Mizoram polls advanced to Nov 25, counting on Dec 9

New Delhi: The Election Commission today changed the Mizoram assembly election schedule by advancing the polling on November 25 and postponing the counting by a day to December 9.The polls to elect the 40-member state
mizoram polls advanced to nov 25 counting on dec...
India TV News Desk October 23, 2013 23:18 IST
New Delhi: The Election Commission today changed the Mizoram assembly election schedule by advancing the polling on November 25 and postponing the counting by a day to December 9.





The polls to elect the 40-member state assembly were earlier slated on December 4 and counting was to take place on December 8.

The decision to advance poll dates in Mizoram was taken by EC after political parties, NGOs and religious organisations petitioned it with a request in this regard.

Political parties, churches and NGOs had sought a change in the dates of polling and counting of votes saying the earlier polling day coincided with the time when the Mizoram Synod, the highest decision-making body of the Presbyterian, will hold state-wide conference in Aizawl and wanted that counting should not be held on a Sunday, a sacred day for Christians.

 
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