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Budget Battle Live: Opposition 'Unhappy' Over Poll Dates, to Meet EC Today

First published: January 5, 2017, 9:48 AM IST | Updated: 13 mins ago

File photo of CEC Nasim Zaidi.

Unhappy over the poll dates announcement, the Opposition will meet the Election Commission in New Delhi on Thursday to demand announcement of Budget after Assembly elections in the five states.

Opposition objected to the fact that the polls will be held three days after the Budget announcement on February 1.

Five states – Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Punjab, Manipur and Uttarakhand – will go to polls between February-March.

Voting starts on February 4, just days after the budget is to be revealed, and ends on March 8. Counting for all five states will be held on March 11.

Stay tuned for LIVE updates.