After holding a series of meetings with the health officials, the Election Commission of India on Saturday announces the schedule for the upcoming assembly elections in Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Out of these 5 poll-bound states, the BJP is in power in 4 states including Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh. While the term of the current Uttar Pradesh assembly is ending in May, those of the other four assemblies are ending on different dates in March.
7-phase election in UP: Statewise dates here
Uttar Pradesh to go to poll in 7 phases from February 10 to March 7; Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa to vote on February 14 & Manipur to vote on February 2 and March 3.
Polling to begin on Feb 10, counting on March 10
Here are the details of the 7 phases
Phase 1: Feb 10
Phase 2: Feb 14 (Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa)
Phase 3: Feb 20 (Only Uttar Pradesh)
Phase 4: Feb 23
Phase 5: Feb 27 (Manipur)
Phase 6: March 3 (Manipur)
Phase 7: March 7
Counting: March 10
No roadshow, political rally allowed till January 15
Reducing physical contact, emphasis on virtual rallies
No roadshow, physical rally till January 15
EC announces campaign curfew after 8pm
No victory procession
Maximum 5 people allowed for door-to-door campaigning
CEC said the guidelines will be reviewed after January 15 after analysing the Covid situation.