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EC reschedules poll in MP to Nov 27, Mizoram to Dec 2

October 29, 2008 19:58 IST

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The Election Commission on Wednesday rescheduled assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh [Images] and Mizoram assemblies to November 27 and December 2 respectively.

Earlier, polls to the Madhya Pradesh assembly were fixed for November 25 and to the Mizoram assembly for November 29.

Announcing the change in election schedule, the EC said the change had been effected after reassessing the time required for proper de-mobilisation and transportation of the police forces for elections in Madhya Pradesh after the elections in Chhattisgarh are over on November 20.

In Mizoram, it said, it had been brought to the notice of the commission that casting votes on that day would be inconvenient for a segment of the people for whom Saturday has some special significance.

"The commission having considered this input, has decided to re-fix the poll date in Mizoram on December 2, 2008," the press note added.


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