Ahmedabad: A team of Election Commission, headed by Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath, are in Gujarat as part of preparations ahead of the Gujarat Assembly polls scheduled later this year.
The Commission team, which also included election commissioner HS Brahma, deputy election commissioner Vinod Zutshi, and other officials, arrived on Sunday evening, official sources said.
During their one-day visit today, the officials will meet representatives of principal state political parties here.
According to state chief electoral officer Anita Karwal, the panel will meet representatives of six political parties.
They will also meet officials, including district collectors, superintendents of police, besides chief secretary AK Joti and in-charge DGP Chitranjan Singh.
The election commission will review the preparedness of the administration for conducting assembly polls, Karwal said, adding they will leave for Delhi on Monday evening.
According to sources, the election commission will also visit Himachal Pradesh before finalising the schedule for assembly polls in the two states.