2013 Assembly polls: Election in five states in November-December

October 04, 2013 05:05 PM

NEW DELHI: Assembly elections will take place in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram in November-December, the Election Commission announced Friday.

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said Delhi will go to election in single phase on December 4, Rajasthan in single phase as well on December 1, Madhya Pradesh will go to polls on November 25, and Mizoram on December 4.

Chhattisgarh will have two-phase polls on November 11 and 19.

The counting of votes will be held together for all five states on December 8. The model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect in all five states.

In Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is seeking a record fourth straight term in office. The full Election Commission met earlier this morning to finalise the dates for the Assembly Elections.

The panel has already asked the Union Home Ministry for 60,000 paramilitary personnel to be deployed in five states ahead of the polls. The Assembly Elections are crucial as they are being considered a semi-final before the General Elections in 2014.

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