New Delhi: The dates for assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will be announced today. As per sources, Gujarat elections will be held in 2 phases while the Himachal elections will be in a single phase.
The announcement will be made at 4 PM in Delhi today. The three-member Election Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner AK Jyoti will address a press conference where the full poll schedule for the two states will be released.
Nirvachan Sadan, 4 PM today: Presser by the Election Commission, to announce schedule for Assembly Elections to Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh pic.twitter.com/rYX4Ic01VX
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The tenure of 182-member Gujarat assembly is due to end on 22 January 2018. Elections in Gujarat in 2012 were held in two phases on 13 and 17 December 2012 respectively.
The term of the 68-member Himachal Assembly ends on 7 January 2018.
Both Congress and BJP have been holding heated campaigns in Gujarat. The Congress has been attacking BJP on several issues including demonetisation and cow vigilantism and the BJP has been hitting out at the former over dynastic politics.
Aam Aadmi Party and the Patidar agitation may also hold importance in the upcoming elections.