Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 17 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
5 Indian states to hold polls from next month
RESMI SIVARAM January 05, 2017
 Print    Send to Friend

NEW DELHI: Five states including India’s largest Uttar Pradesh will vote in multi-phased elections between Feb.4 and March 8 for election of new state assemblies.

The Election Commission of India, which announced the poll dates, said on Wednesday that vote counting will take place on March 11.

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said UP elections will be stretched out into seven phases. Punjab and Goa will vote in a single phase on Feb.4.

Uttarakhand will vote on Feb.15 and Manipur in two phases on March 4 and 8. A total of 690 assembly constituencies will go to polls in these elections.

Twenty three of these have been reserved from Scheduled Tribes candidates while 133 are Scheduled Caste reserved. The legislative term of Uttar Pradesh ends on May 27.

Goa has 40 assembly seats, Manipur has 60, Punjab has 117, Uttarakhand has 70 while Uttar Pradesh has 403.

Over 160 million voters - that’s the size of the electorate in these assembly elections. There will be 1,85,000 polling stations across five states.

Zaidi said voter facilitation posters will be displayed at every polling booth, including voting procedure, dos and don’ts, etc.

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Bamboo will be treated as grass, not tree: Modi
MANDLA: From now onwards, bamboo will be treated as a grass and not a tree, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. Addressing a gathering of tribals in Mandla t..
Death for rapists of below-16 girls in India
NEW DELHI: The union government has moved to bring a law that mandates death for rapists of children under the age of 16. A decision to issue an ordinance for this pur..
India considering death penalty for child rapists
New Delhi: The Indian government said on Friday it is looking to introduce the death penalty for child rapists after nationwide outrage over the brutal gang rape and murd..
India promises quick fix as ATMs run dry
NEW DELHI: The Government of India said on Tuesday it has moved swiftly to fix an ATM cash crunch reported from some parts of the country. ATMs in several cities, oper..
Indian policemen involved in Kathua rape sacked
JAMMU: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants Indian authorities to ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” gang rape and murder of Asifa, an eight-year-old g..
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright