New Delhi: Election Commission on Saturday announced polling dates for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana Assembly Elections 2018. The polling in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana will be held on November 28, November 12 and November 20, December 7, November 28 and December 7 respectively. Addressing a presser, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said, “Simultaneous elections will be held in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, before 15th December and the counting of votes will take place on December 11.” Also Read - 15-Year-Old Girls Can Procreate, So Why Raise Age For Marriage, Says MP Congress MLA; NCPCR Issues Notice

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RAJASTHAN:

Rajasthan Assembly Polls 2018 ScheduleImportant dates
Last date of filing NominationNovember 19
Scrutiny of nominationNovember 20
Withdrawal of nominationNovember 22
Polling datesDecember 7
Counting of votesDecember 11

TELANGANA:

Telangana Assembly Polls 2018        Important dates
Last date of filing NominationNovember 19
Scrutiny of nominationNovember 20
Withdrawal of nominationNovember 22
Polling datesDecember 7
Counting of votesDecember 11

MIZORAM:

Mizoram Assembly Polls 2018Important dates                 
Last date of filing NominationNovember 9
Scrutiny of nominationNovember 12
Withdrawal of nominationNovember 14
Polling datesNovember 28
Counting of votesDecember 11

MADHYA PRADESH:

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Polls 2018Important dates
Last date of filing NominationNovember 9
Scrutiny of nominationNovember 12
Withdrawal of nominationNovember 14
Polling datesNovember 28
Counting of votesDecember 11

CHHATTISGARH:

Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls 2018Phase 1Phase 2
Last date of filing NominationOctober 23November 2
Scrutiny of nominationOctober 24November 3
Withdrawal of nominationOctober 26November 5
Polling datesNovember 12November 20
Counting of votesDecember 11December 11

For the unversed, the tenure of the Madhya Pradesh 230-member House expires on January 7, 2019. Mizoram’s 50-member House expires on December 15 this year. Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh’s Assembly, comprising 90 members, ends on January 5 next year. The 200-member Rajasthan House expires on January 20, 2019.

The BJP has been in power in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In Rajasthan, the party has 160 seats in the 200-member House while in Madhya Pradesh, it won 166 seats in the House. The BJP won the Chhattisgarh polls in 2013, securing 49 seats in the 91-member House while the Congress came a close second with 39 seats.