Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora will lead an EC delegation here on a two-day visit on April 2 to review the poll preparedness for the April 18 Lok Sabha elections, a senior official said Saturday.
The Election Commission delegation will meet representatives of political parties, Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said here.
“The Chief Election Commissioner (Arora) and the other Election Commissioners will be in Chennai on April 2 and 3 to meet representatives of political parties and hold various election related meetings,” he said. Polling in 39 Lok Sabha seats and by-polls to 18 Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu are scheduled on April 18 in a single phase.
DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA), The AIADMK-led National Democractic Alliance (NDA), Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam The AIADMK-led National Democractic Alliance (NDA), floated by T T V Dhinakaran are the main contenders.
On Thursday the election Commission in it affadicit to Supreme Court refused accept 21 parties delegation petition to count 50% of VVPAT votes to ensure free and fair election
Election stick to its point that it will count only 4125 VVPATs that accounts to just 0.4 % only