Edited by Shylaja Varma
| Wednesday October 25, 2017, New Delhi
Assembly elections in Gujarat will be held on two days, December 9 for 89 assembly seats and December 14 for 93 seats, the Election Commission said today. Results will be announced for all 182 seats on December 18, along with Himachal Pradesh, which votes on November 9. A model code of conduct, which prohibits announcements that can influence voters, comes into effect immediately. The Gujarat elections have been announced 13 days after poll dates were declared for Himachal Pradesh, a delay that opposition party Congress alleges allowed the BJP more time to announce sops and launch big projects. The Election Commission and the BJP have rejected the charge.