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Highlights: EC announces poll dates for MP, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana; counting on Dec 11

Election Commission poll dates announcement Highlights: The schedule for elections to the five states, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan Mizoram and Telangana was announced by CEC O P Rawat.

EC to announce dates of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram elections today
Election Commission poll dates announcement LIVE UPDATES: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) O P Rawat is expected to announce the schedule for the Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram elections on Saturday. (PTI Photo/File)

The Election Commission Saturday announced dates for the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana. With the announcement of the poll dates by the ECI, the Model Code of Conduct has come into force with immediate effect.

The election in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases, in the first stage, elections will be held in 18 assembly constituencies on November 12. In the second phase, the election in 72 constituencies will be held on November 20. Legislative elections in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram will be held on November 28. Meanwhile, in Rajasthan and Telangana will go to polls on December 7 in a single phase.

Counting of votes in all five states will be held on December 11, 2018, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) O P Rawat announced in the press conference.

Mizoram’s 50-member House expires on December 15, 2018. Chhattisgarh’s Assembly, comprising 90 members, ends on January 5, 2019. The tenure of the Madhya Pradesh 230-member House expires on January 7, 2019. The 200-member Rajasthan House expires on January 20, 2019. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao recently dissolved the House to avoid a possible clubbing of Assembly polls with the Lok Sabha elections.

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Telangana Assembly Elections 2018: Date of voting, results

Date of issue of gazette notification: November 12, 2019
Last date of nomination: November 19, 2018
Scrutiny of nomination: November 20, 2018
Last date of withdrawal of candidature: November 22, 2018
Date of polling: December 7, 2018
Date of counting: December 11, 2018

Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018: Date of voting, results

The Election Commission has said that the people of Rajasthan will vote on December 7 and the results will be out on December 11, 2018.

Date of issue of gazette notification:  November 12, 2019
Last date of nomination: November 19, 2018
Scrutiny of nomination: November 20, 2018
Last date of withdrawal of candidature: November 22, 2018
Date of polling: December 7, 2018
Date of counting: December 11, 2018

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018: Date of voting, results

Madhya Pradesh will go to polls on November 28 and the counting of votes will be done on December 11, the EC has announced.

Date of issue of gazette notification: November 2, 2018
Date of polling: November 28, 2018
Date of counting: December 11, 2018

In the last assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, the BJP had won 166 seats in the House and elected Shivraj Singh Chouhan as CM.

Complete schedule for assembly elections in Mizoram

The issue of Notification: Nov 02
Last date of nomination: Nov 09
Scrutiny of nominations: Nov 12
Last date of withdrawal of nominations: Nov 14
Election day: Nov 28
Counting of polls: December 11

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Tight schedule for polls in five states

Counting of votes on December 18

Counting of votes in all five states will be held on December 11, 2018, the Election Commission announced in a press conference. By-polls in Shimoga, Bellary and Mandya in Karnataka to be held on November 03.

Election in MP and Mizoram on November 28

Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram assembly elections to be held on 28th November. In Rajasthan and Telangana the elections will be held on December 7 in a single phase. 

Chhattisgarh election to be held in two phases on November 12, 20

The election in Chhattisgarh to be held on November 12 in affected areas in 18 assembly constituency. In the second phase, the election in 72 constituencies will be held on November 20.

Code of conduct to come into effect immediately

Model code of conduct to come into force in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram with immediate effect. 

Polls to be held before December 15, as assemblies come to an end by mid January 2019

Simultaneous elections will be held in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, before 15th December: CEC OP Rawat in Delhi

Latest Mark III EVM to be used in the assembly elections: ECI

ECI says voter assistance kiosk to be set up at all booths during the assembly elections in all the states. With regard to EVM and VVPAT, the ECI chairman said that all the machines being used are latest Mark III and have been produced at BEL. Mock polls will be conducted before the start of polls. 

CEC urges political parties to use eco-friendly material to prepare campaign material.

