EC to review JK poll preparedness on Aug 14

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{image-j&k_14082008.jpg}Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 14: The Election Commission will on Thursday, Aug 14 review the poll preparedness in Jammu and Kashmir for the state assembly elections, which are expected to be held in sometime in November-December. The term of the Assembly would expire on Thursday, Nov 20.

According to sources, the Election Commission will review the poll preparations with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the state. The Commission will review the state's preparedness with regard to electoral rolls, electors" photo identity cards and general law and order situation.

Besides, the Election Commission will also hold talks on the preparations for the Assembly polls in Delhi with the Chief Electoral Officer of the national Capital, which also goes to polls in November.

With the ongoing agitations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress had on Wednesday, Aug 13 decided that assembly polls could wait and the priority had to be laid on bringing back the normalcy in the state and not the elections.

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