EC Will Hold Free, Fair Poll

Elections Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav, who is given the responsibility to deal with election observers, spoke about the elections.

Oct. 26, 2013, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 07 No. -9 Oct. 25- 2013 (Kartik 08, 2070)

What is the state of election preparations?

The Election Commission is now ready to hold the elections. We have almost completed all the work related to the elections.

What about the voter identity cards row?

The commission has decided to print the ID cards and distribute them during the elections. There were some technical difficulties earlier.

How do you view the security arrangements?

The commission is satisfied with the present security arrangement. This will ensure free and fair polls.

How will the Commission manage the national and international elections observers?

Unlike in the last elections, observers are likely to work impartially and maintaining neutrality. We have clearly set the terms and conditions. We will monitor the election observers. If anyone violates the observer code of conduct, we will act immediately.

How do you look at the international election observers?

European Union and Carter Center have already deployed their observers. They have already started election monitoring.

How do you view the Maoist threat?

Nobody can disrupt the CA elections now. The elections will be held on November 19. The Election Commission is confident now.

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