ECI Announced Assembly Elections for 5 States Will be held in 14th February.

Delhi : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday in a press conference announced Assembly elections in five states– Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur to be held in seven phases through early 2022.

Assembly elections will be held for 403 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, 117 in Punjab, 70 in Uttarakhand 60 in Manipur and 40 in Goa.

The voting in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa assembly elections will be held in single phase on 14 February.The Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections will be held in two phases on 10 and 14 February.

Assembly elections in Manipur will be held in two phases on 27 February and 3 March.
The counting of votes will take place on 10 March.

The elections are set to be held in all five states amid a massive spike in Covid cases nationally fueled by the Omicron variant. The election Commission warned that any violation of model code of conduct, coming into effect with announcement of election schedule, will be strictly dealt with. CEC Sushil Chandra also mentioned that polling stations lower than earlier years or below average voting percentage should take corrective measures.

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