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Election Commission asks administration to gear up for Anantnag bypoll

LiveMint logoLiveMint 25-04-2017 PTI

Srinagar: The Election Commission on Tuesday asked district officials to gear up men and machinery for the smooth conduct of the 25 May bypoll for the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Jammu and Kashmir chief electoral officer Shantmanu called on the officials to gear up men and machinery in the run-up to the forthcoming bypoll for the Anantnag parliamentary seat,” an official spokesman said.

The bypoll to the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, vacated by chief minister Mehbooba Mufti following her election to the state assembly last year, was scheduled on 12 April but had to be postponed till 25 May following rampant violence during the 9 April bypoll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. Shantmanu on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the officials to review the poll preparations.

The meeting was attended by all the district electoral officers from the four districts of the Anantnag parliamentary constituency, and assistant returning officers, the spokesman said. Shantmanu asked the officials to undertake all required steps necessary for the successful conduct of the bypoll. He asked the officials to maintain a round-the-clock grievance cell so that prompt action could be taken on any complaint related to the election. He also reviewed the communications and transport plan prepared by the administration for the elections.

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