CEC to Review TN Poll Arrangements

Nasim Zaidi is visiting Tamil Nadu and Puducherry from April 6 to 8 to review the arrangements.

Published: 03rd April 2016 04:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd April 2016 05:56 AM   |  A+A-


Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. (PTI)

CHENNAI: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi is visiting Tamil Nadu and Puducherry from April 6 to 8 to review the arrangements being made for the Assembly elections, Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni said here on Saturday.

Answering queries of mediapersons at the Secretariat, the CEO said on April 6, the CEC would visit Puducherry. The next day, he would be meeting representatives of political parties in Tamil Nadu. On April 8, hold discussions with top police and State government officials.

In the current elections, over three lakh government employees would be engaged for poll duty and they had already been given training.

On the complaint relating to the stationing of container lorries in Siruthavur bungalow, the CEO said the Kancheepuram district administration had conveyed that the report could not be confirmed. However, the EC had sought a detailed report on the issue.

Songs to boost  voter Awareness

Chennai: Musician Paul Jacob and singer Blaaze handed over the CDs with songs composed for increasing voter awareness among the youth to Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni here on Saturday.

More DMDK men join DMK camp 

Chennai: More DMDK functionaries, including party’s Farmers’ Wing deputy secretary V C Shanmugam joined the DMK on Saturday. Four DMDK functionaries from Cuddalore and office-bearers from Tiruvallur joined the DMK.

Radhapuram Gets a Green Promise

Tirunelveli: Pachai Tamizhagam leader and its Radhapuram candidate S P Udayakumar released his manifesto here on Saturday and said he would take steps to ensure environment-friendly development.

Seat sharing deal in two days: EVKS

Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president E V K S Elangovan said here on Saturday that the seat sharing between the DMK and Congress would most likely be concluded in a couple of days. “Senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has reached Tamil Nadu. He will hold talks with the DMK high command regarding the seat sharing. An official announcement is expected in one or two days,” Elangovan said.

Alliance Decision on April 7: TMC

Erode: The Tamil Maanila Congress will announce its decision on alliance on April 7, the Amavasai day considered auspicious for starting new ventures. Party’s senior leaders said their chief G K Vasan is clear on not joining hands with communal outfits. “Vasan is dealing with the (alliance) issue. If anything materialises in the talks with the AIADMK, he will announce it on April 7,” they said. 

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