Published On: Sat, Oct 6th, 2018

EC announces Assembly poll dates for five states, results on December 11

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday announced two-phase poll dates for the 90 seats of the Chhattisgarh Assembly on November 12 and November 20.

Counting of votes and declaration of results would take place on December 11

Addressing a press conference here, 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.”

He said that for the first phase, notification would be issued on October 16, while the last date for nominations would be October 23.

The scrutiny of the nomination papers would take place on October 24 and the last date for the withdrawal of the nominations was October 26.

The notification for the elections in the rest of the 72 constituencies in the second phase would be issued on October 26, while the last day for nominations would be November 2.

He said that the scrutiny of the nomination papers would take place on November 3 and the final date for the withdrawal of the nominations was November 5.

Whereas voting to elect new Assemblies in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram would be held on November 28.

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said the term for the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly expires on January 7, 2019, while the tenure of the 40-member Mizoram Assembly is till December 15, 2018.

On the other hand, Assembly elections in Rajasthan and Telangana, will go to the polls in a single phase on December 7.

With the announcement, the model code of conduct came into force in the two states with immediate effect.

The term of the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly, where the Bharatiya Janata Party is in power, expires on January 20, 2019.

Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader K Chandrasekhar Rao dissolved the house last month — nearly nine months before its term was to end.

Counting of votes and declaration of results would take place on December 11.

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