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EC reviews poll preparedness in Haryana

The three members EC reviewed the poll preparedness in Haryana for the February 3 elections to the 90-member state assembly.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2005 11:13 PM IST

The three members Election Commission on Tuesday reviewed the poll preparedness in Haryana for the February 3 elections to the 90-member state assembly.

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) TS Krishnamurthy along with two ECs BB Tandon and N Gopal Swamy met representatives of various political parties, including Congress, BJP and ruling INLD, and later held discussions with the Chief Secretary, the Director General of Police and other district civil and senior police officers.

Addressing a press conference, Krishnamurthy said that some political parties complained about some officials being 'close' to the ruling party and regarding some violations of the model code of conduct. "Where ever specific information has been given we will make inquiries and take action," he added.

He said that the EC has after considering the views of the political parties relaxed its order on allowing display of party flags on private buildings by allowing the owners of the buildings to display it on their premises. In other cases action would be taken for alleged defacement of public property, Krishnamurthy added.

The CEC said that they had stressed the need to round up parole jumpers and anti-social elements to ensure free and fair polling.

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