EC to meet parties to discuss general elections

EC to meet parties to discuss general elections
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Jan 19 2009. 03 32 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Jan 19 2009. 03 32 PM IST
New Delhi: Gearing up for the General Elections due before June, the Election Commission (EC) has scheduled a series of consultations with leaders of various political parties and poll officials early next month.
On 3 February, the Commission would hold discussions with all recognised seven national and 40 state parties on various issues connected with the General Elections followed by a day long review meeting with the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of all states and Union Territories on 4 February.
“In this meeting, issues connected with electoral rolls revision, the status of photo electoral rolls and Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) distribution would be reviewed,” the EC said adding: “An advanced preparatory measure for General Elections would also be discussed.”
On 5 and 6 February, the Commission will be holding discussions with Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police of all states and Union Territories.
The new Lok Sabha needs to be constituted by 31 May 2009.
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First Published: Mon, Jan 19 2009. 03 32 PM IST