Dates of elections in 5 states to be announced shortly

New Delhi, News24 Bureau: Election Commission will announce the dates of elections in five states shortly. At around 3 PM the dates of elections in these five states will be announced. Earlier this announcement was to be made at 12.30

The Election Commission was looking at the possibility of holding assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana together and the poll process in the five states could be completed by the second week of December.

According to an earlier report while Chhattisgarh could have polls in two phases, in the remaining states the exercise could be completed in a single phase.Stepping up preparations for conducting assembly elections in Telangana, the Commission had announced earlier that the final voter list will be published on October 8.The poll panel has suspended an ongoing process of revision of electoral rolls in the wake of premature dissolution of the state assembly and declared a new schedule for revision.