General Election Dates to the Legislative Assemblies of Gujarat and Himachal Announced

Election commission has announced the dates for elections of Legislative Assemblies of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh will have elections on November 4 where as elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases, on December 13 and 17. The term of Legislative Assemblies of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will expire on Jan 17, 2013 and Jan 10, 2013 respectively.

 

The total number of Assembly Constituencies in Gujarat is 182 where as for Himachal Pradesh it is 68.

 

Both states are currently ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

 

The number of eligible voters in Himachal Pradesh is 45.16 lakh against 3.78 crore in Gujarat.

 

To facilitate voting, the poll panel has increased the number of polling stations by 10 percent to 44,496 in Gujarat and by 16 percent in Himachal Pradesh to 7,252.

 

According to Election commission, in Himachal Pradesh, the poll notification will be out on October 10 and the last date for withdrawal of nominations will be Oct 20. Whereas, in Gujarat, the notification for phase I and II will be issued on Nov 17 and 23 respectively, and the last date for withdrawal of nominations will be Nov 28 and Dec 3 respectively.

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