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Poll process in UP get underway, CEC visits Lucknow

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 25 Sep 2016 5:03 PM GMT

Poll process in UP get underway, CEC visits Lucknow
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Lucknow: The process for UP assembly elections 2017 got underway on Sunday, in a way as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi led eight-member team visited Lucknow and interacted with the representatives of the political parties and state officials to review the poll preparedness.

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, Election Commissioners Jyoti and Om Prakash Rawat, Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha and other members met representatives of the political parties to discuss regarding the fair elections.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have registered complaints to EC regarding the irregularities in the electoral rolls.

It could be mentioned here that the officers of SP government were the major targets of the other parties during the meeting.

In a meeting, BSP state president Achal Rajbhar led three-member team presented party’s part to the EC. Mevalal Gautam was also a part of the three-member team.

Putting lights on the irregularities in the voter’s list, BSP accused regarding the inclusion of General caste voters in the voters list by false way.

“Without the transfer of officers, the fair election would never be possible,” said BSP.

In BJP’s three-member team, MLA Satish Mahana, MLA Gopal Tandon and election-management in-charge Shyam Nandan Singh were there.

“I have complained to the EC regarding the officers and demanded fair elections. I have also asked to put Central forces during the elections,” said Shyam Nandan.

For SP, the three-member team had MLC Ambika Chaudhary, Ashok Bajpai and Naresh Uttam. Ashok Bajpai said that they have assured EC that the state government is completely ready and no disturbance would be erupted during the elections.

Congress had Rakesh led three-member team which also demanded the removal of the officers which are persistent in a single district from long time while Anil Dubey led three-member team of Rashtriya Lok Dal demanded to prevent irregularities in electoral rolls.

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Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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