New Delhi: The possibility of early 2012 Assembly elections gains ground in Uttar Pradesh with the Election Commission kickstarting the analysis of the present political situation in the state. Taking cognizance of the political parties desire to hold the elections in February, the EC has commenced its work.

However, the Commission has yet not arrived on any conclusion which is expected to appear within a fortnight. 

The months of April-May have been marked as the election season in Uttar Pradesh in previous polls but this time, the Commission is preparing to hold the Assembly polls in UP, in line with the other four states, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa.

Notably, Dainik Jagran had already reported two months back about the possibility of early elections.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission wants to make itself aware of the intentions of the political parties in this regard. Therefore, it held discussions in the state with related officials and political parties.

No political party, reportedly, has registered objections on the elections to be held in February.

On the other hand, with 2011 coming to an end, the Election Commission is deeply engaged in internal preparations for the polls. While the elections are to be held in a single phase in all the four small states, they will be held in different phases in UP. 

Therefore, paramilitary forces will be deployed in large numbers in the state for the elections. It is said, elections are being held together in all five states to measure the real sentiment of the people.

JPN/Bureau