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Delhi election dates may be announced today

delhi Updated: Jan 09, 2015 03:27 IST
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All members of the election commission will be meeting on Friday, leading to the speculation that the dates for Delhi assembly polls may be announced.

EC sources said that the preparation for likely mid-February polls will be reviewed at the meeting.

"Yes, the full commission is meeting tomorrow as it meets on every Tuesday and Friday. Of course, the EC will take stock of the preparations related to the Delhi assembly election and issues related to electoral rolls," a senior functionary of the poll body said.

He termed the meeting a "usual" exercise held twice a week. The announcement for the one-day election to the 70-member assembly is likely to be made this week.

The schedule for the election, sources said, will be fine-tuned to ensure that it is completed in the second week of February or at best the third week and does not come in the way of annual examinations, including those conducted by the CBSE which will commence on March 2.

Since Delhi is the only state going to polls now, the availability of central para-military forces will not be a problem, the sources said, adding that about 100 CMPF companies may be enough for free and fair conduct of election. Delhi also does not have history of violence or booth capturing that have been witnessed in the states in the past.