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EC calls meeting of official to review final leg of poll preparations

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday called a meeting of Chief Electoral officers and Nodal officers of police of five poll-bound states to review final leg of preparations.

Earlier on Monday, the commission had a detailed meeting with senior officers of Ministry of Home Affairs, Central Reserve Police Force and Chairman of Railway Board to fine tune Central Para-Military Forces (CPMF) deployment and their movement during the upcoming assembly election.

On December 28, the Election Commission asked the Centre and the state governments to implement the model code of conduct. In a letter sent to the cabinet secretary and chief secretaries of the five poll-bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur and Punjab, the commission has compiled a set of instructions of do’s and don’ts including prevention of misuse of public place, avoiding use of official vehicles for campaigning, removing pictures of political functionaries from state government websites and bar on use of public money for advertisements to help the ruling party.