"I welcome announcement of polls in five states. Elections are a celebration of our democracy. We look forward to a healthy and spirited election," Narendra Modi tweeted.
The Election Commission announced poll dates for Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram in November and December. The results will be known Dec 8.
While polling will take place in Chhattisgarh Nov 11 and 19, Madhya Pradesh will see a day's balloting Nov 25. Rajasthan will vote Dec 1, and Delhi and Mizoram Dec 4, Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath told reporters at a press conference called by the Election Commission.