Special vigil in Maoist-hit areas for incident-free polls

Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) The Election Commission will maintain “special vigil” in West Bengal’s vulnerable Left Wing Extremism (LWE) or Maoist-hit areas to ensure “incident free” Assembly polls, an official said here on Tuesday.

In a video conference of Election Commission official S. Saxena with the state team and district magistrates and police on Tuesday, emphasis was laid on LWE areas.

“With regards to LWE areas, we have been asked to be very alert. The central tream has advised that special vigil be maintained along interstate borders, especially Purulia district,” said additional chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar.

He said the target is “incident free election even in LWE areas.”

Sarkar informed the poll panel has expressed satisfaction over the deployment of central forces in the state.

The commission also met and apprised all political parties regarding expenditure monitoring and maintenance of proper accounts.

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