Ahead of announcing schedule for assembly polls in five states, the Election Commission has convened a meeting of its observers on Friday to finalise strategy for smooth conduct of the democratic exercise.
The day-long meeting of Election Commission’s police, general and expenditure observers is aimed at streamlining strategy to ensure that the model code is implemented effectively and money and muscle power does not disturb the level playing field.
The Commission has so far taken stock of poll preparedness in Rajasthan, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It is concluding its visit to Telangana on Thursday.
The poll panel is likely to announce election in the five states in the next few days.
Assembly polls are to be held in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Mizoram and Rajasthan in November-December.
The term of the legislative assembly of Mizoram ends on December 17 this year. The Mizo National Front is in power in the northeastern state.
The terms of the legislative assemblies of Telangana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan end on different dates in January next year.
While the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) rules Telangana, Madhya Pradesh is ruled by the BJP. Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan have Congress governments.
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