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EC to announce dates for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections today

Assembly elections in two sates - Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir - are scheduled to be held in 2014.

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Updated:October 25, 2014, 11:53 AM IST
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EC to announce dates for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections today
Assembly elections in two sates - Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir - are scheduled to be held in 2014.

New Delhi: 4:30 pm: The Election Commission of India on Saturday announced the dates for assembly elections in states of Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand.

The 5-phased election for both the states will take place on November 25, December 2, December 9, December 14 and December 25. The counting in both poll bound states is scheduled for December 23.

Assembly elections in two sates - Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir - are scheduled to be held in 2014.

The elections in these states are keenly awaited by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which got a thumping victory in Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections.

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is ruling Jharkhand with the Congress. The legislative assembly comprises 81 members. The last assembly election was held in December 2009.

The legislative assembly of Jammu and Kashmir comprises 87 members. The last assembly elections were held in 2008. Presently, the state is being run by a National Conference-Congress alliance.

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