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EC to meet parties to discuss general elections

January 19, 2009 17:20 IST

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Gearing up for the general elections, the Election Commission has scheduled a series of consultations with leaders of various political parties and poll officials early next month.

On February 3, the commission will hold discussions with seven recognised national parties and 40 state parties on various issues.

The next day, the commission will have a day-long review meeting with the chief electoral officers of all the states and union territories.

In this meeting, issues connected with electoral rolls revision, the status of photo electoral rolls and electors' photo identity cards distribution will be reviewed, the EC said.

An advanced preparatory measure for general elections would also be discussed, the EC said.

On February 5 and 6, the commission will hold discussions with chief secretaries and directors general of police of all states and union territories.

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