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    Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule Live: The Assembly Elections in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim will be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls. “The elections for these four states will follow the same schedule as the elections for the parliamentary constituencies in these states,” said CEC Sunil Arora.

  • 6:06 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule Live:


    States going to polls in 2 Phases: Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan and Tripura.
    States going in 3 Phases: Assam, Chhattisgarh.
    States going in 4 Phases: Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha.
    States going in 5 phases is Jammu and Kashmir.
    States going in six phases: Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, MP, UP, West Bengal, NCR Delhi.
    States going in 7 phases are Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
  • 5:57 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule Live: There will be no Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, the state is under Governor’s rule currently. However, the CEC announced that the state will to LS polls in five phases.

  • 5:54 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule Live: Phase 1 polling will be held in: Andhra, Arunachal, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andaman&Nicobar, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Delhi, Puducherry, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand.

  • 5:51 PM IST
    Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule Live:

    Phase 1 polling will be held in 91 constituencies in 20 states

    Phase 2 polling will be held in 97 constituencies in 13 states

    Phase 3 polling will be held in 115 constituencies in 14 states

    Phase 4 polling will be held in 71 constituencies in 9 states

    Phase 5 polling will be held in 51 constituencies in 7 states

    Phase 6 polling will be held in 59 constituencies in 7 states

    Phase 7 polling will be held in 59 constituencies in 8 states

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 ScheduleThe Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday evening announced the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 dates. The poll body began the press conference at 5 PM and declared that the general elections will be held in seven phases beginning on April 11. The counting of votes will be held on May 23 and the results will be out on the same day. The Model Code of Conduct came into effect as soon as the schedule and dates were announced. The term of the 16th Lok Sabha ends on June 3.

The Election Commission, since few days, has been facing flak of various political parties over the delay in the announcement of the general elections schedule. The parties accused the poll body of working in tandem with the Centre- by allowing Narendra Modi government an extended window to announce sops.

Over the past few months, Election Commission officials have been touring the country, assessing the poll preparedness and holding meetings to ensure a stress-free polling this Lok Sabha election season. On March 7, the poll panel said that the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 schedule is likely to be announced ‘any day’.

Meanwhile, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora had confirmed that the tense India-Pakistan relations will have no bearing on the upcoming general elections in April-May this year. The top poll panel official said, “Elections will be held on time.”

In 2004, the Commission had announced four-phase Lok Sabha polls on February 29. While the first date of polling was April 20 and the last date was May 10. In 2009, the EC had announced Lok Sabha poll scheduled on March 2. The five-phase polls began on April 16 and ended on May 13.

In 2014, the poll had announced the election schedule on March 5 and the nine-phase electoral exercise was spread across April and May. While the first phase polling was on April 7, the last phase was on May 12.