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EC Announces Voting Dates For 5 Poll-Bound States; Bans Public Rallies, Road Shows Till January 15

Voting for Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa assembly elections will be held in a single phase on February 14, the Election Commission said on Saturday. The Election results for all poll bound states namely Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will be declared on March 10.

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav during his 'Vijay Rath Yatra' ahead of 2022 UP assembly elections, in Lucknow. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Election Commission on Saturday banned election rallies, roadshows and corner meetings till January 15 in the five poll-bound states. Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said the poll authority will review the COVID-19 situation on January 15 and take a further call on allowing public rallies.

“The Commission will not hesitate to bar parties from further rallies if COVID protocol is not followed,” Chandra said. The Commission also set out stringent COVID guidelines, restricting the number of persons allowed for door-to-door campaigns to five.

Political parties have been asked to provide masks, hand sanitisers to people attending rallies, if they are allowed, Chandra said.

The Commission has also banned victory celebrations and only two persons will be allowed to accompany the candidate to collect the winning certificate.

Voting for Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa assembly elections will be held in a single phase on February 14, the Election Commission said on Saturday. The Election results for all poll bound states namely Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will be declared on March 10.

A total of 18.34 crore electors including service voters will take part in the upcoming Assembly elections in Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission of India (ECI) informed on Saturday.

Amid the spike in COVID-19 cases, the Election Commission of India (ECI) informed that senior citizens above 80 years of age, persons with disabilities and COVID-19 patients can vote by postal ballots.

Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh are slated to go for Assembly elections this year. 403 Assembly seats are slated to go to polls in Uttar Pradesh, 70 seats are up for grabs in Uttarakhand, 117 seats in Punjab, 40 seats in Goa and 60 seats in Manipur.

Out of these 5 poll-bound states, the BJP is in power in 4 states including Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh. Leaders from all the political parties are campaigning aggressively for months to register their win in the upcoming polls.

With ANI, PTI Inputs

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