EC to review poll preparedness in Gujarat on Monday

Election Commission
Ahmedabad, April 20: To take a stock of the preparedness in Gujarat for the April 30 Lok Sabha polls, the Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath will visit the state on Monday along with his team.

Sampath and his team will hold separate meetings with state chief electoral officer (CEO) and all the district election officers, who may be either called at Gandhinagar or talks will be held with them through video-conferencing.

Apart from meeting representatives of different political parties, Sampath may also take a stock of law and order situation, including security arrangements at sensitive polling booths, from senior police officials during the day.

State will witness a single phase poll for all the 26 seats on April 30, for which 334 candidates are in fray. Prominent among those contesting the polls in Gujarat include chief minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader L K Advani and senior Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry.


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