ECI reviews preparedness for holding simultaneous Lok Sabha, assembly polls

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February 16,2024 07:29 PM
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An Election Commission of India team conducted a review of poll preparedness for simultaneous elections to both the Lok Sabha and the Odisha assembly in Bhubaneswar.

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], February 16 (HBTV): An Election Commission of India team conducted a review of poll preparedness for simultaneous elections to both the Lok Sabha and the Odisha assembly in Bhubaneswar.   



The ECI held a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Arun Goel. The ECI reviewed the poll preparedness of district election officers and superintendents of police.   



The ECI also met party leaders from the Biju Janata Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party while on their visit.  



"It is the usual process of the Election Commission of India to go round the state before a large election which is happening in this case happening simultaneously with Lok Sabha and the elections in the state of Odisha as well. As part of that they normally hold consultations with different political parties. So taking the opportunity we were invited to interact with them," BJP leader Samir Mohanty told reporters. 



Odisha has 21 parliamentary constituencies. In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Biju Janata Dal got the maximum number of seats followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress. The BJD won in 12 seats, the BJP got eight, and the Congress won one seat.  



The state has 147 assembly constituencies.       



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