Full bench of Election Commission to visit West Bengal next week
The full bench of the Election Commission of India (ECI) will visit West Bengal next week to check on the law and order situation of the state before the assembly polls.
According to sources, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora will arrive in Kolkata on Wednesday (January 20) evening from Guwahati.
The Chief Election Commissioner along with the full bench will hold meetings with senior officials of the state government, including the chief secretary, home secretary, DGP, ADG (Law and Order), district magistrates, and SPs.
An official said, “The full bench may also meet representatives of different political parties here on Thursday (January 21). Nothing has been finalised as yet.”
Recently, Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain was on a two-day visit to the state. He raised concern over the law and order situation.
According to administrative sources, the commission officials have duly 'warned' the officers at all levels to ensure free and peaceful elections. He made it clear that even the slightest negligence will not be relieved.