EC chief on two day visit to check preparations

New Delhi: Election Commission (EC) chief Nasim Zaidi, along with his team, is going on a two-day visit to Bihar to review the preparations for the first, second and third phase of assembly elections in the state.

The team includes Election Commissioners Achal Kumar Jyoti and O.P Rawat. Zaidi will hold meeting with the representatives of different political parties today afternoon.

EC would also review meetings with Commissioner, Inspector General and SSP of those districts where 1st, 2nd and 3rd phase of elections are scheduled to be held. Zaidi will also meet the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and Director General of Police, Bihar before returning to Delhi. The first phase of elections will be held on October 12, while the second and third phase will take place on October 16 and October 28.