Poll-Bound Tripura: ECI Meets Higher Officials At Agartala

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Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura

Agartala, November 23, 2022: Ahead of the assembly election in Tripura, Election Commission of India (ECI) officials – Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Nitish Kumar Vyas and Deputy Election Commissioner RK Gupta arrived in the state on Tuesday for a two-day visit. They will leave on Wednesday for New Delhi.

A highly placed source of the state administration told Northeast Today that the officials of ECI had arrived in Tripura for reviewing the forthcoming assembly election’s preparedness, vulnerable polling stations and booths, and deployment of central armed paramilitary force (CAPF) personnel.

On Tuesday, the officials held a closed-door crucial meeting with the District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police of all the eight districts at State Guest House followed by higher officials of Income Tax, Forest departments, etc.

As the Election Commission of India on November 04 last issued guidelines for the transfer and posting of government officials, administrative works are also progressing at a rapid pace.

A higher official who didn’t wish to be quoted said that special emphasis was laid on the law and order situation during the meeting. However, no specific directions were given related to the forthcoming polls.

“To take stock of the preparedness of the district officials as the assembly election is approaching, the ECI officials have arrived here. This is their first visit to Tripura’s capital city. The two higher officials of the ECI reviewed civil and home administration precisely about all the eight districts and issued certain directions. Some presentations were also given about the eight districts on the preparedness”, the official said.

The official also said that the arrival of these two senior officials of the ECI depicts the picture that the election’s preparedness had expedited. Ahead of ensuing polls, the full team of the ECI will visit the state in order to take a stock of the situation.

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