EC to announce poll dates of Assembly elections today
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EC to announce poll dates of Assembly elections today

New Delhi, Oct 6: The Election Commission (EC) will announce the dates of Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Mizoram later on Saturday.

The polls are seen as a prelude to the 2019 general elections. These five assembly elections would be crucial for the BJP as it gears up for the Lok Sabha election next year. The BJP is in power in three of these states - Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

The Congress is in power in Mizoram while the TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao resigned as the chief minister recently.The election code of conduct comes into play with immediate effect in these states.

Meanwhile, Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala has questioned the Election Commission's decision to change the timing of the press conference where the dates will be announced. (UNI)