Election Commission to review poll preparedness in Kolkata today

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Kolkata, Mar 19 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalswami and two Election Commissioners Navin Chawla and S Y Quraishi will review the poll preparedness for the coming Lok Sabha polls here today.

The team, who arrived here last evening, will also interact with senior officials in the state.

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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