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Elections in UP, Punjab, 3 More States From Feb 10, Results On March 10


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New Delhi:

Dates for Meeting elections in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Punjab, and Uttarakhand had been introduced Saturday afternoon. Polling shall be held over seven phases beginning in UP on February 10, with counting of votes scheduled for March 10.

Uttar Pradesh will vote in every of the seven phases – on February 10, February 14, February 20, February 23, February 27, March 3, and March 7.

Punjab, Goa, and Uttarakhand will vote on February 14.

Manipur will vote in two phases – on February 27 and March 3.

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Counting for all states will happen on March 10

A complete of 690 Meeting constituencies will vote over the subsequent two months, with the utmost in UP (403 seats) adopted by Punjab (117), Uttarakhand (70), Manipur (60) and Goa (40).

The holding of well timed election is the “essence of sustaining democratic governance,” Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra mentioned, as the highest ballot physique defended its choice to go forward with elections regardless of a daunting surge of COVID-19 circumstances in the third wave.

India reported over 1.41 lakh new circumstances this morning – up 21 per cent from yesterday.

The Fee mentioned it had determined to go forward with the polls after detailed discussions with the Union Well being and Dwelling Secretaries, consultants, and well being officers of the involved states.

As a part of its Covid-safety guidelines, the Fee has banned all bodily rallies, roadshows, and conferences until January 15. This order shall be reviewed later because the “floor scenario is dynamic”.

No rallies or political marketing campaign occasions shall be allowed between 8 pm and eight am day-after-day.

All political events have been urged to marketing campaign digitally the place potential, and restrict actions in public. Door-to-door campaigning is restricted to 5 individuals per campaigning staff.

Voting hours in all states have been prolonged by an hour and just one,250 individuals shall be allowed per each. This implies over 30,000 new cubicles – a rise of about 16 per cent – shall be arrange.

Additional, all polling stations shall be outfitted with sanitisers and workers will put on face masks.

Efforts are being made, the Election Fee mentioned, to make sure most protection of double vaccination for voters in every state; he mentioned that over 9 crore voters had obtained each pictures.

All polling workers have been double vaccinated and can get ‘precautionary’ doses.

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Manipur will vote Feb 27 and March 3, whereas Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand will vote Feb 14 (File)

A complete of 18.34 crore individuals, together with service voters, will participate in this election.

Concern had been expressed over the rise in new circumstances because of the elections.

The Allahabad Excessive Courtroom (in UP) earlier requested the Election Fee to think about suspending ballot dates, however the request was turned down after conferences between ballot physique officers, these from the Well being Ministry, and senior docs from AIIMS and nationwide drug regulator over the previous week.

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