Election Commission has called an all-party meeting in Kolkata on Friday. This meeting comes after concerns expressed by the opposition parties over ”free and fair polls” in West Bengal.
Additional Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal, Sanjay Basu told reporters that Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain will arrive in Kolkata on March 15 to conduct a monitoring meeting with all political parties of the state.
According to Basu, the DEC will also hold parleys with the District Election Officers (DEOs), Superintendents of Police and others and review preparations for holding elections here.
Ahead of this, West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab will have a meeting via video-conference with all the DEOs on March 15.
Poll panel has also directed the authorities to remove all propaganda materials like banners and hoardings from across the state.
The poll panel officials have so far removed around 8,500 out of nearly 10,000 hoardings all around the state.