Uttar Pradesh ready for polls: CEC

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 00:46

Lucknow: Chief Election Commissioner SY
Quraishi on Monday said preparations for coming Uttar Pradesh
Assembly polls are complete and strict guidelines relating to
expenses will be implemented this time.

"Preparations for Assembly elections are complete," he
told reporters here.

Quraishi said work on electoral rolls and voter identity
cards is almost complete and the Commission is all set to
conduct free and fair elections.

The CEC said to check use of money power, strict
guidelines relating to expenses will be implemented.

He said to give information regarding rules and
regulations, a training session of political parties was held
in Delhi two weeks back.

Quraishi said in future similar training sessions would
be organised at local level as well.

He said during meeting with representatives of political
parties several suggestions were received.

"We assured them we will take effective action on their
demands," the CEC said.

This time the Commission would provide photo voter slips
to electorates, he said.

The UP Assembly elections are likely to held in February
or March 2012.


First Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 00:46
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