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EC boss in districts for phase 1

kolkata Updated: Apr 10, 2011 14:03 IST
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With just eight days to the first phase of state polls, deputy election commissioner Vinod Zutshi would be visiting the districts in the next two days to review the poll preparations.

Fifty-four constituencies, spread across six districts in north Bengal, would go for polls on April 18. Zutshi, in-charge of the state elections, will land at Bagdogra airport and hold meetings with officials of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar on Sunday. The next day he will visit Raiganj, Malda, Murshidabad and Krishnanagar.

“The main objective is to review the final poll preparations. He would look into the implementation of non-bailable arrest warrants, seizure of illegal arms and ammunition, preventive arrests and seizure of illicit liquor,” an official said.

“The commission issued a letter to the state’s additional health secretary to organise blood donation camps voluntarily to overcome the current shortage in the blood banks across the state,” said joint chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar. EC officials made rounds of the city with replicas of electronic voting machines on Saturday.