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Election Commission asks administration to gear up for Anantnag bypoll

Srinagar: The Election Commission on Wednesday asked the district officials to gear up men and machinery for smooth conduct of the 25 May bypoll to Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

"Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Shantmanu called on the officials to gear up men and machinery in the run-up to the forthcoming bypoll for the Anantnag parliamentary seat," an official spokesman said.

The bypoll to Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, vacated by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti following her election to state Assembly last year, was scheduled on 12 April but had to be postponed till 25 May following large scale violence during the 9 April bypoll to Srinagar Lok Sabha seat.

Shantmanu on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the officials to review the poll preparations. The meeting was attended by all the district electoral officers from the four districts of the Anantnag parliamentary constituency, and assistant returning officers, the spokesman said.

Shantmanu asked the officials to undertake all required steps necessary for the successful conduct of the bypoll. He asked the officials to maintain a round-the-clock grievance cell so that prompt action could be taken on any complaint related to the election.

The CEO also reviewed the communications and transport plan prepared by the administration for the elections.

Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017 20:55 PM

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