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"Chhattisgarh's fresh report on poll preparations soon"

Raipur Nov. 6. The Chhattisgarh Government will soon submit to the Election Commission a fresh report on the preparations for the December 1 Assembly elections in the State. ``It will be forwarded to the Commission within a couple of days,'' the State's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), K.K. Chakravotry, said today.

During his two-day visit to the State to review poll preparedness, the Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, had asked for a fresh report since ``the Commission was not satisfied with its previous report''.

Mr. Lyngdoh had said there were lots of complaints that in certain districts the administration was ``biased and partisan'' and there was an impression that the administration was ``not neutral''.

Asked about the EC's suggestion to airlift poll parties to the polling booths located in remote areas where naxalites were active, Dr. Chakravorty said a decision on this would be taken after reviewing the ``realities at the ground level''. — UNI