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EC gearing up for mid-April poll
January 28, 2004 17:28 IST
With the Union Cabinet recommending dissolution of the Lok Sabha on February 6, the Election Commission is gearing up for mid-April general election.
The EC is also of the opinion that electoral rolls should be in "reasonably perfect" shape before the election process is set in motion.
The revision of electoral rolls is currently on in all states, except in Andhra Pradesh, where the final rolls are ready.
EC sources said the final publication of electoral rolls in Uttar Pradesh is scheduled for March 20.
Just a little over a month is required for completion of polls from the date of announcement of the poll schedule. This
includes mandatory 21 days gap between the issuance of notification and the actual polling.
Presuming that the schedule is announced by the end of February, the elections could take place in mid-April.