Thursday, August 11, 2011
election commission 2012 heavy schedule
2012 HEAVY SCHEDULE
By R Rajagopalan
2012 is a hectic and prestigious year for Election Commission.
President, Vice President and five state assemblies polls.
Scheduling dates, deployment of forces for Uttar Pradesh
and Punjab are the too testing for EC
Sources in EC say that Punjab and Uttarakhand will go in for polls
in mid January 2012, while Rashtrapathi Elections will
be held in mid June 2012. Before this the EC has
to work out the poll dates for Uttar Pradesh and Goa
and Manipur. By May 2012 the UP ele3ctions should have
FIVE ASSEMBLY POLL DATES?
Elections to Punjab, Uttrakhand in mid of January 2012
while Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Manipur may be held
in second week of April 2012. UP will face 7 phases polls
while Punjab 2 phases. Schedule will have
bearing on the availability and deployment process
of central reserve forces
Election Commission plans a visit Goa in the third
week of August to assess the poll preparations.