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Gujarat poll before Dec 18, Himachal Pradesh to vote on November 9

October 12, 2017 09:46 PM

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India today announced that assembly poll in Himachal Pradesh will be held on November 9 this year. The announcement was made today by Chief Election Commissioner of India Achal Kumar Jyoti.

The counting of votes will be held on December 18.

Joti said the model code of conduct (MCC) in Himachal Pradesh, which has a little over 49 lakh eligible voters and 7,479 polling stations, comes into effect immediately under which the state government can't take policy decisions. Similarly, the central government can't announce policy decisions regarding Himachal Pradesh.

The term of the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly ends on January 7, 2018 and that of the 182-member Gujarat assembly on January 22. Of the Himachal constituencies, 17 are reserved for Scheduled Castes and three for Scheduled Tribes.

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