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Agartala, Jan 10: Ahead of assembly elections in the three northeastern states, the Election Commission would visit Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland this week to check poll preparedness, sources said on Monday.

The Commission, comprising Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, and Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel, will visit three states starting January 11, they stated.

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The three northeastern states will be the first to have assembly polls this year, most likely in February-March.

The terms of their respective Legislative Assemblies are ending on different dates in March.

While Tripura has a BJP government, in Nagaland, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party is in power. National People’s Party (NPP), the only party from the Northeast to have national party recognition, runs the government in Meghalaya.