Legislative assemblies in the five states end by January 2019

Mizoram’s 50-member House expires on December 15, 2018. Chhattisgarh’s Assembly, comprising 90 members, ends on January 5, 2019. The tenure of the Madhya Pradesh 230-member House expires on January 7, 2019. The 200-member Rajasthan House expires on January 20, 2019. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao recently dissolved the House to avoid a possible clubbing of Assembly polls with the Lok Sabha elections.

ECI chairman apologises for changing the time of press conference, clarifies compulsion that led to it

ECI chairman clarifies that certain compulsion forced the commission to change the timing of the press conference to announce the election dates earlier in the day. The chairman declines to make any comment on Congress allegations against the Commission. 

Akhilesh Yadav will 'consult' BSP and the Gondwana Gantantra Party for alliance in MP

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said it has "waited too long" for the Congress and will now "consult" the BSP and the Gondwana Gantantra Party for an alliance in the Madhya Pradesh polls. The move comes days after BSP president Mayawati parted ways with the Congress, alleging that the Rahul Gandhi-led party was adopting a stubborn attitude and it was out to finish her party.

Poll schedule may be announced for Telangana

The commission is likely to announce the poll schedule for Telangana as well. The KCR-led government in the state had dissolved the assembly nine months before the end of its term. The election code of conduct comes into play with immediate effect in these states. 

Yashwant Sinha says delay in EC presser 'very sad'

After the Congress alleged that the Election Commission's press conference today was delayed due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally, former Union minister Yashwant Sinha has claimed the same. "Unfortunate that Election Commission postponed announcement of election dates in 5 states only to enable Modi to address his public meeting in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Very sad," he tweeted.

Congress has been in power for almost a decade in Mizoram

The Congress has been in power in Mizoram since 2008. In 2013, it had won the Assembly election after securing 34 seats in the 40-member House. Lal Thanhawala was elected Chief Minister of the state.

EC on VVPAT machines

Here's an advertisement in The Indian Express today by the Election Commision on VVPAT machines — an independent printer system attached with the EVM that allows voters to verify that their votes are cast as intended. Since 2000, the EC has used EVMs in state Assembly elections and the Lok Sabha polls.

Telangana schedule likely to be announced today

The Election Commission may announce dates for the Telangana Assembly elections as well. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao recently dissolved the House to avoid a possible clubbing of Assembly polls with the Lok Sabha elections. KCR's Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) won 82 seats in the 120 member House. It was the first elected government in the state after bifurcation. Read more here.

Congress alleges presser delayed due to PM's rally at 1 pm

The press conference, which was earlier reportedly scheduled at 12.30 pm, is now at 3 pm. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala claims that the briefing has been delayed because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Rajasthan at 1 pm. Taking to Twitter, Surjewala lists "3 facts" and asks people to draw their own conclusions. See his tweet below.

Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram polls dates today: Tenure of each House

Mizoram’s 50-member House expires on December 15, 2018. Chhattisgarh’s Assembly, comprising 90 members, ends on January 5, 2019. The tenure of the Madhya Pradesh 230-member House expires on January 7, 2019. The 200-member Rajasthan House expires on January 20, 2019.

EC announcement on poll dates for Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram today

The Election Commission will announce the schedule for elections to four states — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram — on Saturday. The Model Code of Conduct will kick in as soon as the announcement is made. Stay tuned as we bring you the latest news. 

EC announces poll dates for MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram: Here’s when you will vote, results

Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana election dates announcement LIVE UPDATES: The Model Code of Conduct kicks in when the announcement is made.

Election Commission announces polls dates for Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram:

The Election Commission will announce dates for the Assembly elections to five states today — Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Telangana. The tenures of four states, excluding Telangana, end by January 2019. The Telangana House was recently dissolved, warranting early elections in the state.

The Congres has been in power in Mizoram since 2008. It won the 2013 Assembly election after securing 34 seats in the 40-member House. Lal Thanhawala was elected CM of the state.

The BJP is in power in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In Rajasthan, the party has 160 seats in the 200-member House. Vasundhara Raje in the CM of Rajasthan. In Madhya Pradesh, it won 166 seats in the House and elected Shivraj Singh Chouhan as CM. The BJP won the Chhattisgarh polls in 2013, securing 49 seats in the 91-member House. The Congress came a close second with 39 seats. Raman Singh was elected CM.

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