Chief Electoral Office takes up elaborate arrangements to ensure EC directives
Following the instruction from the Election Commission of India (ECI), the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) is taking up elaborate arrangements to ensure the commission’s directives. Senior officials from the ECI in Delhi in a meeting through video conference asked the CEO to take steps so that the central forces or the state police do not enter into the polling stations. The decision was taken after there were complaints saying that the some state police personnel had entered into polling booths on the first day of Phase I poll on April 4. Meanwhile, for the Phase III election scheduled on April 21, the Commission has received the nominations of 171 candidates for 22 assembly constituencies in Murshidabad among which nomination of one NCP candidate was cancelled. In Nadia 108 candidates submitted nomination in 17 Assembly constituencies. No candidature was cancelled in Nadia. In Kolkata North, 59 candidates have submitted in 7 Assembly constituencies among which one candidature has been cancelled. The nominations have been accepted by the Commission for 83 candidates who had submitted their candidature in 16 Assembly constituencies that will go to poll on April 21 in third phase.