The Election Commission of India on Sunday evening announced dates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019, which would commence from April 11 to May 19, with the counting of votes on May 23. Voting for the Lok Sabha Elections will take place acroos seven phases throughout the country to decide on the 543 names which will go to the Lower House of the Parliament.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced that the Model Code of Conduct has come into place starting March 10.
This time, more than 900 million people above the age of 18 are expected to cast their ballots at a million polling stations. Of the total electorate, 15 million will be in the age group of 18 to 19 years.
In Phase VI of the voting for the 17th Lok Sabha, elections will take place in 59 Lok Sabha constituencies across 7 states. Voting for this phase will take place on May 12. While, like all the other phases, counting will take place in May 23.
Important dates to remember for Phase VI
|Notification to be issued on||April 10|
|Last date for filing nomination||April 16|
|Scrutiny of nomination||April 23|
|Last date for withdrawal of nomination||April 24|
|Date of elections for Phase I||May 12|
|Date of Result||May 23|
List of States And Constituencies to vote on May 12 in Phase VI
|State (No. of seats voting in this phase)||
Valmiki Nagar, Paschim Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Sheohar, Vaishali, Gopalganj, Siwan, Maharajganj
Ambala, Kurukshetra, Sirsa, Hissar, Karnal, Sonipat, Rohtak, Bhiwani–Mahendragarh, Gurgaon, Faridabad
Giridih, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Singhbhum
|Madhya Pradesh (8)||
Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha, Bhopal
|Uttar Pradesh (14)||
Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Phulpur, Allahabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Shrawasti, Domariyaganj, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Lalganj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Machhlishahr, Bhadohi
|West Bengal (8)||
Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram, Medinipur, Purulia, Bankura, Bishnupur
Chandni Chowk, North East Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi, South Delhi
The turnout in the last general election in 2014 was more than 66%, up from 45% in 1951 when the first election was held. Assembly elections will also be simultaneously held in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim.
With 900 million eligible voters, India’s election will be the largest the world has seen. PM Narendra Modi’s ruling BJP will be battling the main opposition Congress and a host of regional parties.