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LIVE: Be proud of EVM, over 3.5 bn have used it since 2004, says CEC

Uttar Pradesh to go to poll in 7 phases from Feb 10-March 7; Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa to vote on February 14 and Manipur to vote on Feb 27 and March 3

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Assembly Election Dates Announcement LIVE updates: The Election Commission of India announced the schedule for Uttara Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa Assembly elections today. While 403 Assembly seats are slated to go to polls in Uttar Pradesh, 70 seats are up for grabs in Uttarakhand, 117 seats in Punjab, 40 seats in Goa and 60 seats in Manipur.

As Omicron sweeps through the country, driving an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases, Uttarakhand has become the first poll-bound state to ban political rallies and protests amid the growing number of Covid-19 cases in the state. Congress will no longer hold public rallies in Uttar Pradesh to prevent mass gathering and the party has urged Yogi Adityanath and PM Modi to do the same.

Uttar Pradesh to go to poll in 7 phases from 10th Feb to 7th March; Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa to vote on 14th February & Manipur to vote on 27th Feb & 3rd March.

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The Budget Session will be "out of focus" and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "gameplan is to make Parliament irrelevant", alleged the Trinamool Congress on Saturday after the announcement of dates for the Assembly elections to five states.
Parliament's Budget Session usually begins in the last week of January every year.
"The Winter Session of Parliament was washed out by the BJP. With elections in full swing, the Budget session will be out of focus. This is Modi's gameplan: Make Parliament irrelevant so he is accountable to no one," said TMC Rajya Sabha MP and its national spokesperson Derek O' Brien.
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First Published: Jan 08 2022 | 12:52 PM IST

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