CEC to visit Himachal tomorrow to review poll preparednessNovember 14th, 2007 - 2:15 am ICT by admin
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has reportedly met party leaders in Shimla, seeking readjustment of polling dates in the state.
The Chief Minister and some of his Cabinet Ministers are also likely to meet Gopalswami.
According to reports, a team led by Singh would urge the Election Commission to change polling dates keeping in view the snow season of December.
State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Jai Ram Thakur and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) state convenor Vijay Singh Mankotia are also likely to meet the EC team.
On October 10, Gopalswami announced that the voting for the two-phase State Assembly polls in the state will take place on November 14 and December 19.
The Electoral process for the 68-member State Assembly would begin from October 20, and counting will take place on December 28, he added.
The term of the current State Assembly is till March 9, 2008. (ANI)
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