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EC reviews preparedness ahead of February 8 Delhi polls

The Election Commission, led by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra, on Monday reviewed the preparedness for February 8 Assembly polls along with Delhi Chief Secretary, Police Commissioner and other senior officials.

Chief Secretaries, DGPs and senior officers of the neighbouring states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh were also present during the review as were nodal officers from the Ministries of Home Affairs and Railways as well as the CRPF.

The CEC stressed on preventing illegal movement of cash, liquor, arms and anti-social elements.

“General, Police and Expenditure Observers posted in each of the 70 Assembly Constituencies apprised the Commission of work done with respect to distribution of photo voter slips, arrangements at polling stations for assured minimum facilities, and management of PwD voters, availability of adequate number of wheel chairs, volunteers, EVM-VVPAT arrangements, night stay arrangements for polling personnel, grievance monitoring, facilitation of permissions to political parties and candidates, security forces” deployment plans, confidence building measures with local communities, seizures made by flying squads, inspection of candidates” accounts, publicity of criminal antecedents of candidates, cVigil and paid news complaints, expenditure and law and order sensitive pocket arrangements and counting day arrangements,” an EC statement said.

Observers assured the poll body that preparations are on schedule.

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