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Senior EC officials to visit West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Manipur soon

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A high-level team of the led by a deputy election will be in West Bengal, Assam, and in the coming days to assess poll preparedness, official sources said Thursday.

The decision to send Deputy Election comes a day after the BJP urged the poll watchdog to declare a "super sensitive state".

Jain will lead the team to on Saturday, on Sunday, on Monday and on Tuesday to assess election preparedness in the four states.

While Lok Sabha elections in are spread across all the seven phases, they will be held in two phases each in and and three in

The sources in the poll panel said that the of West Bengal has also been asked to file a report on the actual ground situation.

The BJP had on Wednesday also demanded that central forces be deployed at all polling stations in the state.

Briefing the media after meeting officials, had said, "We have requested the that the state of West Bengal should be declared as super-sensitive. And have also demanded that central forces should be deployed at all polling booths in the state."

He said the party also requested the poll panel to transfer those police officers whose electoral impartiality is questionable as well as the from election duty.

The BJP is trying to make inroads into which has 42 Lok Sabha seats. In 2014, the Trinamool (TMC) won 34 seats, the four, while the BJP and CPI(M) bagged two seats each in the state.

Slamming the BJP for moving the poll panel, and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee alleged the saffron party was trying to hide behind central forces as it can't win any seat in the state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 17:10 IST
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