A day after Bhartiya Janta Party knocked the Election Commission demanding Deployment of Central Forces, the Poll Body on Thursday announced to send teams to West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Manipur on March 16-19 to review poll preparations with just days left for Lok Sabha Polls 2019.
A Poll Panel that will go to four states will be led by deputy election commissioner Sudip Jain.
Election Commission team to visit West Bengal, Tripura, Assam and Manipur from March 16-19 to review poll preparedness pic.twitter.com/blxB4nPc9S
— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019
While the Poll panel earlier in the day also called its first meeting with central observers of all the states today in New Delhi to look after poll preparations for the upcoming mega battle of ballots that are slated to be kicked off on April 11.
While the decision to sent an ECI team came hours after a High-Level delegation of Bhartiya Janta Party comprising Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad met Election Commission of India on Wednesday with a request to deploy Central Forces in Mamata Banerjee’s Bastion West Bengal.
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Briefing the media after meeting the officials of the poll panel, Union Minister said we have requested the Election Commission to declare west Bengal a super-sensitive state during the electoral process in the upcoming General Elections 2019.
The Saffron Party who has been in loggerheads with TMC and Mamata Banerjee led Government in West Bengal have also asked the Poll panel to conduct the polls under Central Forces.
Earlier on Monday, the BJP had complained to the Poll Body that the ruling Trinamool Congress leaders are “threatening the voters”. In February last month, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) high-level delegation met Election Commission and requested the Poll Panel to look on the issue of Law and Order in the TMC ruled State.
General Elections 2019 are slated April-May that will spread in 7 seven phases starting from April 11. Results for the crucial Lok Sabha Polls will be announced on May 23 four days after the 7th phase of voting.
Ruling Trinamool Congress has already announced its candidates on all 42 Lok Sabha seats with over 40% tickets distributed to female candidates. While Bhartiya Janta Party is currently busy in catching bigwigs from TMC and Congress in the state.