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Assembly Elections 2023: ECI announces poll schedule for Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura

As per the assembly election schedule announced by the ECI, polling for the 60 seats of Tripura will take place on February 16 while polling for the 60 assembly constituencies of both Meghalaya and Nagaland will be held on February 27.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 19 Jan 2023, 7:50 am

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The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday announced Assembly polls schedule for Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura.

As per the assembly election schedule announced by the ECI, polling for the 60 seats of Tripura will take place on February 16 while polling for the 60 assembly constituencies of both Meghalaya and Nagaland will be held on February 27. The results will be declared on March 2.

For Tripura Assembly Elections, notification will be issued on January 21. The last date for filing nominations is January 30, scrutiny of nominations on January 31 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature will be February 2.

For Meghalaya and Nagaland Assembly Elections, notification will be issued on January 31. The last date for filing nominations will be February 7, scrutiny of nominations on February 8 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 10.

The assembly elections will take place in a single phase for all 60 assembly constituencies of the three states.

Meghalaya will have a total of 3,482 polling stations for the upcoming assembly polls. Of the 3,482 polling stations, 120 booths will be managed by all women staff including presiding and polling officers, even police officers. 

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Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Nagaland, V Shashank Shekhar, during a meeting with representatives from various political parties on January 9, said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) has deployed 50 CAPF companies in advance in Nagaland in connection with the upcoming election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly. 

According to the Election Commission, there are 22,658 aged over 80. The precise number of centenarian voters is pegged at 290. While the number of teenaged voters (18-19) is 81,443, 970 youth aged 17 years have already registered with the Commission in advance. Stating that there are also over 7,478 people with disabilities (PwDs), Kumar said there will be polling booths which will be managed by the PwDs.

In the 2018 Assembly elections in Nagaland, Naga Peoples Front (NPF) won 26 seats, NDPP got 18 seats, BJP won 12 seats, NPP got two seats, JD-U got only one seat and another one seat was won by an independent candidate.

In Tripura, the BJP had won the election for the first time in 2018, putting an end to the 25-year communist rule. 

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The term of the Nagaland assembly will end on March 12, while the terms of Meghalaya assembly and Tripura Assembly will end on March 15 and March 22 respectively.

Currently, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power in Tripura, the BJP-Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) coalition party in Nagaland and National People's Party (NPP) in Meghalaya.

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