Bihar poll preparations to be revised by CEC in Patna


by NewsGram Staff writer

Patna: Nasim Zaidi,the Chief Election Commissioner on his two days’ visit to Patna, is set to revise the preparations for the upcoming Bihar assembly polls, as reported by an official.
“Zaidi will hold discussions with representatives of various political parties and officials on election preparedness in the constituencies going to the polls in the first three phases,” Bihar’s Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan said.

He added that Zaidi and his team would also meet top officials, including chief electoral officer, other election department officials and district-level officials, to know about the elaborate security plans for the polls.

“The team will hold review meetings with chief secretary, home secretary and top police officers on Monday,” Lakshmanan stated.

The polls for 243-member assembly will take place in five phases between October 12 and November 5, with the counting of votes slated for November 8.

(With inputs from IANS)