EC team to visit West Bengal, 3 more States to review poll preparations

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 14, 2019

Four-day tour set to begin tomorrow

Deputy Election Commissioner is to visit West Bengal, Tripura, Assam and Manipur from March 16-19 to review poll preparations, the Election Commission announced on Thursday.

The announcement comes a day after the BJP appealed to the Commission to declare West Bengal as a ‘super sensitive State’.

Press Trust of India reported that briefing the media after meeting Election Commission officials, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said, “We have requested the Election Commission that the State of West Bengal be declared as super-sensitive. And have also demanded that central forces be deployed at all polling booths in the State.”

Polls in West Bengal will be conducted in seven phases beginning on April 11 with the last phase of polls on May 19, while Tripura and Manipur will have polling in two phases on April 11 and 18.

Assam will see voting in three phases beginning on April 11 and concluding on April 23.

Published on March 14, 2019

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