Dy EC to visit MP capital

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Bhopal, Oct 30 (UNI) Deputy Election Commissioner R Balakrishnan would visit the Madhya Pradesh capital tomorrow to finalise the strategy for the November 27 Assembly elections in the state.

State Chief Electoral Officer J S Mathur told reporters here today that Mr Balakrishnan would meet Director-General of Police S K Raut and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Vinod Chaudhary to discuss preparations.

''He will also video conference with divisional commissioners and district collectors. The precise number of sensitive booths will be identified after a fortnight. The percentage of sensitive booths was 28 per cent in the 2003 polls,'' Mr Mathur added.

Mr Chaudhary also video-conferenced with the Election Commission today, in the presence of Mr Mathur and other officials, over deployment of forces in districts after completion of the poll process in Chhattisgarh on November 20.

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