CEC in Patna on 2-day visit to review Bihar polls preparations


Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi arrived in Patna on Sunday on a two-day visit to review preparations for the upcoming Bihar assembly polls, an official said.

Bihar’s Additional Chief Electoral Officer R. Lakshmanan said, “Zaidi will hold discussions with representatives of various political parties and officials on election preparedness in the constituencies going to the polls in the first three phases.”

Zaidi and his team would also meet top officials, including the chief electoral officer, other election department officials and district-level officials, to know about the elaborate security plans for the polls, he said.

“The team will hold review meetings with chief secretary, home secretary and top police officers on Monday,” Lakshmanan added.

The Bihar polls for 243-member assembly will take place in five phases between 12 October and 5 November, with the counting of votes slated for 8 November.