The Election Commission of India released the elections schedule for the 5 states and the Model code of conduct comes into immediate effect.
About 1.85 lakh polling stations to be in operation for Assembly Elections to the five states Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur & Goa. Nearly 160 Million voters will be participating in the polls.
The Chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi said, The Electoral roll of Goa will be published on Jan 5, Manipur on Jan 12, Punjab Jan 5, Uttarakhand on Jan 10 and UP on Jan 12. The limit for expenses for candidates is Rs 28 lakh for UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand & Rs 20 lakh for Manipur and Goa. Expenses above Rs 20,000 have to be out of bank accounts to be set up and it has to be through cheques.