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EC likely to announce dates for Assembly polls in Gujarat, Himachal today

Chandigarh, October 12 : The Election Commission (EC) is likely to announce the schedule for Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh today.  The three-member EC headed by Chief Election Commissioner AK Jyoti will address a press conference at 4 pm. The term of the 182-member Gujarat assembly ends on January 22, 2018 while that of the 68-member Himachal Pradesh’s Assembly ends on January 7, 2018.
As per reports, the elections are likely to be held in December.
In Himachal, unlike the Congress, the BJP has not invited any applications from candidates for the ticket and the party would conduct surveys to check the winning prospect, popularity and public image of probable candidates.
However, the BJP and the Congress have announced to contest elections from all 68 Assembly seats.
The Congress has announced that Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh would lead the party in the polls while the BJP is yet to project anyone as the CM candidate.
The BJP and the Congress have both sounded poll bugle with party leaders targeting each other on many issues.BJP chief Amit Shah, on October 1, flagged off the party’s “Gaurav Yatra” giving a new slogan to party workers: “I am Gujarat, I am Development”. The aim is to counter the Congress’ anti-campaign “Modi’s development has gone mad”.

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