Five states to have assembly elections in November

Madhya Pradesh goes to polls on Nov 17, Rajasthan on Nov 23, results on Dec 3

GN Bureau | October 9, 2023


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Chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar addressing the press conference in New Delhi on Monday.
Chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar addressing the press conference in New Delhi on Monday.

The Election Commission of India on Monday announced the dates of the much-awaited assembly elections to the five states – Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana.

On November 7, the first phase of polling will be held in Chhattisgarh, when Mizoram too will vite. The second phase for Chhattisgarh taking place on Nov 17, when the neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh too will have its polls. On Nov 23, Rajasthan will vote for the next assembly, while Telangana goes to polls on Nov 30.

Votes will be counted for all states on Dec 3, and the results are expected to be out on the same day.

These are the last major state elections before the general elections to the Lok Sabha, scheduled by April 2024.

The announcement was made by chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar while interacting with mediapersons at a press conference.

The Commission has prepared the schedule for holding “General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana after taking into consideration all relevant aspects like climatic conditions, academic calendar, board examination, major festivals, prevailing law and order situation in the state(s), availability of central armed police forces, time needed for movement, transportation and timely deployment of forces and in-depth assessment of other relevant ground realities, the ECI said in a release.
 

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