Lok Sabha polls from April 11 to May 19

Lok Sabha polls from April 11 to May 19

As per the Election Commission schedule, West Bengal will go to polls in seven phases between April 11 and May 19. For the first time, the Election Commission has laid out stringent guidelines for political parties and candidates' social media activities. While the first date of polling was April 20, the last date was May 10. The state has been under President's Rule after the ruling alliance between the BJP and the PDP fell apart past year. However, the EC is yet to take a call on Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir owing to the security scenario.

The counting of votes will be held on May 23.

"I welcome Election Commission of India's announcement for elections to #Odisha Assembly & Lok Sabha to be held on 11, 18, 23 & 29 April".

Firhad Hakim said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doesn't want minorities to exercise their franchise in the Lok Sabha polls.

The Chief Election Commissioner said simultaneous assembly elections will not be held in Jammu and Kashmir.

"First time since 1996 Assembly elections in J&K are not being held on time".

States undergoing three phases are Assam and Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha will have four phase polling. "Elections will come and go, Muslims will undertake roza, will celebrate Ramzan will full religious fervour, will fast also, will read the namaz also".


The Election Commission too said that polls are being conducted during Ramzan as a full month can not be excluded, news agency ANI reported.

The Congress' best hopes are in the states its rules - Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Senior CPI (M) leader and former MLA, M Y Tarigami said the Election Commission decision has disappointed the people of the state in general.

"We are all geared up for the May 19 polls in Punjab and I am confident that @INCIndia will win all the 13 seats".

The election schedules were announced by the full commission led by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.

The survey conducted by India TV-CNX, between March 1 and March 7 in 193 of the 543 parliamentary constituencies, also predicted a surge of the Congress with its tally likely to nearly double compared with the last general elections.

In 2014, Lok Sabha polls were held in nine phases beginning April 7 and ending May 9.

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