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LS polls experience will come in handy during Delhi assembly election: CEO

NEW DELHI: Preparatory work for the Delhi assembly polls will begin soon and experiences from the recently-concluded general elections will come in handy in conducting that exercise, the Delhi CEO said on Monday. Addressing a press conference here, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh also said the entire election machinery worked in tandem to conduct the Lok Sabha polls here in a "well-managed" way.

"There was no challenge in conducting the elections here, and no particular biggest challenge as such," he said in response to a question. Three things are of importance in elections –first is the voters list and and that aspect we managed well. Some issues had come up, but then we engaged all stakeholders and raised awareness in larger public interest," Singh said.

The second thing is to conduct elections as per laws and Election Commission guidelines. Since, it's is a very technical and rigorous exercise and requires a lot of training and application, this was done with proper care, he said.

"The third aspect is cooperation of other support systems to ensure a free and fair, and transparent and ethical election, through model code of conduct (MCC) enforcement, which we did. MCC enforcement was a very important element in conduct of elections," Singh said.

Asked about the preparations for the forthcoming Delhi assembly polls, the CEO said, "Our next challenge or next assignment would be the assembly polls here."

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