The Election Commission on Thursday announced that elections in Tripura will take place on February 18, while polling in Meghalaya and Nagaland will be held on February 27. Counting of votes to be held on March 3. Announcing the schedule, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti said that model code of conduct comes into effect from today.
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Polling for legislative assembly elections in Tripura to be held on 18 Feb, polling in Meghalaya & Nagaland to be held on 27 Feb; Counting for all three states on 3 March: AK Joti, CEC pic.twitter.com/SPlHhGTZtW— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2018
12:10 pm: Model code of conduct comes into effect from today: CEC AK Joti in Delhi on Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura legislative assembly elections
Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura all have 60 seats each. EVM and VVPAT will be used in all three states, first level checks have been completed : CEC AK Joti in Delhi pic.twitter.com/MZ04T4lH7a— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2018
12:08 pm: The five-year terms of the Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura legislative assemblies is ending on March 6, March 13 and March 14 respectively.
12:07 pm: Tripura, the country's second Left-ruled state after Kerala, will see assembly polls in February to elect its new state assembly. Two other northeastern states -- Meghalaya and Nagaland, will have polling in the same period. The strength of the three assemblies is 60 members each.