Election Commission’s action before Lok Sabha elections, removed Home Secretary of six states including Jharkhand, Bihar

Ranchi: Before the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has taken action. The Election Commission has ordered the removal of Home Secretaries of Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Also, the Secretary of General Administrative Department in Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh and the Director General of Police (DGP) of West Bengal have been removed. Brihan Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, Additional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners have also been asked to be removed.

ECI has also removed the Secretary of GAD Mizoram and Secretary of Himachal Pradesh, who are holding the charge in the respective CM office. The Election Commission has announced the dates of Lok Sabha elections on 16 March. According to the Election Commission, Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases.

The first phase of voting will take place on April 19. The second phase will be held on 26th April, the third phase on 7th May, the fourth phase on 13th May, the fifth phase on 20th May, the sixth phase on 25th May and the seventh phase on 1st June. The counting of votes will take place on June 1.

According to Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, this time 97 crore voters will use their franchise. 1.82 crore young voters will cast their vote for the first time. 19.47 crore voters are between the age of 20-29 years. The number of male voters is 49.7 crore more.

The number of women voters is 47.1 crore. 55 lakh EVMs will be used in the elections. 10.5 lakh polling booths will be made. For this, 1.5 crore polling officers and security officers will be deployed.

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