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EC announces poll dates for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Telangana; counting on Dec 11

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 06 Oct 2018, 05:58:17 PM
LIVE | EC to announce poll dates for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya (File Photo)

New Delhi:

The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday announced the dates for the Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram Assembly polls. While Chhattisgarh will go to the polls in two phases on November 12 and 20, the Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram Assembly elections will be held on November 28.

Polling in Rajasthan and Telangana will be held on December 7, announced Chief Election Commissioner (CEO) OP Rawat. Counting of votes will be held across all the five states on December 11, he said. 

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In the run up to the elections ahead and in an effort to woos voters, all major parties have started holding public rallies in the poll-bound states - Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a BJP rally in Ajmer, Rajasthan, while BJP president Amit Shah has visited Indore, Madhya Pradesh.  Congress president Rahul Gandhi also visited Madhya Pradesh and is addressing election rallies in several cities in the state on Saturday, party sources said.

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On October 4, the Union Home Ministry had ordered the deployment of 25,000 troops for election duty in the poll-bound states. These paramilitary and state police personnel, part of the additional 250 companies to be sent in for the polls, have been asked to take position by October 15 in states assigned to them.

While 50 fresh companies each have been marked to be sent to Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the highest of 150 such teams have been earmarked by the ministry to be sent to Chhattisgarh that has its southern part affected by a high-level threat of Maoist violence.

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First Published : 06 Oct 2018, 10:24:17 AM