Assembly polls: Election Commission team to visit Assam from Monday

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.
Assembly polls: Election Commission team to visit Assam from Monday
Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora (File picture)

GUWAHATI

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. 

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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.

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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)

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