Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram assembly election dates announced

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New Delhi: The election season in the country is here with the Election Commission announcing the dates of polling and counting on Saturday. With five states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana going into polls, the stage is set for a massive political battle which could have ramifications for the crucial Lok Sabha elections next year.

The full schedule announced by the Election Commission is as follows:

Rajasthan (200 seats):

Last date of filing of nomination – Nov 19

Scrutiny of nomination – Nov 20

Polling – Dec 7

Madhya Pradesh (230 seats):

Last date of nomination – Nov 9

Scrutiny of nomination – Nov 10

Polling – Nov 28

Chhattisgarh (90 seats):

1st phase (southern Chhattisgarh) –

Last date of nomination – Oct 23

Scrutiny of nomination – Oct 24

Polling – Nov 12

2nd phase (northern Chhattisgarh)-

Last date of nomination – Nov 2

Scrutiny of nomination – Nov 3

Polling – Nov 20

Mizoram (40 seats):

Last date of nomination – Nov 9

Scrutiny of nomination – Nov 10

Polling – Nov 28

Telangana (119 seats):

Last date of filing of nomination – Nov 19

Scrutiny of nomination – Nov 20

Polling – Dec 7

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