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Punjab elections likely on Feb 13

Last Updated: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 23:23

New Delhi: Assembly elections in Punjab is
likely to be held on February 13, 2012 and the polling is
expected to be conducted in a single phase.

Sources said the Election Commission has completed all
preparations to hold the elections to the 117-member Punjab
Assembly and an announcement to this effect is expected soon.

"In all probability the Punjab election will be held on
February 13 and it will be single phased," a source said.

Several political parties, including the Congress, have
urged the EC to hold the polls in one phase.

Elections to five states -- Punjab, Uttar Pradesh,
Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa - are due early next year. The
elections schedule for the five states are expected to be
announced by the EC soon.


First Published: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 23:23

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