New Delhi. Assembly elections are to be held in 5 states of the country, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram. A meeting of the Election Commission is going on in Delhi regarding this. This includes election observers from the five states including Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar.
According to media reports, voting can be held in these states from November 15 to December 7. The dates can be announced any time after October 8. In 2018, the dates were announced on 6 October. Election Commission sources said voting in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Telangana may be held in a single phase like in 2018. In Chhattisgarh too, like last time, voting is likely to be held in two phases.
Voting dates may vary in the five states. Counting of votes in all five states can take place simultaneously between October 10 and 15. Out of the five states where elections are to be held, in four there are more women voters than men.
The tenure of Mizoram Assembly will end on December 17.
The tenure of Mizoram Assembly ends on December 17 this year. BJP’s ally Mizo National Front (MNF) is in power in the northeastern state. The tenure of the assemblies of Telangana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan is ending on different dates in January next year.
Telangana is ruled by the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) led by K. Chandrashekhar Rao, while Madhya Pradesh is ruled by the BJP. There are Congress governments in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.
Efforts to finalize election dates
Before announcing the schedule of assembly elections in five states, the Election Commission has taken stock of the election preparations in Rajasthan, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh.
The Election Commission has called a meeting of its observers on Friday to finalize the strategy for the smooth conduct of the election process.
The day-long meeting of police and observers from the Election Commission is aimed at streamlining the strategy to ensure that the model code is implemented effectively.
People of MP do not want half of the ministers as candidates, 61% of BJP and 41% of Congress MLAs do not like them.
In Madhya Pradesh, people are not liking 50% ministers and 52% MLAs of the present government as candidates for the upcoming assembly elections. Among those who are not liked are 61% of BJP MLAs and 41% of Congress MLAs. It was done for all 230 seats of Madhya Pradesh.
BJP will make MPs contest elections on difficult seats, discussion on the roadmap of Vasundhara’s election role will also be done.
On the lines of Madhya Pradesh, BJP will make MPs contest elections in Rajasthan also. But on difficult seats. The MPs of the state, who attended the meeting of the Central Election Committee and Parliamentary Board in Delhi on Sunday, have been asked to be prepared for the assembly elections.
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