New Delhi: The Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases whereas Mizoram will see a single phase state election. Counting of votes however will be done on December 11, 2018, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Saturday.
"The assembly elections in Chhattisgarh will be held in 02 phases. The Phase 1 election for 18 seats in Chhattisgarh will be held on November 12, 2018 and Phase 2 election for the remaining 72 seats in Chhattisgarh will be held on November 20, 2018", Chief Election Commissioner of India OP Rawat said Saturday.
"The assembly elections for all 40 seats in Mizoram will be held on November 28, 2018", Rawat said.
Along with Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, the Election Commission of India also announced today the election schedules of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana. The counting of votes in all five states will be done on December 11, 2018. The election result will also be declared on the same day.
Chhattisgarh is currently ruled by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) where the party has 49 of the total 91 seats. On the other hand, Congress has 39 MLAs and BSP has 01 member in the Chhattisgarh assembly.
In Mizoram on the other hand, Congress is ruling the state since last two terms. The Congress has 34 members out of the total 40. The Mizo National Front (MNF) has 05 MLAs and MPC has 01.
The tenure of Chhattisgarh Assembly is ending on January 05, 2019 and that of Mizoram ends on December 15, 2018.
With the announcement of election schedule, the Model Code of Conduct comes into effect immediately from now onwards in all the five poll bound states.
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