Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Poll schedule for 3 NE states to be announced by Jan 19

The schedule for the assembly election in three North Eastern states — Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya — is likely to be announced by January 19 by the Election Commission in Delhi, officials said on Monday.
A senior official said that the full election commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar last week (January 11 to 14) visited the three North Eastern states and held a series of meetings with the political parties and state, central security and civil officials, especially the district level officials of the three states in the respective state capitals.
“The full EC would meet in Delhi and then likely announce the assembly election schedule for three North Eastern states by Thursday,” the official told IANS, refusing to be quoted.
The five-year term of assemblies of Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura would end on March 12, March 15 and March 22, respectively, and before that period, new assemblies have to be constituted.
The official said that as per the instructions of the ECI and as part of the confidence-building measures, the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and state security force led by district officials have started flag marches in the sensitive, trouble prone and mixed populated areas of the three states.

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