Lok Sabha polls schedule announced
Ending the much-awaited curiosity of the people and speculation, the Election Commission of India on Sunday evening announced the schedule of the general elections. With the announcement, the model conduct of code has come into force.
The elections will be held in seven phases starting from April 11 with last constituencies to vote on May 19 and the counting of votes will be held on May 23.
Elections in Nagpur will be held on April 11 in the first phase. Wardha, Ramtek, Bhandara-Gondia, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur and Yavatmal-Washim constituencies will also go to polls on the same day. Polls in Maharashtra, which has 48 Lok Sabha seats will be held in four phases.
Similarly, by-elections for Katol assembly constituency will also be held on April 11. The seat had fell vacant following resignation of Ashish Deshmukh.
This time too, electronic voting machines will be used in the elections along with VVPAT units.
Elections for the last Lok Sabha in 2014 were held in nine phases.