India, Oct. 11 -- Chief election commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Thursday underlined the need for "better coordination" between excise and taxation departments of Haryana and Punjab to tackle the problem of liquor smuggling in the run-up to October 21 Haryana assembly elections.

Addressing a press conference after winding up the two-day visit of the full EC panel here to review the preparations for the upcoming Haryana assembly elections, Arora said political parties have requested the EC to make adequate arrangements to ensure that no liquor is distributed one or two days prior to the voting.

Arora indicated that EC could order ban on liquor sale not only in Haryana but also in Punjab for two days ahead of the polling day.

He said t...