Five-phase polls in Kashmir, Jharkhand; results Dec 23
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will be held in five phases beginning Nov 25 and ending Dec 20. By-elections to three Delhi assembly seats will also be held Nov 25. Counting for all the seats would be held Dec 23, the Election Commission announced Saturday.
“The five phases will be Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 14 and Dec 20 in both states,” Chief Election Commissioner of India V.S. Sampath told the media at a briefing held here.
He said that the commission was mandated to complete elections in both states before the expiry of the term of their respective state legislatures.
The term of the legislative assembly of Jharkhand ends Jan 3, 2015 and that of Jammu and Kashmir Jan 19, 2015.
“Electoral rolls for Jharkhand were finalised July 31 while the final electoral roll for Jammu and Kashmir was published Oct 15,” Sampath said.