Polling Personnel and Voters Struggle the Accessibility to Polling Booth In North Eastern States.
Polling started at 7 a.m. for 14 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats over the eight north-eastern States, 57 of 60 assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, 32 assembly seats in Sikkim, and rest are in Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland.
Many state’s polling centers are inaccessible for voters because of lack of roads and inaccessible vehicles for mountain area. Polling personnel have to walk through dense jungle area. They began walking a week prior to their destination with sticks to keep snakes and leeches away while carrying the polling material.
A couple of these stalls are in Vijaynagar hover of Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang area where polling staff were air-dropped with the goal that they can make a reach for their destination by walking. Otherwise, One has to walk 187 Km through Namdapha National Park to reach Vijay Nagar from nearest major town of Miao.
Polling booth accessibility or ways to cut down inconvenience should be the major concern for states and central government especially when election is conducted. Voters and polling faculties safety has been compromised while conducting the process to structure the economy of a country.