Poll panel gears up for Guj, Himachal elections
The Election Commission is all geared up to hold the assembly elections of the BJP-ruled Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in December as their assemblies complete the five-year term in January.
There should be no surprise if the BJP leadership gets the Karnataka assembly also dissolved to end the running feud between two factions and pave way for its elections along with Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in December. BJP patriarch Lal Krishna Advani has already hinted to former CM BS Yeddyurappa to dissolve the house than the party come under his constant blackmail.
Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath is traveling to Ahmedabad on Monday with a team to review the poll preparedness in a meeting with the state's chief secretary and the director general of police. He will hold a meeting with the political parties.
He has fixed a similar trip to Shimla on July 12, Election Commission sources said.
They said the Election Commission has to also decide whether to hold the assembly elections of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland completing their term in March along with the Gujarat and Himachal elections or hold them separately.
Karnataka is slated to have polls in May as its assembly completes the terms on June 3
The real mini General Election will be in November-December next year when half a dozen important states of Delhi, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram go to polls and it will set the trend for the Lok Sabha elections due in May, 2014.
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