Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar held a press conference to announce the dates of Himachal Pradesh elections. The polling in Himachal Pradesh will take place on November 12. The counting of votes will take place on December 8, 2022. The last day to withdraw the nomination is October 27, 2022. However, the Election Commission did not announce the poll schedule for Gujarat citing past precedence.
The CEC said Commission will take all the equate measures to ensure that the polling across the state is free and fare. He said special team will be constituted to monitor the anomalies in the poll proceedings. Special teams will constantly monitor social media platforms to check fake news in the upcoming assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and respond immediately as it asserted it will not hesitate in taking criminal action wherever required.
Announcing the dates for Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar said the panel has “established social media teams to keep strict vigil on fake news being spread during elections. Social media will be monitored constantly and any fake news would be acted upon immediately penal actions can be taken too”.
The political activities have intensified in the state after the announcement of the dates. Though, its too early to comment on the outcome of the poll but as per the locals in the region, there is a fare chances of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning the polls. Rest things would come to light on December 8, 2022 when the results will be declared.