Treat all parties equally, EC tells state home department


Bhubaneswar: All political parties must get equal opportunities while booking meeting grounds, guest houses and government buildings during the two phase twin polls in Odisha and the ruling party should not enjoy extra privilege. This stern warning has been issued by the Election Commission of India to Odisha home department.

The EC has also asked the home department to ensure that all sensitive zones of the state are regularly monitored by police to avoid any untoward situation during the polls, informed official sources on Friday.