The Indian Election Commission of India has on Tuesday announced one-day poll in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi & Mizoram while Naxalite-infested Chhattisgarh will have two-phased elections between November 14 & December 4. The two-phased polls in Chhattisgarh will be held on November 14 & 20 while elections will be held in Madhya Pradesh on November 25, Mizoram & Delhi on November 29 & Rajasthan on December 4. Counting of votes in all the states will be taken up on December 8.
The commission is understood to have deferred a decision on polls in Jammu & Kashmir reportedly because of difference of opinion among the three members of the commission. Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami said that no decision has been taken “at the moment” on holding elections in Jammu & Kashmir which is now under Governor’s rule.