Chhattisgarh Polls to Be Held on 12 and 20 November
Chhattisgarh will be going to polls in two phases, with elections being held on 12 November and 20 November.
Model Code of Conduct in 4 States to Come Into Effect Today
The model code of conduct will come into force in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh and Mizroram from today, that is, 6 October, the CEC said.
Simultaneous Elections to be Held in 4 States Before 15 December
The Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said that simultaneous elections will be held in MP, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram before 15 December.
Watch: EC Announces Dates for Polls in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram
Didn’t Shift Presser for Modi’s Rally, Says Election Commission
After receiving criticism over allegedly deferring the announcement of dates for the Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram elections till after a rally by PM Modi in Ajmer, the Election Commission said that they did not defer the announcement on account of the rally.
What Does the Latest Survey on Upcoming Elections Predict?
According to the latest survey, carried out by ABP News in collaboration with CVoter, the BJP would have won the general elections were they held on 4 October.
The “Desh Ka Mood” survey noted that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would have secured 276 of the 543 seats – a noticeable drop from the 336 seats with which the ruling alliance won the General Elections in 2014.
Close to 47 percent of the citizens in the survey felt that the Narendra Modi government should not be given another chance in 2019.
Congress Questions EC’s Independence
The Election Commission’s press conference was reportedly shifted from 12:30 pm on Saturday to 3 pm, prompting the Congress to allege that PM Modi’s rally in Ajmer was the reason.
In a tweet, the party spokesperson questioned the election body’s “independence”.
EC to Announce Dates of Assembly Elections in Four States Today
The Election Commission will announce the dates of the Assembly elections in four states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.
The commission has convened a press conference Saturday afternoon. It will also most likely announce the poll schedule for Telangana.
Sources in the commission said that the entire election exercise will be completed by the first week of December.
While polls in Chhattisgarh are likely to be held in two phases, elections in the other states might see polling in one phase, they said.
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