The voting began on Nov 14 in Chhattisgarh and ended on Dec 4 in Jaipur. Gopalaswamy said in all the five states, photo electoral roll was an important exercise. He expressed his concern over the distribution of cash and liquor in elections. He said it is a worrying trend. Nearly 66 pc of the 9.8 crore voters in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Chhattisgarh exercised their franchise.
CEC said that normally as a convention the elections are held just before the government's term ends. "Elections will take place in the normal course," he said. When asked whether elections will be held only in April-May, he said there were "no procedural difficulties" in holding them earlier.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)