The budget session of the Meghalaya Assembly, which was scheduled to conclude on March 22, will now conclude on March 14 in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The two Lok Sabha seats in the state – Shillong and Tura – will go to polls on April 11, 2019.
The bye-election to Selsella Assembly seat will also be held on April 11, 2019 and the filing of nominations by the candidates will begin on March 18, 2019.
Filing of nomination papers for the Shillong parliamentary constituency and Tura parliamentary constituency will also commence on March 18 and the last date for filing of nominations is March 25.
Meghalaya deputy chief minister, in charge of parliamentary affairs, Prestone Tynsong said that the Business Advisory Committee of the Assembly met on Monday and decided to cut down the working days for the budget session from 10 days to 5 days due to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and bye-election to Selsella Assembly constituency.
Tynsong said that the session will end on March 14, and the main businesses to be taken up include the passing of the budget, supplementary demands and demand for grants.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday announced the polls dates for the 17th Lok Sabha elections.
The 17th Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases starting from April 11, 2019.
The Lok Sabha elections 2019, where 900 million voters will participate, will conclude on May 19, the Election Commission announced on Sunday during a press conference in New Delhi.
The counting of votes for all the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies will be held on a single day – May 23.
This was announced by chief election commissioner Sunil Arora.
In Northeast, Assam will go to polls in 3 phases – April 11, 18 and 23 while in Manipur and Tripura, the Lok Sabha polls will be held in two phases – April 11 and 8.
The other states of the region – Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland – will go to polls in single phase – April 11, 2019.