Sources said that the Commission is learnt to have decided to hold the assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh to elect its 60-member House on the recommendation of the state Governor. (Agencies)
The three Election Commissioners met on Friday to discuss the issue and dates for the Assembly polls in the state are being worked out.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma on Thursday announced the dissolution of the Assembly after accepting the recommendation of the state cabinet which demanded holding of state elections along with Lok Sabha polls next month.
Lok Sabha elections for the two seats in Arunachal Pradesh will be held on April 9 and Election Commission is deciding whether to hold the Assembly polls on the same or different dates.
The tenure of the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly ends on November 4 this year.
Sources said that the Election Commission is also likely to change the poll dates in Goa in view of demands for the same from the state. As per the election schedule, the poll for two Lok Sabha seats in Goa is to be held on April 17, which coincides with a holy day observed by the Catholic community.
Some Goa parties have already written to the EC demanding change in dates for LS polls, saying April 17 is Maundy Thursday, a holy day before Good Friday, a religious festival for Catholics.
Sources said that the Commission is learnt to have decided to hold the assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh to elect its 60-member House on the recommendation of the state Governor.