Imphal, Feb 3 (UNI): Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Manipur Rajesh Agrawal said on Thursday the Election Commission of India (ECI) would visit Manipur on February 7 to review the poll preparedness for the ensuing election to the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly.
The notifications for Phase II will be issued on February 4 by the concerned Returning Officers.
Addressing the media on Thursday at the office of CEO, Lamphelpat, Agrawal said the Election Commission will hold a meeting with Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, Chief Electoral Officer, State Police Nodal Officer, DG Assam Rifles, recognised National/State political parties, District Election Officers, Superintendents of Police and Enforcement Agencies.
He further stated that Election Notifications for First Phase had been issued by all Returning Officers on February 1 while the notifications for Phase II will be issued on February 4.
In view of Covid-19, the number of persons to accompany a candidate for filing Nomination is restricted to two and the number of vehicles is also restricted to two. He added that candidates shall open separate bank accounts for incurring expenditure in the current General Elections.
The CEO also stressed that children should not be used for the election process, like campaigning, carrying out campaigning material and all political parties/candidates should comply with ECI Instructions on the matter.