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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.

Campaign gears up after EC announces poll dates in Gujarat, tough battle between BJP & Congress

On Thursday today, all speculations came to an end with the Election Commission (EC) announcing the dates for polls in the state. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said Gujarat will go to polls in two phases on December 1 and 5 with the counting of votes on December 8 along with that of Himachal Pradesh.

There are total 182 assembly seats in the state, voting for 89 seats will be held on December 1 and the balance 93 seats on December 5 respectively.

Close fight is between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Congress is yet to gather its strengths and jump into the hurdle. However, large number of locals in the state are saying they want to opt for a change in governance, which means either they would go for AAP or Congress. Congress till now is yet to organize themselves. AAP gets the votes by incumbency factor.

The Commission had announced elections to Himachal Pradesh on October 14 but skipped declaring polls for Gujarat. Whom does the people of Gujarat votes would be known only on December 8 but if we go by the trends then the there is a strong undercurrent for a change in the governance.

Polling in Himachal Pradesh under strict vigil, says CEC

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.