Tripura: EC team to visit poll-bound NE states from Jan 11

Guwahati: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Tripura Kiran Gitte announced that on January 11 a 16-member delegation from the Election Commission of India (ECI) led by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar would leave for a four-day trip to Northeastern states that are slated to hold elections.

The 16-member team would go to the states that would be going to the polls to assess the level of preparation for the upcoming assembly elections.

The group which consists of three election commissioners and 13 other representatives will arrive in the state on January 11 and will meet with the political parties, stakeholders, and election officials in different sessions.

The delegation is also anticipated to visit a few locations to examine the city’s polling arrangements prior to departing for Shillong on January 12.

According to reports, the ECI team would hold similar discussions with the parties in Meghalaya on January 13 and then move to Nagaland to evaluate the election preparations on January 14.

The election schedules for Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland, which are scheduled for next month, are anticipated to be released by the commission once it returns to Delhi, according to the reports.

The reports further said that the ECI has been preparing to hold the polls before the second week of February because the CBSE has already made public the dates of its Class X and Class XII examinations beginning on February 15.

In a previous statement, Gitte claimed that a total of 100 companies of central paramilitary forces had been authorised to provide adequate security in the state’s northeast before to the polls.

”Several companies of central forces have already arrived here, and a process of deploying them in districts has been initiated,” he added.

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