12 Mar 2009,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Election Commission on Wednesday said it would consider the request from some quarters to postpone the parliamentary polls in Kerala by a week, in view of the ‘Vishu’ festival falling on April 14.
Speaking to reporters after holding talks with various political parties, Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswamy said the issue would be discussed at EC meeting on Monday. The BJP and CPI are the main parties which asked for a postponement. The polls are scheduled to be held in Kerala on April 16.
The CEC said complaints regarding deletion of names of persons from voters’ list would be looked into. District collectors had been asked to enquire into the matter. He also said Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had been directed to check duplicate voting in areas bordering Kerala. Micro-observers would be posted in sensitive and hyper-sensitive booths across Kerala, he said.