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EC team to visit West Bengal, Assam, Tripura & Manipur

New Delhi, March 14: A high-level team of the Election Commission led by a deputy election commissioner will be in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Manipur in the coming days to assess poll preparedness, official sources said Thursday.
The decision to send Deputy Election Commissioner Sudip Jain comes a day after the BJP urged the poll watchdog to declare West Bengal a “super sensitive state”.
Jain will lead the team to West Bengal on Saturday, Tripura on Sunday, Assam on Monday and Manipur on Tuesday to assess election preparedness in the four states.
While Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal are spread across all the seven phases, they will be held in two phases each in Tripura and Manipur and three in Assam.
The sources in the poll panel said that the chief electoral officer of West Bengal has also been asked to file a report on the actual ground situation.
The BJP had on Wednesday also demanded that central forces be deployed at all polling stations in the state. (PTI)