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EC revises poll schedule for Mizoram polls

The Election Commission on Wednesday changed the Mizoram assembly election schedule by advancing polling on 25 November and postponing the counting by a day to 9 December.

The schedule for other states would remain same. The assembly polls in Madhya pradesh are also being held on 25 November. The polls to elect the 40-member state assembly were earlier slated on 4 December and counting was to take place on 8 December.

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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