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Election Commission announces dates of assembly polls of five states

Over 16 crore people will vote in this year's assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Goa, the Election Commission said while announcing the poll dates by Sanjeev Nanda

NEW DELHI: Over 16 crore people will vote in this year’s assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Goa – the Election Commission said while announcing the poll dates.

Here’s how it stacks up:-
a) Goa to go on polls on February 4
b) Punjab to face vote on February 4
c) Uttarakhand February 15
d) Manipur (2 phases) March 4 and 8
e) Uttar Pradesh (7 phases) 1st phase Feb 11, 2nd phase Feb 15, 3rd phase Feb 19

Harish Rawat quizzed by CBI in sting CD case

The Central Bureau of Investigation, which questioned Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday on the alleged sting operation that showed him offering bribes to MLAs, said he has been called for another round of questioning as “he could not furnish complete details on many issues”.

The agency, however, refused to divulge the issues on which the Chief Minister allegedly did not share full details. While the CBI did not reveal when he has been summoned again, Mr. Rawat said he has asked to join the probe on June 7.

Sting CD: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat appears before CBI

NEW DELHI: Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat was on Tuesday questioned by CBI in connection with a probe into the sting operation involving him.

Rawat accompanied by some supporters and an MLA arrived at the CBI headquarters at 11am.

The CBI had last week rejected the state government’s notification withdrawing the nod for probing the case which was given during President’s rule.

Congress’s Harish Rawat wins Uttarakhand floor test, BJP loses face

NEW DELHI: Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat has won the Assembly floor test, Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi told the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
He also told the court that the Centre will now revoke President’s Rule in the state.
The Congress’s Rawat got the support of 33 of the 61 MLAs who voted.
The floor test, also called a trust vote, was held to ascertain whether the ousted chief minister still enjoys a majority in the House. The Centre imposed President’s Rule in Uttarakhand on March 27 saying Rawat lost his majority when nine Congress legislators rebelled.