Kamat, Subhash leave for Delhi for talks on polls

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With the Election Commission of India likely to announce the schedule of the general elections to the state legislative assembly in the next few days, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat

PANAJI: With the Election Commission of India likely to announce the schedule of the general elections to the state legislative assembly in the next few days, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, and the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president, Mr Subhash Shirodkar left for New Delhi on being called by the party high command for consultations.

The GPCC chief told The Navhind Times that he and the Chief Minister have been called by the high command to discuss party matters, particularly relating to the forthcoming elections. The issue of formation of alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party would also be discussed at the meeting with the central leaders.

Meanwhile, the fate of the cabinet meeting scheduled for Friday afternoon hangs in balance as the Chief Minister left for New Delhi. Sources in the state administration informed that the cabinet meeting was likely to be held as the Chief Minister was expected to return soon after meeting with the central leaders.

The state administration has geared up to meet the challenges of holding impartial elections in the state. All the state election machinery has been geared up to hold the polls. Several high ranking officials connected with conducting the polls have just returned after completing the training session in New Delhi.

The sources further said that they were prepared for elections any time, adding that the EC could announce the schedule by the end of this month or in the first week of January, next year.