Assembly Polls: Vote-Counting Date Changed In This State; Know Which One & Why

New Delhi: Results in all five states which went to polls in different phases in November were scheduled to be declared on December 3.

But the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced a change on Friday. Counting of votes in Mizoram will now take place on Monday, December 4.

ECI stated in a notification that several representations from various quarters had requested that the counting date in the north-eastern state be altered as December 3, being a Sunday, is of special significance for the people of Mizoram.

The exit polls predict a close contest between the ruling Mizo National Front and the new six-party alliance of Zoram People’s Movement.

The fate of the other four states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana – will be sealed on Sunday, as scheduled.

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