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EC directive on Guj polls in view of cyclone Ockhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Commission today asked poll authorities in to ensure that voters in assembly seats falling in the path of cyclone Ockhi are able to cast exercise their franchise on December 9 without inconvenience despite inclement weather.

Citing a weather bulletin, the poll panel pointed out that the movement of the cyclonic depression over parts of is likely to be accompanied by a wet spell over the next three-four days.

In a letter to the of Gujarat, the commission said considering the cyclone alert and the scheduled first phase of polls on December 9, "besides making effective arrangements for immediate relief and rehabilitation, adequate, effective and fool-proof arrangements may also be made... towards the smooth and efficient conduct of the process".

It said the authorities should also ensure that all the voters are "able to exercise their franchise without any inconvenience".

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 20:50 IST