EC announces poll schedule in Tripura, Meghalaya & Nagaland

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday held a Press Conference to announce the poll dates in the states – Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland. CEC Kumar alongwith Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel took stock of the practical situation across these poll bound states. The team also toon the forthcoming the Board examinations and the movement of security forces.

Polling will take place in two phases – Tripura will vote in a single phase on February 16. Meghalaya and Nagaland will vote on February 27. The courting of votes will take place on March 2, 2023. A total of 62.8 lakh voters will cast their vote in the three states, with around 2.8 lakh new voters added to the list, said Rajiv Kumar.

The tenures of the three assemblies, with 60 seats each, end on March 12, 15 and 22, respectively.

Over an estimated 62.8 lakh electors will take part in the polls across Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura that will include over 31.47 lakh female electors, 97,000 80 voters, and 31,700 PwD voters. Over 1.76 lakh first-time voters to participate in the elections in 3 states.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power in Tripura, and a part of the ruling coalitions with the National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in Nagaland and with the National People’s Party (NPP) in Meghalaya.

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