Six-member ECI team arrives on a 3-day Odisha tour

Bhubaneswar: A six-member team of Election Commission of India (ECI) arrived on a three-day Odisha tour this evening.

The team, led by Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, is slated to have a meeting with all political parties here tomorrow.

On February 15, they will have a meeting with the officials of enforcement agencies and the state government and discuss about the forthcoming general election. They will review poll preparedness of their field functionaries, State Government officials and police in various parts of the State, especially in Left Wing Extremism-affected areas and other sensitive pockets. The team will also take stock of the requirement of deployment of security forces during the review.

Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and DGP Rajendra Prashad Sharma are slated to attend the meeting.

The EC team will also hold discussions with civil society members to allay apprehensions about the tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) to be used in the polls.

Later, they will have a press conference before returning to New Delhi.

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