VS Sampath

Tripura goes to polls on Feb. 14, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Feb. 23

VS-SampathNew Delhi, Jan 11 : The Election Commission of India on Friday announced dates for assembly elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said the polls will be conducted in two phases.

Tripura will go to polls in the first phase on February 14, while polls in Meghalaya and Nagaland will be held in the second phase on February 23.

The votes will be counted in the three states on February 28.

In Meghalaya and Nagaland, nominations will have to be filed by February 6, the commission said.

EC objects to Moily’s promise to raise LPG cap

EC objects to Moily’s promise to raise LPG capThe Election commission (EC) has asked the union government to stop raising the cap on subsidised LPG (cooking gas) cylinders, emphasizing that raising the cap just ahead of the Gujarat assembly polls would violate the code of conduct.

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath announced the diktat immediately after Oil Minister Veerappa Moily announced the proposal to raise the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders from 6 to 9 per household per year.




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