The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Punjab expressed satisfaction after inspecting the situation in West Midnapore and speaking to the officials of the district.
CEOs from the states like Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab and Daman and Diu visited different districts and had discussions with the police or administrative officials. The CEOs are heading the team of special observers those are visiting the districts from March 18 and the visits will continue till March 22.
On Saturday CEO, Punjab, VK Singh went to West Midnapore. He spoke to the top brass of the district police and also with the senior administrative officials. He held the meeting at the district Circuit House.
After inspecting all aspects that may hamper the election process in the district, Singh has expressed his satisfaction saying that the Election Commission takes all necessary steps to assure free and fair poll. “Immediate action will be taken if the Commission receives any complaint,” he said adding that people must cast their own votes without facing any trouble. Sources said Singh held several meetings since the morning and took note of the issues including number of political clashes or recovery of fire arms and ammunition, the law and order situation and political campaign. The CEO did a recce of different places in Midnapore town and the adjacent areas. Later, he went to various places in the district and enquired about those areas from the concerned police officers and administrative officials. He is scheduled to visit some more places. He is preparing a report which will be sent to Election Commission in Delhi.
Similarly CEOs from the states like Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Daman and Diu visited different districts in the state and checked the situation with a few days left for the poll. They too spoke to the senior police officers and district administrative officials. They also visited the sensitive pockets in their respective districts.