Narendra Modi welcomes announcement of poll schedule in five states

ModiNarendra Modi had addressed rallies in four poll-bound states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi ahead of the announcement of polls.

Gujarat chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday welcomed the Election Commission's announcement of poll dates in five states.

"I welcome announcement of polls in 5 states. Elections are a celebration of our democracy. We look forward to a healthy and spirited elections," Modi tweeted on micro-blogging site twitter.

The Election Commission on Friday announced that the assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Mizoram will be held from November 11, for which the counting will take place on December 8.

Modi had addressed rallies in four poll-bound states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi ahead of the announcement of polls and is expected to campaign in these states ahead of the elections.

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