NEW DELHI: The assembly poll in Tripura will be held on February 16, while Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to polls on February 27, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The term of the three assemblies is ending on different dates in March. While the term of the Nagaland assembly ends on March 12, the terms of Meghalaya and Tripura assemblies end on March 15 and March 22 respectively.
The three state assemblies have a strength of 60 members each.
The poll watchdog also announced the by-poll to six Assembly constituencies and one Parliamentary Constituency on February 27. These include two Assembly constituencies in Maharashtra and one each in Arunachal Paradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Tamilnadu, besides a Parliamentary Constituency in Lakshadweep.
The three northeastern states are the first to have assembly polls this year.
While Tripura has a BJP government, in Nagaland, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party is in power. National People’s Party, the only party from the North-East to have a national party recognition, runs the government in Meghalaya.