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As a part of the action plan to tackle the situation during the second phase of polling, 14 sincere and tough police officers are to be deployed by the Election Commission in hypersensitive and volatile areas which have track record of poll violence. The names of the police officers are kept in secret with a view to pre-emptying the rowdy elements form preparing counter strategies.

The ares identified include Narasaropet, Marakapur, Addnaki, Kakinada, Kuppam, Tirupati, Pulivendula, Vijayawada and Nellore. After interacting on Monday with the District Collectors and the Superintendent of Polices of the ten districts involved in the second phase of polling, the Chief Electoral Officer, IV Subba Rao speaking to media persons said that 6,943 of the 30,446 polling stations had been sensitive and hypersensitive or prone to extremist violence.

Another 38 polling stations are listed as being located in inaccessible villages. Fourteen of them are in Krishna district, eight in Kadapa district, seven in East Godavari district and six in West Godavari district and three in Nellore district.

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