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Delhi Assembly Polls: Election Commission officials take stock of poll preparations

Delhi Police's Special Commissioner Praveer Ranjan gave an overview of the law and order situation and the roadmap for implementation of the Elections Commission's security recommendations. The EC told all poll and police officials to remain alert to foil any attempts to vitiate the atmosphere and instigate trouble.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: December 27, 2019 9:40 IST
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Election Commission takes stock of preparations for Delhi Assembly polls

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra on Thursday took stock of preparations for the upcoming Delhi Assembly Elections at a meeting in the national capital. District election officials, top Delhi Police officials, heads of the New Delhi Municipal Council and the Cantonment Board and nodal officers from other departments concerned were also present at the meeting.

The top officials of the Election Commission also held a separate meeting with Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev and Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik.

Addressing officials at the meeting, CEC Arora said that they will fulfill their constitutional duty of holding free and fair elections.

Lavasa asked the officials to monitor complaints on the CVigil app and issue orders to train poll officials on operating the EVMs.

Delhi's CEO Ranveer Singh gave a presentation on preparations for the elections, focussing of updating of electoral rolls, human resource and requirement of EVMs, as well as activities to increase voter turnout, and facilities at polling booths for disabled and senior citizens among the electorate.

In constituencies seeing a low turnout, poll officials will hold activities to encourage more voters to come out and exercise their right to franchise.

Delhi Police's Special Commissioner Praveer Ranjan gave an overview of the law and order situation and the roadmap for implementation of the Elections Commission's security recommendations.

The EC told all poll and police officials to remain alert to foil any attempts to vitiate the atmosphere and instigate trouble.

It also told local poll officials to coordinate with officials of local bodies to solve any problem that arises.

The poll panel also stressed on training on the CVigil app for all Model Code of Conduct monitoring staff/Expenditure Observers, to they can respond quickly and effectively from any complaint from a citizen. It also told district election officials to ensure the timely distribution of photo voter ids.

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