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Live Updates: Election Commission Announces Dates For The Upcoming Assembly Elections In 5 States

January 4, 2017
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The Election Commission (EC) announces the dates for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa.

As of now, the commission plans to hold seven-phased assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and single-phased ones in the other states. But considering the perilous law and order situation in Manipur, the EC may opt for multiple phases of polls in the north-eastern state. There is no official word on that yet.

The EC held a meeting yesterday with chief electoral officers in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa to fine tune arrangements.

The law and order situation in Manipur, due to road blockades by some Naga groups, was the focus of attention of the EC in yesterday’s meeting, sources said.

Meanwhile, the Union home ministry will provide around 85,000 security personnel for deployment in the upcoming assembly elections in the five states.

Live Updates:

UP Polls: Phase 1 Feb 11, Phase 2 Feb 15, Phase 3 Feb 19, Phase 4 Feb 23, Phase 5 Feb 27, Phase 6 March 4, Phase 7 March 8

UP Assembly polls: Date of poll for 1st Phase: Feb 11; Phase 2: Feb 15th: ECI

Elections in UP will take place in 7 phases: ECI

Elections in Manipur in 2 phases; Phase 1 polling on March 4th, Phase 2 polling on March 8th : ECI

Elections in Uttarakhand to be held on Feb 15th in single phase: ECI

Goa will hold elections on Feb 4; Punjab will vote on Feb 4: CEC Nasim Zaidi

There will be strict expenditure monitor mechanism to curb black money: CEC Nasim Zaidi

Kiosks/bastas set up by candidates will be deemed to be set up by candidates, to be included in election exp. by candidates: CEC

ECI discourages use of environmentally hazardous material in Assembly Elections campaigns: CEC Nasim Zaidi

Model code of conduct comes into immediate effect: Election Commission

All women-managed polling stations would be set up: CEC Nasim Zaidi

Nearly 160 Million voters will be participating in the polls

“Nearly 160 Million voters will be participating in the polls.There will be complete accountablility of photo voter slips, colourful voter guides will be distributed to each family,” said Nasim Zaidi, ECI while announcing.

1.85 lakh polling stations to be in operation for Assembly Elections to the five states: Nasim Zaidi

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