Dhenkanal/Bargarh: After a hectic door-to-door campaign, voting for polls to Hindol NAC of Dhenkanal district and Atabira of Bargarh has begun at 8 am amid tight security. The process will continue till 5 pm.
Polling will be held in 12 wards in Atabira where 13 polling booths have been set up while a total of 16 polling booths have been set up for 16-ward Hindol NAC.
As many as 9,400 voters will decide the fate of 54 candidates contesting in Hindol where the Congress ruled the NAC last time,
At least four platoons of police forces along with one armed squad have been deployed in Hindol, Dhenkanal SP Santosh Nayak said. The police administration has declared five booths as hypersensitive and 11 as sensitive
Similarly, the Bargarh district administration has made all necessary arrangements for smooth conduct of the polls for Atabira where five booths have been identified as hypersensitive and eight as sensitive.