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2017 assembly poll dates not fixed, still planning: Election commission chief

The Election Commission of India is still at the “planning stage” as far as finalisation of dates for the upcoming state assembly elections to five states, chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi said on Thursday.

india Updated: Dec 15, 2016 21:55 IST
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02Mar2009 Election Commission of India, New Delhi Photograph by Harikrishna Katragadda/ MINT

The Election Commission of India is still at the “planning stage” as far as finalisation of dates for the upcoming state assembly elections to five states, chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi said on Thursday.

“We are still at a planning stage. We are taking a number of inputs regarding availability of security forces and various other factors like examinations. We are in consultation with various (Education) boards... We are also looking into climatological factors in and many other things like level of preparedness, etc,” Zaidi said after reviewing poll preparations in Goa.

The coastal state along with Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur are expected to go to polls early next year.

“The Commission will not be able to tell you scheduling, phasing etc at this point in time,” he said.