Tripura goes to polls on Feb 16;Meghalaya, Nagaland on Feb 27

The Election Commission has announced the schedule for Assembly elections to the three states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

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The Election Commission has announced the schedule for Assembly elections to the three states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland. All the constituencies of Tripura will vote in a single phase on February 16. Meghalaya and Nagaland will vote on February 27. Votes will be counted in all the three states on March 2.

The tenures of the three assemblies, with 60 seats each, end on March 12, 15 and 22, respectively. Last week, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel had visited the three north-eastern states to review the poll preparations. The poll schedule of the three states were chalked out keeping in mind board examinations and the movement of security forces.

“Our teams would be ready to serve more than 62.8 lakh electors combined in the three states including 31.47 lakh female electors, 97,000 80+ voters, and 31,700 PwD voters,” says CEC Rajiv Kumar.

“Over 1.76 lakh first-time voters participated in the elections in Tripura, Nagaland, and Meghalaya, says Rajiv Kumar.

In Tripura, there is a BJP government, while in Nagaland, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party is in power. 

National People’s Party, which is the only party from the northeast to have national party recognition, has the government in Meghalaya.