Special observer Ajay Nayak and police observer Vivek Dubey will visit West Bengal on Friday (March 5) to overview preparations for the assembly polls.

A senior official said, “The two special observers will meet officials in districts where the first phase of elections will be held. They will also take stock of the poll preparations.”

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According to sources, the chief electoral officer of the state has decided to transfer the allotted amount for tiffin to the poll officer's bank account after receiving complaints of not getting proper lunch in a few districts.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said that West Bengal will go to polls in 8 phases on March 27, April 1, April 6, April 10, April 17, April 22, April 26 and April 29, making it the longest ever polls in the state. 

The results of the election will be announced on May 2.