: Kicking off the poll process for the Telangana assembly, a team from the Election Commission held formal consultations with representatives of various political parties here Tuesday.
The team, led by Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha, also held discussions with Telangana Chief Electoral officer Rajat Kumar, official sources said, adding that the EC officials would hold consultations on Wednesday with state government officials to assessthe preparedness for the polls.
The BJP, in a memorandum submitted to the EC, said that as per the Election commission's revised schedule,draft voters lists of all 119 assembly segments in the state needed to be made available to all political parties by September 10.
However, the same had not been given to the party.
Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy from TDP said his party sought investigation by the EC on missing names in the voters list.
The MIM requested the Commission to keep in mind various festivals while undertaking voters' registration.
They also requested the EC to conduct the polls in a single go.
The CPI(M) informed the EC that some pages of the website for registration of voters were not opening properly.
It requested the EC to conduct demonstration of EVMs in the presence of all political parties to clear apprehensions, if any.
The CPI alleged that Rao dissolved the Assembly prematurely without any valid reason, putting a burden of "hundreds of crores of Rupees' on the exchequer for conducting elections.
The party also alleged that several lakh voters' names have been dropped from the voters list.
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