EC announces poll dates for Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland



Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Friday announced dates for Assembly elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said that polls will be held in two phases – first phase in Tripura (Feb 14), second phase in Meghalaya and Nagaland (Feb 23). Counting of votes will be held in all three states simultaneously on Feb 28.

Tripura:

Date of notification: Jan 21

Last day for filing of nomination: Jan 28

Scrutiny of paper: Jan 29

Last day of withdrawal of nomination: Jan 31

Poll date: Feb 14

Date of counting: Feb 28

Meghalaya and Nagaland:

Date of notification: Jan 30

Last day for filing of nomination: Feb 06

Scrutiny of paper: Feb 07

Last day of withdrawal of nomination: Feb 09

Poll date: Feb 23

Date of counting: Feb 28

By-polls: By-polls in vacant seats in Assam, Bihar and Maharashtra will be held on Feb 24.

All three states have 60 assembly seats each. The predominantly Meghalaya has 55 seats reserved for the Scheduled Tribes (ST), while Nagaland has 59 reserved for the STs.

Tripura has 10 seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and 20 for the STs.