Schedule for polls in 5 states declared, counting on Dec 11
New Delhi, Oct 6: Election Commission announced election dates for all five states on Saturday. Chief Election Commissioner stated that simultaneous elections will be held in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, before 15th December.
BJP ruled Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and TRS ruled Telangana are going to polls. Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are considered a barometer of the pulse of the public before the general elections.
The tenure of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly ends on 7 January 2019 and Rajasthan assembly's tenure ends in January 20, 2019.
In Madhya Pradesh, it is believed that the election will be a direct political battle between the Bhartiya Janta Party and the Indian National Congress. While the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government will try to win for the consecutive 4th term, the Indian National Congress will fight for winning the state after 2003.
As of 25th of September 2018, the majority of Madhya Pradesh government officials who are expected to conduct assembly elections have failed in the written test conducted by the Election Commission.