Gujarat Assembly Election on 13, 17th December, HP on 4th November 2012

Chief Election Commission VS Sampath held a press conference today where he announced the poll dates and plan for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh poll today.  Assembly elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 13 and 17, while polls in Himachal Pradesh will take place on November 4, the Election Commission announced today. Counting of votes will take place in the two states on December 20, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath said. The notifications for the two phases of Gujarat elections will be issued on November 17 and 23 and for Himachal on October 10. "The Model Code of Conduct has come into operation from this very moment (with the announcement of polls). The EC will enforce it strictly and will monitor all activities related to the elections in these states," Sampath said.
According to the poll schedule, the last date for filing nominations in Gujarat is November 24 for the first phase and November 30 for the second phase. After scrutiny on November 26 and December 1 for the two phases, the last date for withdrawal of candidature is November 28 and December 3 respectively. In Himachal Pradesh, the filing of nomination will end on October 17 and scrutiny will take place on October 18. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is October 20.
Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2012 Schedule:
Election Notification: 10th October 2012
Date of making nominations: 17th October 2012
Scrutiny of applications: 18th October 2012
Last date of Name Withdrawal: 20th October 2012
Polling: 04th November 2012
Counting: 20th December 2012
Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012 Schedule:
Gujarat Election Phase-1 Schedule:

Election Notification for first Phase: 17th November 2012
Date of making nominations for first phase: 24th November 2012
Scrutiny of applications for the first phase: 26th November 2012
Withdrawal of the name for the first phase: 28th November 2012
Polling for the first phase: 13th December 2012
Gujarat Election Phase-2 Schedule:
Election Notification for second Phase: 23rd November 2012
Date of making nominations for second phase: 30th November 2012
Scrutiny of applications for the second phase: 01st December 2012
Withdrawal of the name for the first phase: 03rd December 2012
Polling for the second phase: 17th December 2012
Gujarat Election 2012 Results (All Phase): 20th December 2012