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Uttarakhand an exemplary state, says EC

Describing Uttarakhand as an "exemplary state", Election Commissioner Navin Chawla today said he is completely satisfied with the arrangements for the coming Lok Sabha polls here.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2009 15:25 IST

Describing Uttarakhand as an "exemplary state", Election Commissioner Navin Chawla today said he is completely satisfied with the arrangements for the coming Lok Sabha polls here.

Chawla held meetings with top administrative and police officials of districts in Garhwal region besides meeting Chief Election Officer of Uttarakhand Radha Raturi.

Later, he told reporters that nearly 96 per cent work on electoral rolls and about 95 per cent work on photo ID cards has already been completed in the Garhwal region and praised the state for speedy work.

"Uttarakhand has done extremely well in the direction of achieving targets for electoral rolls and photo ID cards. All I can say is that Uttarakhand is an exemplary state," he said.

He also expressed satisfaction on the arrangements being made to deal with the law and order situation by the officials of the region.

The Election Commissioner also asked political parties to finalise the names of Booth Level Agents (BLAs) and Booth Level Officers (BLO) at the earliest.