EC to announce poll schedule for 5 states today

New-Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) will announce the schedule for Assembly elections to Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

The announcement regarding the schedule will be made by the Election Commissioner of India at 3.30 pm today.

The polling in the five states is expected to be held between mid-Febraury and early March. The announcement of the elections will kick in the model code of conduct, which bans the government from taking any decision that can influence the poll outcome.

Besides the poll schedule, Covid-19 protocols will also be announced amid the rising number of cases across India.

Last week, the poll body held a meeting with the Health Ministry to discuss the current Covid situation in the five states.

The Health Ministry had submitted a report on the resurgence and the status of vaccination coverage across the nation.

Several political parties have already announced cancellation of political rallies and are focusing more on digital campaigns in the wake of the unabated surge.

 

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