Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Highlights: Five states to vote in seven phases from February 10 to March 7, results to be declared on March 10

State Assembly Election 2022 Full Schedule, Election Commission Press Conference Highlights: The Election Commission said that elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa will be held under strict Covid protocol. The poll panel also banned all election rallies till January 15 in view of rising Covid infections in the country and advised parties to to campaign through the virtual medium.

CEC Sushil Chandra said that conducting election amid Covid threat is very challenging.

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, UP, Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand Election Full Schedule: The Election Commission of India today sounded the poll bugle for assembly elections in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. While Uttar Pradesh will vote in seven phases from February 10 to March 7, Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab will vote in a single phase on February 14. Voting in Manipur, on the other hand, will be held in two phases on February 27 and March 3, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said, adding that the counting of votes will be held on March 10. Elections will be held in 403 assembly seats in UP, 117 in Punjab, 70 in Uttarakhand, 60 in Manipur and 40 in Goa. While the Bharatiya Janata Party faces the challenge to retain its government in four of these five poll-bound states, Punjab is expected to witness a four-cornered contest.

Elections in these five states, the third round after Bihar and West Bengal in the shadow of the pandemic, will be held amid strict Covid-19 protocols, CEC Chandra said, advising caution over panic to ensure the safe conduct of polls. The measures announced to this effect include a ban on all poll rallies till January 15 and curbs on political gatherings, door-to-door campaigns, nukkad sabhas, among others. The CEC said that to ensure the safety of officials involved in the poll process, all poll officials will be treated as frontline workers and also be administered booster vaccine doses. The CEC said that conducting elections amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge, but the decision to go ahead was taken after detailed deliberations with all stakeholders.

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Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Updates: Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh (UP) Assembly Election Dates Announcement Highlights

6:17 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: People will bless BJP again, says Nadda

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: BJP president J P Nadda on Saturday expressed confidence that his party will emerge victorious in the assembly polls in five states with a big majority, soon after the Election Commission announced the poll schedule. People will again bless the BJP, which will return to power with big majority and take development works to new heights, he said.

6:17 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Goa Assembly Election Dates Announced: Check key details here

Goa Assembly Election 2022 Dates Announced: Check key details here

4:19 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Check full poll schedule of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Check full poll schedule of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur

4:13 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Manipur to vote in two phases; Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand in single phase

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Manipur to vote in two phases; Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand in single phase

4:12 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: UP to vote in seven phase

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: UP to vote in seven phase

4:11 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: First phase voting in Uttar Pradesh on Feb 10

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: First phase voting in Uttar Pradesh on Feb 10

4:09 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Notification to be issued from January 14, says CEC

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Notification to be issued from January 14, says CEC

4:05 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Only five person allowed for door to door campaigning, says EC

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Only five person allowed for door to door campaigning, says EC

4:04 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: More virtual rallies should be done, says EC

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: More virtual rallies should be done, says EC

4:03 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: No roadshow and rallies, padyatra, bicycle, vehicle rally allowed till January, says EC

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: No roadshow and rallies, padyatra, bicycle, vehicle rally allowed till January, says EC

3:59 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: All polling booths will be fully sanitized, says CEC Chandra

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: All polling booths will be fully sanitized, says CEC Chandra

3:56 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Holding timely election essence of maintaining democratic governance, says CEC Chandra

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Holding timely election essence of maintaining democratic governance, says CEC Chandra

3:51 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: CEC Chandra urges voters to use C-vigil app

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: CEC Chandra urges voters to use C-vigil app to report model code violations

3:48 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: EVMs to have VVPAT, says Election Commission

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: EVMs to have VVPAT, says Election Commission

3:47 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: EC to monitor candidate’s expenditure, says CEC Chandra

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: EC to monitor candidate's expenditure, says CEC Chandra. Candidates allowed to spent Rs 40 lakh in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and Rs 28 lakh in Manipur and Goa.

3:45 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Arrangement of webcasting should be done at critical booths, says CEC Chandra

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Arrangement of webcasting should be done at critical booths, says CEC Chandra.

3:44 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Political parties to explain why they selected candidate with criminal background, says CEC

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Political parties to explain why they selected candidate with criminal background, says CEC

3:44 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Criminal background of candidates should be published mandatorily, says CEC

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Criminal background of candidates should be published mandatorily, says CEC.

