Election Commission announces poll schedule of five states

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday announced the schedule for holding assembly elections in five states, including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram.

The election in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases – the first stage of voting will be held on November 7. The second phase will be held on November 17.

The legislative election in Madhya Pradesh will be held on November 17. The voting in Mizoram will be on November 7, while Rajasthan will go to polls on November 23 and Telangana on November 30 in a single phase.

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar stated that Election Commission has given special emphasis on making electoral rolls inclusive and that the focus will be on roll-to-poll conversion.

The chief election commissioner said that the citizens can report any kind of electoral malpractice to the ECI through cVigil App.

“For every complaint, there will be a response in 100minutes,” he added.

In a bit to encourage informed voting, the CEC said, all the information including “criminal antecedents” of the candidates, if any, is available on the KYC App of ECI and https://affidavit.eci.gov.in portal.