the ballots cast at Tenaksi Reserve segment would be at Sri Parasakthi College for Women, Courtallam.

“Sensitive areas and polling stations should be identified well in advance so that security arrangements for these areas can be planned accordingly to ensure free and fair polling,” the Collector noted.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Tirunelveli Range, P. Kannappan, Tirunelveli City Commissioner of Police M.N. Manjunatha, Deputy Commissioners D. Kalpana Nayak (Crime and Traffic), T. Jayachandran (Law and Order), District Revenue Officer G. Srinivasan, Returning Officer of Tenkasi Reserve constituency S. Natarajan, Revenue Divisional Officers, Deputy Superintendents of Police, election tahsildar Parmasivan and others attended the meeting.

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