EC in pre-poll dialogue with journalists

The Election Commission’s two-day pre-election talks with journalists began on Wednesday morning.

On the first day, the discussions started with print media journalists around 10:30am at the EC office in the city.

The chief election commissioner, all the four election commissioners and the acting EC secretary were also present in the dialogue.

EC officials said 37 print media journalists have been invited for the discussion.

For the 2nd day’s session, they said, 34 electronic media journalists have been invited.

The dialogue with 40 registered political parties is set to kick off on August 24, said EC officials.

On July 31, the Election Commission met with 40 civil society personalities, most of whom demanded army deployment during the polls and restoration of the ‘no vote’ option.

They asked the EC to create a level playing field in the election for all the parties.

Their demand included dissolution of parliament before the polls.