The polling in the elections for the Punjab and Goa Assemblies is over, but the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh elections, the two-phase Manipur elections and the Uttarakhand election are still in the pipeline.
In the run-up to these elections, here are the live updates from today — Tuesday, February 7 — concerning the polls:
4 pm IST: CEC Nasim Zaidi and other senior EC officials to visit Lucknow on Wednesday to review poll preparedness for upcoming elections.
2:20 pm IST: The Election Commission has issued a notice to Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar over his bribe remark, asking him to file his final reply on the matter by February 9. The poll panel has said that the complaint CD has not been tampered with in any manner, as Parrikar had claimed.
1:05 pm IST: UP Chief Minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav says at a rally in Meerut: "I wonder why PM Modi included Mayawati's name in 'SCAM'. They [the BJP and the BSP] have allied thrice to form government in UP." Akhilesh was the 'A' in the SCAM acronym.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses PM Modi and says UP is "standing together" and cannot be broken apart.
12:35 pm IST: Around 46 percent voting has taken place by 12 noon at booth no 8 of Margao in Goa, where repolling is taking place.
12:30 pm IST: The Election Commission has ordered re-poll in 16 polling stations under the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency. It has also ordered repolling in the Assembly elections at 12 polling stations in Majitha, one in Moga, nine in Muktsar, four in Sardulgarh- and six in Sangrur.
The repolling will take place on Thursday, February 9, from 8 am to 5 pm.
12:05 pm IST: The BJP's internal poll committee has finalised the third list for the Manipur Assembly elections.
11:55 am IST: Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Manoj Gautam's brother and a friend of his have been shot dead in Khurja in the Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh. Local police have rushed to the spot.
10:30 am IST: The Goa Assembly election had taken place on February 4. However, there were some problems with EVMs at a polling booth in the Margao constituency. Repolling there is happening right now.
9:10 am IST: Security has been beefed up in Dehradun ahead of the Uttarakhand Assembly elections. ADG (Law and Order) Ram Meena has said that 95 officers, more than 1,000 inspectors, 17,000 home guards, 11,000 constables, and 34 police and IRB companies will be deployed there on polling day.
7:30 am IST: UP Chief Minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav will address election rallies in Meerut in the state.
ECI issues notice to Manohar Parrikar over bribe remark; says CD hasn't been tampered in any manner; asks him file his final reply by Feb 9.