CEC Sunil Arora reviews preparedness for Delhi polls

New Delhi: Election Commission led by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra on Monday reviewed the poll preparedness for Delhi Assembly elections with Chief Secretary, Police Commissioner and senior officials of Delhi Government and senior officers of the neighbouring States namely Haryana and UP.

Nodal Officers from Ministry of Home Affairs, CRPF, Ministry of Railways also joined the meeting.

Chairing the Video Conferencing meeting from Nirvachan Sadan, CEC Arora took an in-depth review to ensure that due steps have been taken for smooth coordination amongst various wings of the administration and police forces of adjoining states particularly at border check posts for preventing illegal movement of cash, liquor, arms or anti social elements.

The Commission also reviewed necessary activities for poll preparedness with Central Observers so assigned for the forthcoming polls.

Observers assured the Commission that preparations are on schedule and gaining momentum with respect to all requisite polling day arrangements. Special Police Observer MK Das assured that he is personally monitoring the situation at ground level in sensitive areas. Special Expenditure Observer B Murali Kumar also assured the Commission that due care will be taken by field level teams to step up enforcement.