Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh Ready for Election – ECI issues Notice for Model Code of Conduct

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Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa,Manipur,Punjab,Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are normally due to expire as follows:

State                   Date

Goa                      18.03.2017

Manipur                18.03.2017

Punjab                  18.03.2017

Uttarakhand           26.03.2017

Uttar Pradesh          27.05.2017

By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Commission is required to hold general elections to constitute the new Legislative Assemblies in the States of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh before expiry of their present terms. As per the established practice, the Election Commission holds the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of the States whose terms expire around the same time, together. (1) Assembly Constituencies The total number of Assembly Constituencies in the States of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as determined by the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008, are as under: –

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General Elections to Legislative Assemblies-2017 Election Commission of India State Total No. of AC

State      Total No. of ACs        Reserved for SCs      Reserved for STs

Goa                              40                             1                               —

Manipur                        60                             1                             19

Punjab                          117                         34                             —

Uttarakhand                   70                           13                              2

Uttar Pradesh                 403                          84                             2