Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi, who is on a two-day visit to the
state, reviewed today arrangements for the first phase of assembly polls in five
districts at a meeting with local officials here.
Zutshi said the Election Commission is leaving no stone unturned to ensure free
and fair elections in Gujarat.
He held discussion with returning officers of Kutch, Sabarkantha, Patan,
Banaskantha and Mehsana districts before holding elaborate deliberations with
district election officers and Superintendents of Police, and took stock of the
law and order situation and poll-related arrangements.
The meeting was also attended by ADGP (law and order) Shivanand Jha and DIG (law
and order) Raju Bhargav.
State Chief Electoral Officer Anita Karwal apprised Zutshi about polling booths,
electoral rolls, law and order situation, voter awareness campaign,
implementation of Model Code of Conduct among other details.
The meeting was also attended by additional chief electoral officers Sanjeev
Kumar, Murli Krishnan and Ashok Manek.
Zutshi will meet top officials from Vadodara, Dahod, Anand, Panchamahals and
Kheda districts in Godhra tomorrow.
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