NEW DELHI: The Election Commission will today announce the dates of the assembly elections in four states – in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram.
The election date in Telangana is also likely to be announced today, according to sources.
The model code of conduct will be in place as soon as the announcement is made by Election Commissioner OP Rawat.
All major parties have already started making aggressive pitches ahead of the state elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Rajasthn’s Ajmer where he will hold a rally.
Both BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be in Madhya Pradesh, where the BJP has been in power since 2013. Mr Shah will formally launch the BJP’s mass contact campaign in the crucial Malwa-Nimad region of Madhya Pradesh to woo voters especially traders, tribals and farmers.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi too will be on a day-long tour of Madhya Pradesh today, during which he will attend an event organised by a tribal organisation and also address a public meeting.