Polls in three northeastern states in February
New Delhi: Tripura will go to the polls February 14 to elect its state assembly, while Meghalaya and Nagaland will have polling Feb 23, the Election Commission has announced.
Results of all three states' assembly polls will be announced February 28, said Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath here. In Tripura, the notification will be issued January 21. The last date for filing of nomination papers will be January 28 and scrutiny will take place January 29. The last date of withdrawal of nomination papers will be January 31.
In Meghalaya and Nagaland, the notification will be issued January 30. The last date for filing nomination papers is February 6, and scrutiny will take place the next day (February 7). The last date for withdrawal of nominations will be February 9.
All three states have 60 assembly seats each. The predominantly Meghalaya has 55 seats reserved for the Scheduled Tribes (ST), while Nagaland has 59 reserved for the STs. Tripura has 10 seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and 20 for the STs.
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