It may be noted that various organizations in the state including churches has requested the Election Commission to make changes in the date of polling and counting of votes as the latter falls on Sunday which is a public holiday here in the Christian dominated state.
However, as per the notification of Election Branch, the date for issue of Gazette Notification is November 9 and last date for filing nomination is November 16.
On November 18, the nominations will be scrutinized and withdrawal of candidature will be opened till November 20. The whole election process is to be over by December 11.
The Election Commission of India October 4 ast issued notification vides No. ECI/PN/43/2013 for General Election in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Delhi Legislative Assembly and bye-election in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu State, immediately after which Election Model Code of Conduct also comes into effect.
With agency inputs