ECI on visit to Raipur to review for upcoming assembly poll

CHHATTISGRAH:A team of the Election Commission of India, led by Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, is on a three-day visit to Chhattisgarh to review the preparations for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
The Election Commission team is holding a meeting today with the Collectors and Superintendents of Police of various districts of Chhattisgarh. Yesterday, the Chief Election Commissioner held a meeting of the enforcement agencies and gave necessary guidelines to the officers. He instructed to ensure all necessary preparations for free, fair and transparent elections and strict compliance of all the guidelines of the Election Commission.
CEC said that strict action should be taken against voter inducement in the upcoming assembly elections. Senior Officers of Police, Income Tax, Enforcement Directorate, Excise, Central Armed Forces, Narcotics Control Bureau, Airports Authority of India and other departments were present in the meeting.
Ahead of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel, along with other senior officials of the Election Commission of India, arrived in Raipur on Thursday to review election preparations.
This year, Chhattisgarh registered an increase of 950,000 voters, with more female voters. The state has 19.5 million electorates with 512,000 new voters.

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