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EC visits Nagaland, reviews poll preparedness

Kohima: The Election Commission reviewed the poll preparedness in Nagaland where Assembly election is due in March.

The EC team, which came on a two-day visit to Nagaland on Thursday, held discussions with political parties of the state at Chumukedima police complex near Dimapur.

Chief Election Commissioner, VS Sampath along with Election Commissioners, HS Brahma (R) and Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi (L). Image courtesy PIB

All three members and other officials of the Commission, headed by Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath, arrived in Dimapur to asses the preparations of Assembly election in the state.

According to sources, the EC team told the political parties that the 2013 Assembly elections for all the three north eastern states of Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura would be held as scheduled.

As per the schedule, the election in Nagaland should be held within March and the Commission would announce the date after returning to New Delhi.

The tenure of the present state Assembly expires on 18 March. The last Assembly election was held on 5 March 2008.

The political parties such as ruling NPF, opposition Congress, BJP, NCP and others held meetings separately with EC officials.

Besides the CEC, two other election commissioners HS Brahma and Sayed Nasim also attended the meetings.

PTI