AIZAWL, Aug 29: An Election Commission of India (ECI) team led
by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar arrived in Aizawl
on Tuesday on a three-day visit to take stock of preparedness
for the Mizoram assembly polls due later this year, an official
Besides Kumar, the team includes election commissioners Anup
Chandra Panday and Arun Goel, senior Deputy Election
Commissioner Nitesh Vyas, Deputy Election Commissioner
Hirdesh Kumar and 12 other officials.
Upon their arrival in Aizawl, the ECI team held meeting with
representatives of national and state-recognised political
The ECI team also reviewed poll preparedness with law
enforcement agencies, Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer (CEO),
State Police Nodal Officer (SPNO) and Central Armed Police
Force (CAPF) to ensure free and fair elections, the official
On Wednesday, the delegation will hold meetings with state
chief secretary Renu Sharma and director general of police
(DGP) Anil Shukla.
The team will also review poll preparedness with district
election officers (DEO) and Superintendents of Police (SP).
Besides, the ECI team will also address a press conference on
On Thursday, the ECI officials will review activities of systematic
voter education and electoral participation (SVEEP) and will
interact with state icons, person with disabilities (PwD) voters
and young voters before they leave for Delhi.
The term of the legislative assembly of Mizoram ends on
December 17 this year.