Meghalaya to go for polls in Feb, Nagaland and Tripura in March

January 14th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswamy on Monday said a single-phase Assembly polls in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland will be held on February 23, March 3 and March 5 respectively.

The assembly polls would be held on the basis of the electoral rolls of January 1, 2008 and for the first time Elector Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) would be used in Tripura and Meghalaya where its coverage is over 99 per cent, Gopalaswamy told reporters.

In Tripura, the filing of nomination papers will begin on January 30 and will close on February 6 and last date of withdrawal is February 9.

In Meghalaya, the filing of nomination papers will begin on February 8 and will end on February 15 and last date of withdrawal is February 18.

The nomination papers will be filed in Nagaland from February 9 and the last date for it is February 16 followed by withdrawal by February 20.

Counting of votes in Tripura and Meghalaya will take place on March 7 and in Nagaland it will take place on March 8.

While the term of the Meghalaya and Tripura Assemblies will end on March 10 and 19 respectively, the term of the House in Nagaland that was brought under President’s rule early this month, ends on March 13.

There are 60 Assembly Constituency seats (ACs) in Meghalaya out of which 55 seats are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes. In case of Nagaland, there are 60 seats out of which 59 are reserved for Scheduled Tribes and in Tripura out of total 60 seats 20 seats are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes and 7 seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes. (ANI)

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