3:42 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Person with disabilities to be given priority, says CEC

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Person with disabilities to be given priority, says CEC

3:41 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Number of voters per booth reduced, says CEC

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Number of voters per booth reduced to 1250 to earlier 1500, says CEC Chandra. Total number of poll booths goes over by 16 per cent.

3:37 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: 18.34 crore electors eligible to vote, says CEC

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: 18.34 crore electors eligible to vote, says CEC

3:35 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: CEC details new protocols amid Covid pandemic

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: CEC details new protocols amid Covid pandemic. Commission visited poll-bound states and discussed with political parties to take stock of the poll preparedness. “We also met health secretary, union home secretary,” said CEC Chandra.

3:33 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Conducting election challenging amid COVID, says CEC

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Conducting election challenging amid COVID, says CEC Chandra

3:33 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Total 690 assembly constituencies to go to polls, says CEC Chandra

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Total 690 assembly constituencies to go to polls, says CEC Chandra

3:31 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: EC’s press meet begins

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: EC's press meet begins

3:26 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: EC press briefing to start shortly

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: EC press briefing to start shortly. CEC Sushil Chandra to announce poll dates for five states – Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand.

3:00 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Congress ready to take support of any party willing to defeat BJP in Goa, says Chidambaram

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: The Congress is ready to accept the support of any party that is keen to defeat the BJP in the upcoming Goa Assembly elections, senior leader P Chidambaram said on Saturday. His statement has come shortly after Trinamool Congress Party's Goa desk in-charge Mahua Moitra suggested that the Mamata Banerjee-led party was open to a pre-poll alliance with the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and Congress.

2:38 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: CEC Sushil Chandra along with ECs Rajiv Kumar & Anup Chandra Pandey to announce poll dates

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: CEC Sushil Chandra along with ECs Rajiv Kumar & Anup Chandra Pandey, to address a Press Conference today @ 3:30 pm to announce Schedule for General Elections to Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand & UP.

https://twitter.com/ECISVEEP/status/1479731627525742594

2:15 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Goa assembly polls likely in single phase

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Goa assembly polls for the 40 seats is likely to be held in single phase.

1:56 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Manipur may go to polls in two phases

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: The 60 assembly seats of Manipur may go to polls in two phases, just like the 2017 polls. However, given the COVID threat, the number of polling booths are likely to go up this time.

1:40 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Uttar Pradesh likely to go to polls in multiple phases

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Uttar Pradesh is likely to go to polls in eight to ten phases given a surge in COVID-19 cases as well as lesser number of voters per booth this year.

1:18 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Call to ban big rallies

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Over the last few months, there have been call to ban big rallies. The Congress party recently cancelled all its marathon events under Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon campaign in Uttar Pradesh. It also wrote to the EC urging the poll body to stop big rallies by PM Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath.

12:50 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Nishad Party to contest 24 seats in Uttar Pradesh

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Nishad Party to contest 24 seats in Uttar Pradesh

Nishad Party will fight on 24 seats and we will soon release a list of candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, says Nishad Party Chief Sanjay Nishad in Lucknow

12:38 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Allahabad HC dismissed plea against party symbol of BJP, Congress

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Allahabad HC dismissed plea against party symbol of BJP, Congress

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking quashing of the recognition and symbols allotted to the BJP and the Congress. The petitioner had alleged that the Election Commission does not have any power to grant recognition and symbol to a political party.

12:27 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Political parties told EC to hold polls

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: During their review meeting with the Election Commission, all political parties told EC that it should hold polls but with a stricter COVID-19 guidelines.

12:15 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Poll expenditure limit hiked

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Two days ago, the Election Commission has hiked the poll expenditure limit for the candidates. Now an MLA candidate can spend up to Rs 40 lakh in bigger states and Rs 28 lakh in smaller states.

https://twitter.com/SpokespersonECI/status/1479104483317542920

12:08 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Model Code of Conduct comes into effect today

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: With the poll dates announcement, Model Code of Conduct will come into effect from today. The elections are likely to be held in multiple phases given the COVID-19 threat.

12:06 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: Poll campaign in full swing

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: The campaigning by all political parties in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand has been in full swing.

12:05 (IST) 8 Jan 2022
Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: EC press meet comes after stakeholders consultation

Assembly Election 2022 Dates, Schedule Live Updates: The Election Commission's press meet comes after it consulted the relevant stakeholders about holding elections at a time when the COVID-19 cases are on a surge.

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