An Election Commission of India (ECI) team that included Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Tuesday said all political parties were “seeking early elections” in J&K and stressed that “the commission was attaching prime importance to ensuring conducive environment”.
“The ECI is committed to deliver free, fair, peaceful, transparent, ethical and inclusive elections,” the CEC who was accompanied by Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra, said. “It attaches prime importance to ensuring conducive environment for conducting elections in the State, keeping in view the specific concerns of the State. Effective mechanism is being fine tuned for smooth conduct of the electoral process,” he added.
The ECI “will look into due security arrangements while deciding on the timing and phasing of the elections,” said the poll panel’s members.