08 January 2022

Latest News Regarding Assembly Election in 5 states

 Latest News Regarding Assembly Election in 5 states .

Elections for the 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases starting February 10, the Election Commission said today, announcing the polling dates in five states. The majority of phases will be in February, when the third wave of Covid is expected to peak.

The polling dates will be February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, March 3 and 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10, the Election Commission said.

To ensure safety, the Election Commission has banned all physical rallies and meetings till January 15, saying the decision will be reviewed after that in view of the "dynamic" ground situation

Political parties will have to compulsorily explain the reasons behind the selection of candidates with a criminal past, said the Election Commission today, adding that "winnability" as reason alone will not suffice.

The poll body made it clear that the parties will have to publish information about the candidates.

"It is mandatory for political parties to upload on their website detailed information regarding individuals with pending criminal cases selected as poll candidates. They will also have to give a reason to select the candidate," said Sushil Chandra, the Chief Election Commissioner

Dates for Assembly elections in five states - Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Punjab, and Uttarakhand - were announced Saturday afternoon. The five states will vote over seven phases starting February 10, with counting of votes scheduled for March 10.

Uttar Pradesh will vote in each of the seven phases - on February 10, February 14, February 20, February 23, February 27, March 3, and March 7.

Punjab, Goa, and Uttarakhand will vote on February 14.

Manipur will vote in two phases on February 27 March 3.

A total of 690 Assembly constituencies will vote over the next two months, with the maximum in UP (403 seats) followed by Punjab (117), Uttarakhand (70), Manipur (60) and Goa (40).

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