Assembly elections in Tripura on Feb 14, Meghalaya, Nagaland on Feb 23


The Election Commission today announced that elections would be held to the state legislative assembly of Tripura on February 14 and those of Meghalaya and Nagaland on February 23.

The Commission also said that bye-elections would be held on February 23 to fill vacancies in the legislative assemblies in Mizoram, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal and on February 24 to fill vacancies in the assemblies in Assam, Bihar and Maharashtra.
The present terms of the assemblies will end on March 10 in Meghalaya, on March 16 in Tripura and on March 18 in Nagland.
All three assemblies have 60 members each. In Meghalaya, 55 seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes (STs), in Nagaland 59 are reserved for STs and in Tripura, 10 are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and 20 for STs.
The bye-elections will be held for the Algapur seat in Assam, Kalyanpur (SC) in Bihar, Chandgad in Maharashtra, Chalfilh (ST) in Mizoram, Bhatpar in Uttar Pradesh, Nalhati Birbhum, English Bazar and Rejinagar in West Bengal and Moga in Punjab.
The electoral rolls of all the existing Assembly constituencies in Meghalaya and Nagaland have been revised, with reference to 01.01.2013 as the qualifying date, and have been finally published on 05.01.2013 and 10.01.2013 respectively. There are a total of 14,81,473 voters in Meghalaya and 11,81,731 in Nagaland.
In Tripura, the electoral rolls of all the existing Assembly constituencies are being revised with reference to 1.1.2013 as the qualifying date and will be finally published tomorrow. The total number of electors as per draft publication in Tripura is 22,77,415. The total number of electors in the finally published rolls is likely to be approximately 23,52,505, the Commission said.
The notifications for the elections in Tripura will be issued on January 21 and on January 30 in Meghalaya and Nagaland.
The last date for making nominations will be January 28 in Tripura and January 30 in Meghalaya and Nagaland.
Counting of votes will be taken up in the three states as well as in the bye-elections in other states on February 28.

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