EC to hold meetings from today before announcing poll dates

February 23rd, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Election Commission (EC) will conduct series of meetings from today before announcing dates for the Lok Sabha elections.

Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami and other two Election Commissioners Navin Chawla and S Y Quraishi are scheduled to meet Telecom Secretary Siddartha Behura today to expand communication network.

The Commission will also meet Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta to review the law and order situation across the country.

Besides, the three-member Commission is likely to hold discussion on the accessibility of Central paramilitary forces to avoid any kind of untoward incident during polls.

The team is already meeting political parties leaders before gearing up for the general elections and simultaneous assembly polls in Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Sikkim. (ANI)

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