Election dates for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana out, results on Dec 11

Polls will be held for 90 seats in Chhattisgarh, 230 in MP, 40 in Mizoram, 119 in Telangana and 200 in Rajasthan.

Highlights

  • Chhattisgarh will go to polls in two phases on November 12 and November 20
  • Telangana and Rajasthan will go to polls together on December 7
  • MP and Mizoram will go to polls together on November 28

The Election Commission of India today announced election dates for assembly elections in five states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, and Telangana. Chief Election Commissioner, OP Rawat, announced the election dates for the five states.

The election in Chhattisgarh will take place in two phases. The election in phase one (18 seats) will take on November 12. For the second phase (72 seats) voting will be held on November 20.

  • For Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram voting will be held in a single phase on November 28.
  • For Rajasthan and Telangana voting will be held in a single phase on December 7.
  • Results for all the five states will be out on December 11.

These five assembly elections would be crucial for the BJP as it gears up for the Lok Sabha election next year. The BJP is in power in three of these states — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. While the Congress is in power in Mizoram, Telangana Rashtra Samithi was in power in Telangana before the assembly was dissolved. The election code of conduct comes into play with immediate effect in these states.

Here is the complete schedule for assembly elections in the five states:

CHHATTISGARH

Elections will be held in two phases. Phase one includes the left-wing extremism-affected areas with 18 seats and phase two includes 72 seats.

Phase 1

  • Last date of filing nomination – October 23
  • Date of scrutiny – October 24
  • Last date for withdrawal of candidature – October 26
  • Date of voting – November 12
  • Counting date – December 11

Phase 2

  • Last date of filing nomination – November 2
  • Date of scrutiny – November 3
  • Last date for withdrawal of candidature – November 5
  • Date of voting – November 20
  • Counting date – December 11

Chhattishgarh Election 2018Image source: NDTV

MADHYA PRADESH and MIZORAM

Election schedule in Madhya Pradesh (230 seats) and Mizoram (40 seats) will be the same. Elections will be held in a single phase in both states.

  • Last date of filing nomination – November 9
  • Date of scrutiny – November 12
  • Last date for withdrawal of candidature – November 14
  • Date of voting – November 28
  • Counting date – December 11

Madhya Pradesh Election 2018

Mizoram Election 2018

TELANGANA and RAJASTHAN

Telangana and Rajasthan will go to polls together. Elections will be held in a single phase in both states.

  • Last date of filing nomination – November 19
  • Date of scrutiny – November 20
  • Last date for withdrawal of candidature – November 22
  • Date of voting – December 7
  • Counting date – December 11

Telangana Election 2018

Rajasthan Election 2018

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