Elections to assemblies of all of the 5 states — Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur shall be accomplished in seven phases with UP being the primary to go to polls on February 10, the Election Commission introduced on Saturday. Addressing a press convention, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra stated the voting in Uttar Pradesh shall be unfold over all seven phases scheduled on February 10, February 14, February 27, February 23, February 27, March three and March 7, voting in Manipur will happen in two phases scheduled on February 27 and March three whereas Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa elections shall be carried out in a single section on February 14.
The mannequin code of conduct, which is a set of tips issued by the the ballot physique for conduct of political events and candidates throughout elections primarily with respect to speeches, polling day, polling cubicles, portfolios, election manifestos, processions and normal conduct, additionally comes into impact from at present following this announcement.
The fee stated it labored on primarily three goals for the upcoming elections: Covid free elections, peaceable and clear polls and most voter participation. With India combating a 3rd wave of Covid-19 triggered by the contagious Omicron variant, strict Covid protocols may even be in place, stated the Election Commission.
According to the info given out by the EC, 18.34 crore electors will take part within the upcoming elections, out of which, 8.55 are girls. The Commission additionally stated that each poll-bound state could have a sales space that may solely be managed by girls.