EC announces Gujarat Assembly elections date

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, 7:49 am

The term of the 182-member Gujarat Assembly gets over on January 23 next year.

The Election Commission is announcing the schedule for the Gujarat polls. The term of the 182-member Gujarat Assembly gets over on January 23, 2018.

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All critical events of the polling will be covered by CCTVs.

Model Code of Conduct applicable to Union Government also, insists Mr. Joti.

There will be a total of 50, 128 polling stations for 182 seats. And the polls will be fully VVPAT-based. All EVMs to be attached with VVPATs.

Differently-abled voters have been identified and the kind of help needed has also been identified and necessary arrangements have been made to help them vote, the CEC says.

All-woman managed polling stations to be introduced in Gujarat polls, says Mr. Joti. 102 all-woman polling stations will be there.

CEC A.K. Joti: Total 4.33 crore voters.

The Himachal Pradesh Assembly poll will be held in a single phase on November 9, the EC announced on October 12.

The EC has been under attack from Opposition parties for not having announced the dates for Gujarat Assembly elections along with Himachal Pradesh.