Election Commission announced Date of Election and By-Elections in 10 States

Election Commission of India on 11 January 2013 announced dates for regular polls and the by-elections in 10 states.

Jan 12, 2013 14:00 IST
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The Election Commission of India on 11 January 2012 announced the dates for elections and by-elections in the Legislative Assemblies of 10 states. The elections/by-elections would be held in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Punjab.

The states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland would go for the regular polls for 60 members in each state. The by-polls in Tripura are scheduled for 14 February 2013 and for Meghalaya and Nagaland the decided date of 23 February 2013 and the results would be announced on 28 February 2013.

Rest of the constituencies of seven different states, where the Assembly by-elections is scheduled for includes Kalyanpur (SC) (Bihar), Alagpur (Assam), Chandgad (Maharashtra), Chalfilh (ST) (Mizoram), Moga (Punjab), Bhatpar (Uttar Pradesh) and English Bazar, Nalhati Birbhum, and Rejinagar (West Bengal).

The date of by-polls for the states of Mizoram, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Punjab is 23 February 2013 and for Bihar, Maharashtra and Assam the date is 24 February 2013.  The results of the by-elections for these states too would be declared on 28 February 2013.

Electoral Strength of the three North-Eastern States and Date of expiry of their Assemblies: 



Date of Expiry of terms of State Assemblies


14.81 lakh

10 March 2013


23.52 lakh

16 March 2013


11.81 lakh

18 March 2013

Note: All these three states have 60 seats in their Legislative Assemblies'

The model code of conduct to be followed for the regular polls and the by-elections in all the ten states are applicable for both the Central and State Governments along with the Political Parties and contestants and it came into effect immediately after the dates were announced.

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