Election Commission to arrive in Kolkata today

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Kolkata, Mar 18 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalswami and two Election Commissioners Navin Chawla and S Y Quraishi will arrive here this evening to review poll preparedness in the state.

During their visit, the team will interact with senior officials of the state on Thursday and will take stock of arrangements for the upcoming elections.

On Friday, the Commission will conduct similar exercise in Orissa.

The team will arrive in the capital on Saturday.

Kolkata will witness three phased polls while Orissa will have elections in two phases.

The first phase of polling will take place on April 16 in 124 constituencies. The second phase of polling will be held on April 23 in 141 constituencies. In this phase, one constituency in Manipur will go to poll on April 22 due to a local holiday.

The third and fourth phase of polling will take place on April 30 and May 7 in 107 and 85 respectively.

The fifth and final phase of polling will be held on May 13 in 86 constituencies.

Counting of votes will take place on May 16. (ANI)

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