Election Commission Announces Poll Dates For Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Telangana And Chhattisgarh

New Delhi: The Election commission has come out with dates on Saturday for different states in which polls were to be held by the end of this year. The dates were announced during a press conference by Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat.

In the states of Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram, the Assembly elections will be held on November 28 and the counting of votes on December 11. The dates of Assembly members expiration is January 7, 2019 for Madhya Pradesh and December 15, 2018 for Mizoram. The present total strength of both the states is 230 and 40 respectively.

And for the states of Rajasthan and Telangana, the Election Commission fixed the date of Assembly elections on December 7 and will be held in a single phase.

The Chief of the Election Commissioner OP Rawat was addressing a press conference and said that the counting of votes will be held on December 11.

After the announcement was made, the model code of conduct came into effect in both the states immediately.

The tenure of the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly expires on January 20, 2019. Presently, the Bharatiya Janta Party is in power.

And in Telangana, the Chief Minister and President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader K Chandrasekhar Rao dissolved the house last month which is almost nine months before its term was slated to end.

Regarding the state of Chattisgarh, the Election Commission (EC) on Saturday announced two-phase poll dates for the 90 member seats of the state’s Assembly on November 12 and November 20.

During a press conference, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said: “In the first phase, 18 constituencies of the southern part of the state, which are Naxal affected areas, the elections would be held on November 12.

“Voting for the rest of the 72 Assembly constituencies would take place on November 20.”

Regarding the first phase, he said that the notification would be issued on October 16, and the last date of nominations would be October 23.

The check up of nomination papers will be carried out on October 24 and the last date for the withdrawal of the nominations is slated for October 26.

For the rest of the 72 constituencies that come under the second phase, the notification would be issued on October 26, while the last day for nominations would be November 2.

He also said that the scrutiny of the nomination papers would take place on November 3 and the final date to withdraw nominations is fixed to November 5.

The election results are slated to be declared on December 12 for this state.

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