7-phase UP elections start on Feb 10. Results on March 10.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) this afternoon announced the schedule for assembly elections to five states, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, and Manipur

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By Chanakya

The Election Commission of India (ECI) this afternoon announced the schedule for assembly elections to five states, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, and Manipur . Elections will be held for 403 assembly seats in UP, 117 in Punjab, 70 in Uttarakhand, 60 in Manipur and 40 in Goa. This was announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra.

Elections in five states will be conducted in different phases, while UP will have a seven-phase election process, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa will have single-day polls, in the second phase. Manipur will have a two-phase election process, starting in the fifth phase.

Results will be announced on March 10.

The 7-phase UP elections start on February 10.  Here is the full schedule:
FIRST PHASE
Elections in states: Just UP. Nomination Jan21, withdrawal by Jan 27. Date of Poll: Feb 10.

SECOND PHASE
UP second phase, first and last phases for Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa.
Nomination Jan 28, Withdrawal 31. Date of Poll: February 14.

THIRD PHASE
Only UP. Nomination Feb 01. Withdrawal: Feb 4. Date of Poll: Feb 20.

FOURTH PHASE
Only UP. Nomination : Feb 3. Withdrawal: Feb 7. Date of Poll: Feb 23.

FIFTH PHASE
UP and Manipur (first phase of two phase election in Manipur). Nomination: Feb 8. Withdrawal: Feb 11. Date of Poll: Feb 27.

SIXTH PHASE
UP and Manipur (second and last phase of two phase election in Manipur). Poll: March 3.

SEVENTH PHASE
Only UP. Poll on March 7.

RESULTS to all in one day: March 10.