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A high-level delegation led by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora will visit Assam from Monday to review the preparations ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.
During the three-day visit, the CEC will hold separate meetings with the Assam Chief Secretary, Home secretary, Director-General of Police(DGP) and other senior officials of the state.
Arora will also hold meetings with the chief electoral officer and Assam police nodal officer; leaders of political parties; central and state regulatory authorities besides district election officers and SPs of the state.
The high-level ECI delegation also comprises Election commissioner Sushil Chandra; Election commissioner Rajiv Kumar and ECI Director General Dharmendra Sharma, among other officials.
Interestingly, the ECI visit comes just four days after another delegation from the apex poll body concluded a three-day tour of the state last Wednesday after reviewing the state’s preparedness for the ensuing elections.
All key issues covering electoral rolls, first level checking of electronic voting machines, voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) system, polling stations, manpower, transportation, security besides COVID issues were discussed at length during the three-day meeting.
Feedback was taken from the districts regarding all important issues related to the smooth conduct of the Assembly elections which are scheduled on April-May this year.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)