Chhattisgarh Election Commissioner Subrat Sahu speaking to reporters in Raipur on Tuesday.
Chhattisgarh Election Commissioner Subrat Sahu speaking to reporters in Raipur on Tuesday.

C'garh naxal attack: EC says polling will be on schedule, asks collectors, SPs to take utmost precaution

ANI | Updated: Apr 09, 2019 23:07 IST

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Apr 9 (ANI): Following Tuesday's naxal attack in Dantewada here which killed five people including BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi, Election Commission has said the polling for Lok Sabha elections will be held as per schedule while instructing the collectors and superintendents of police of the affected districts to take utmost precautions.
Chhattisgarh chief electoral officer, via video-conferencing, held a meeting with the collectors and superintendents of police of the affected districts covering phases 1 and 2 of the elections and instructed them to take the utmost precaution over the coming days.
"We are talking with police officials to increase the security. We will take all effective steps. There will be no changes in election dates. All officials have been given directions regarding precautions," Chhattisgarh Election Commissioner Subrat Sahu told reporters here.
Naxals attacked the convoy using a powerful IED blast in which Mandavi was travelling, and killed all five including his driver and three Personal Security Officers (PSO).
Chhattisgarh will witness Lok Sabha polls in the first three phases - April 11, April 18 and April 23 for its 11 Parliamentary constituencies. (ANI)

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