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Election Commission team to visit Meghalaya

IANS  |  Shillong 

An Commission (EC) team led by Chief will arrive here on Thursday to take stock of the preparations for the February 27 assembly polls, an said on Tuesday.

Rawat will be accompanied by Commissioners and The five-year term of the 60-member Assembly will expire on March 6.

said the Commission officials will review the poll preparedness with Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police along with Divisional Commissioners.

The Commission will also hold a separate meeting with Central Armed Police Forces and Income Tax officials.

They would also hold meetings with

and of Police Swaraj Bir Singh.

The Commission officials will also meet leaders of political parties.

In December, a full bench of the Commission led by then Chief had visited and voiced satisfaction at the poll preparedness in the state.

The Congress, which is ruling the state for a second consecutive term, is confident of retaining power.

On the other hand, other political parties including the which has fielded 47 candidates, are also confident of unseating the ruling

had visited the state and sought the people's support to for the party.

Narendra Modi, who launched the campaign for the BJP on December 16, asked the voters to oust the Congress-Nationalist Party (NCP) government headed by Mukul Sangma.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 12:34 IST
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