Election Commission Top Brass To Be In West Bengal Today

New Delhi: The top brass of Election Commission will be in West Bengal today to take stock of poll preparedness in the state where two rounds of voting have already taken place.

The visit of Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and fellow Commissioners AK Joti and OP Rawat will be in Kolkata tomorrow, two days after poll watchdog ordered removal of Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar amid allegations of bias towards the ruling Trinamool Congress.

This is the second visit of the Commission to West Bengal which has six-phased assembly polls.

“During their stay at Kolkata they will meet representatives of political parties, district magistrates, SSPs, DGP and Chief Secretary. Commissioners shall also be meeting with state enforcement agencies and review expenditure monitoring measures,” a statement said.