Election Commission reviews preps for Tripura assembly polls

Agartala, Jan.6 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath visited Tripura capital over the weekend to review preparations for assembly polls in the state.

Sampath and other Election Commission officials met representatives of different political parties and took stock of their grievances to address them before the polls are held next month.

Later, briefing the media persons, he said that among the issues raised, the most prominent were errors in electoral rolls, insurgency and partisanship by some officials.

"Some of them voiced their grievances about the electoral rolls. They wanted some scope for further correction of errors in the rolls. Some of them brought to our notice the problem of insurgent elements, extremists from across the border, particularly the unfenced portion. There were also some allegations of partisanship of some of the officers at the field level," said V. Sampath.

He added: "We expect complete integrity and neutrality in election management from officers. Any deviation from this will not be tolerated. Action would be taken, if anybody is found wanting on the neutrality front."

The Tripura state assembly's term is due to expire in March this year. The 60-strong assembly is the only state government in the country, currently ruled by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM)-led Left Front. (ANI)


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