Lok Sabha Election 2019 Schedule
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Sunday announced the schedule for 2019 Lok Sabha elections. With this, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes into effect from today itself in the entire country. “Any violation will be dealt with in the strictest manner,” the CEC said. The election will happen in 7 phases. Polling will begin on April 11 and results will be declared on May 23.
There will be approximately 10 lakh polling stations in this Lok Sabha Elections as compared to 9 lakh polling stations in 2014. The total electorate in this Lok Sabha elections will be 900 million, of which 15 million voters are in the 18-19 age group.
Last three elections (2004, 2009 & 2014) were held from 20 Apr to 10 May (4 phases), 16 April to 13 May (5 phases) and 7 April to 12 May (9 phases), respectively.
In these polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his bid to return to power amid hectic parleys by several political parties to put a united fight against the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3.