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Assembly Elections 2022 schedule: Uttar Pradesh polls between Feb 10 to March 7; Punjab on Feb 14: Highlights from EC briefing

Assembly Elections 2022 schedule: Uttar Pradesh polls between Feb 10 to March 7; Punjab on Feb 14: Highlights from EC briefing

Assembly Elections 2022 schedule: Uttar Pradesh polls between Feb 10 to March 7; Punjab on Feb 14: Highlights from EC briefing
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Election Commission media briefing on Assembly Elections 2022 schedule Highlights: Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra on Saturday announced a seven-phase poll schedule for the upcoming assembly elections in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa amid strict COVID-19 protocols including a blanket ban on physical rallies until Jan 15. The poll body will review situation on January 15 and update on the ban further.  Among states, Uttar Pradesh to go to poll in 7 phases from 10th Feb to 7th March; Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa to vote on 14th February & Manipur to vote on 27th Feb & 3 March; Counting of votes on 10th March. 

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Jan 8, 2022 6:11 PM

Ensure social distancing, limit number of people in rallies: Healthcare experts to poll-bound states

As the Election Commission announced assembly poll schedule for five states , healthcare experts have advised these states to ensure social distancing norms are followed and set a limit on the number of people attending rallies, saying violations of Covid guidelines can have severe repercussions at this critical stage of the pandemic.

With the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic unfolding, the commission has set new protocols to ensure "Covid safe" elections to 690 assembly seats across the five states, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra told reporters here. Healthcare experts cautioned that any violations of rules at this critical time can have severe repercussions in view of the current COVID-19 situation in the country.

Jan 8, 2022 6:02 PM

BJP to get 'overwhelming majority', says Yogi after EC announces poll dates

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday welcomed the announcement of poll dates in the state and said the BJP will return to power with an "overwhelming majority". The Election Commission has announced seven-phase voting in Uttar Pradesh starting February 10. Counting of votes will take place in March, along with four other poll-bound states.

"We welcome the festival of democracy. "With the blessings of the people and on the basis of the double engine government's achievements, the BJP will form its government with an overwhelming majority," Adityanath tweeted in Hindi.

Jan 8, 2022 5:54 PM

AAP is ready: Arvind Kejriwal after poll schedule announcement

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said his party is ready to contest the assembly polls in various states, including Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The AAP national convenor made the remark soon after the Election Commission announced the poll schedules for five states, including Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa, besides UP and Punjab assemblies.

The dates for the elections have been announced. The Aam Aadmi Party is ready, Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi. The AAP has decided to contest in all these states barring Manipur.

Jan 8, 2022 5:53 PM

CAIT demand online voting provision 

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) appreciated the Election Commission of India’s move to ban physical campaign rallies until January 15 and has requested the poll body to continue the ban through the entire campaign period. It has also called for the EC to provide an option to cast votes online.

Jan 8, 2022 5:46 PM

Uttar Pradesh assembly poll schedule 

Voting in Uttar Pradesh will take place on all days of the seven-phased assembly elections 2022. In the first phase on Feb 10, voters of 58 constituencies will cast their ballot, followed by 55 constituencies in Phase 2, 59 constituencies in Phase 3, 60 constituencies each in Phase 4 and 5, 57 in Phase 6 and 54 in the last phase of polling. 

Assembly Elections 2022 schedule: Uttar Pradesh polls between Feb 10 to March 7; Punjab on Feb 14: Highlights from EC briefing
Jan 8, 2022 5:43 PM

All set for the Big Day: Captain Amarinder Singh as EC announces poll dates 

"Sooner the better. We are all set for the Big Day that will decide the future of Punjab. I appeal to the people to participate in the carnival of democracy with full spirit while at the same time observing all COVID-related protocols," former Punjab CM said in a tweet. 

Jan 8, 2022 5:18 PM
Assembly elections 2022 in 5 states begin on Feb 10, vote counting on March 10: Election Commission
Assembly elections 2022 dates announced: The polling exercise across five states— Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa, and Uttarakhand— will take place in seven phases, starting from…
Assembly Elections 2022 schedule: Uttar Pradesh polls between Feb 10 to March 7; Punjab on Feb 14: Highlights from EC briefing
Jan 8, 2022 5:08 PM

ECI will not interfere in presentation of the budget, which is an annual exercise for the whole country, says EC

Jan 8, 2022 4:34 PM

Full Schedule | Elections in 5 States to Start from Feb 10, Results on March 10

First Phase UP – 10th Feb

Second Phase UP – 14th Feb Punjab – 14th Feb Uttarakhand – 14th Feb Goa – 14th Feb

Third Phase UP – 20th Feb

Fourth Phase UP – 23rd Feb

Fifth Phase UP – 27th Feb Manipur – 27th Feb

Sixth Phase UP – 3rd March Manipur – 3rd March

Seventh Phase UP – 7th March

Results 10th March (5 States)

Jan 8, 2022 4:25 PM

ECI will not interfere in presentation of the budget, which is an annual exercise for the whole country

Jan 8, 2022 4:24 PM

Uttar Pradesh to go to poll in 7 phases from 10th Feb to 7th March; Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa to vote on 14th February & Manipur to vote on 27th Feb & 3 March; Counting of votes on 10th March: ECI

Jan 8, 2022 4:20 PM

Results of UP Elections on 10 March

Dates of polling in UP Elections:

First Phase: Feb 10

Second Phase: Feb 14

Third Phase: Feb 20

Fourth Phase: Feb 23

Fifth Phase: Feb 27

Sixth Phase: March 3

Seventh Phase: March 7

Result Date: 10 March

Jan 8, 2022 4:20 PM

CEC Sushil Chandra Live: All elections of 5 states to be conducted in 7 states

Uttar Pradesh first phase polling on Feb 10; 2nd phase will be on Feb 14

Jan 8, 2022 4:11 PM

CEC: Polling time increased by one hour in all poll bound states due to the pandemic. 

Political parties should ensure strict compliance of COVID related guidelines

ECI has decided that no padyatra, roadshow, no cycle or vehicle rally or procession will be allowed till 15th January, 2022

No election rally will be allowed till 15th January, 2022

No nukkad sabhas or victory processions to be allowed

ECI urges political parties to go for more virtual campaigns

Political parties should distribute masks and sanitizers to workers

Maximum five persons including the candidate will be allowed for door to door campaign

ECI will review its ban on physical election rallies after 15th Jan

Jan 8, 2022 4:06 PM