All the requisite arrangements have been made for conducting the bypoll in a free and fair manner in the Pudukottai consituency.
Totally, 2,642 security personnel, including 450 home guards, 1,392 district police, 348 Tamil Nadu special police and 452 BSF jawans, have been deployed in the entire constituency.
Two hundred and twenty four booths have been set up. Of these, 37 have been identified as sensitive. Such booths would be monitored by micro observers. Besides, every booth will be guarded by 11 security personnel, including a BSF jawan, for each one of them. In all, 1,059 poll staff would be engaged in the polling work and 245 college students, trained in operating web cameras and online updating of election proceedings, would be pressed on duty. In the run up to the bypoll, 124 cases of model code of conduct violation were registered. Nineteen cases were registered against money transportation without valid documents and cash to the tune of `70,56,296 was seized. The Election Commission was closely monitoring the constituency since April 24, when the bypoll was announced. Checkposts were set up in eight places at the entry points of the constituency for tight monitoring of the movement of vehicles. The results will be declared on June 15.