The Election Commission is expected to announce the schedule for legislative Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. The poll body has scheduled a press conference for 3 p.m. at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi,On Friday.
The Gujarat Assembly’s term ends on February 18, 2023. There are 111 BJP MLAs and 62 Congress MLAs in the 182-member House. Meanwhile, the Himachal House’s term end on January 8, 2023. The BJP has 45 House MLAs, while the Congress has 20.
In September, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey visited Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh to assess poll readiness. They met with district election officials, senior police officers, and representatives from national parties in Gujarat.
The model code of conduct will go into effect as soon as the two states’ schedules are announced. This is a set of guidelines issued by the poll body for political parties and candidates to follow during elections, primarily regarding speeches, polling day, polling booths, portfolios, election manifestos, processions, and general conduct.