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VVPAT to be Used For Himachal Pradesh Assembly Polls: Election Commission

12 October 2017, 03:02 | Taylor George

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Gujarat Himachal Pradesh election dates to be announced today

The dates for Gujarat polls are yet to be announced by Election Commission.

Along with EVMs, Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) will also be used in the polls. Himachal will be voting on 9th November.

When AK Jyoti was asked if Gujarat election will be held in two phases, he said that it was yet to be decided. Counting of votes will be held on December 18.

The Election Commissioner said, "Model code of conduct for Himachal Pradesh assembly election comes into effect from now itself".

The polling will be held on 7,521 polling booths in Himachal Pradesh.

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In the 2012 Gujarat elections, the BJP won 115 out of 182 seats with a vote share of 47.85%, while the Congress won 61 seats with 38.93% share. MCC have to be for 46 days said Election Commission.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his visits to poll bound state, Gujarat, had announced slew of sops: Bullet train project - from Ahmedabad to Mumbai- inauguration of Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river, stone of a sea-link bridge between coastal town of Okha and Bet Dwarka Island, and inauguration of Udhna-Jaynagar Antyodaya Express.

# Expenditure observers to be posted to monitor election expenses during Himachal Pradesh polls, each candidate will be allowed to spend Rs 28 Lakh for his election campaign. As far as practical, polling stations are being made disabled-friendly, so that they can exercise their franchise. Bulk SMSes & voice messages on phone shall also be in purview of election advertisements, said CEC.

"No. The voter (sic) won't get the slip". As the term of the current legislative assembly ends in the third week of January, Gujarat may go to polls in December, indicated the poll panel recently.

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