Election Commission of India to hold a press conference today, likely to announce poll dates for 5 states

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NEW DELHI:

Election Commission of India

will hold a press conference today at 4:30 pm. It is likely to announce the poll dates for the

upcoming Assembly elections

in five states.
West Bengal

,

Assam

,

Tamil Nadu

, Kerala and

Puducherry

are due for elections in April-May.
This is the first major set of elections to be held in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic after the Bihar elections.
Earlier last week, a team of senior officers from the ECI, headed by Director General Dharmendra Sharma, visited Assam to review the progress of election preparedness of the state.
The team reviewed the follow-up action taken in the background of the directions given by the Election Commission during its previous visit which took place from 18th January to 20th January, 2021.

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