Five states assembly elections dates announced.

assembly elections in indiaNew Delhi: On Saturday, the Election Commission announced that the assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will be held between January 28 and March 3.

Uttar Pradesh will have assembly elections in seven phases from February 4 to 28, whereas Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab will have single-phase elections, the Election Commission declared.

Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi told a press conference that in all of five states counting will be held on March 4.
Uttar Pradesh, with 403 constituencies, will witness polling on February 4, 8, 11, 15, 19, 23 and 28, whereas neighbouring Uttarakhand will have polling on January 30.

The polling in 117 constituencies of Punjab will also be held on January 30.  On the other hand, Manipur (60 constituencies) and Goa (40 constituencies) will have polls on January 28 and March 3 respectively.

The Code of Conduct has come into effect in all the election going states with abrupt effect.

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