Elections in UP, Punjab and three other states from February 10
New Delhi : The assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand will be held in seven phases, starting from UP on February 10. The results will be announced on March 10.
Uttar Pradesh will vote in each of the seven phases - on February 10, February 14, February 20, February 23, February 27, March 3, and March 7.
Punjab, Goa, and Uttarakhand will vote on February 14.
Manipur will vote in two phases - on February 27 and March 3.
BJP, currently, holds power in four of the above states and Punjab is being ruled by Congress.
A total of 690 Assembly constituencies will vote over the next two months, with the maximum in UP (403 seats) followed by Punjab (117), Uttarakhand (70), Manipur (60) and Goa (40).
Meanwhile, India has reported over 1.41 lakh new coronavirus cases on the Saturday morning.
The Commission said it had decided to go ahead with the polls after detailed discussions with the Union Health and Home Secretaries, experts, and health officials of the concerned states.
As part of its Covid-safety rules, the Commission has banned all physical rallies, roadshows, and meetings till January 15. This order will be reviewed later since the "ground situation is dynamic".