Lok Sabha Polls To Be Held On Time: CEC Sunil Arora
Lucknow: Amid tension between India and Pakistan, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Friday confirmed that the 2019 Lok Sabha Polls will be held on time.
This was informed by the CEC in Lucknow where he has been lodged since the last two days to review poll preparations in the state. When asked about the poll schedule in the wake of tensions between the two countries, he replied, “The election in the country will be held on time.”
Arora informed that as per a new notification of the commission, candidates will have to give details of their properties abroad, besides those in the country.
“The I-T department will look into it and, if any, discrepancies are found then it will be uploaded on the Election Commission (EC) website and strict action will be initiated,” the CEC said.
When asked about the Election Commission’s stand on inflammatory speeches, Arora said in his review meetings, he tried to find out the status of such cases lodged during previous elections.
He further informed that the Election Commission is committed to ensuring free and fair polls in the country and this time, VVPAT machines will be used at all the 1,63,331 polling centres.