Andhra Pradesh and Telangana To Go For Elections on 11th April

Election Commission to announce dates of poll today at 5 pm

While Odisha had witnessed a two-phase poll during 2014 elections, this time the number of phases has been increased to four taking into account the threat of red rebels.

On April 18, polling will be held in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi-Chikkamagaluru along with Hassan, Chitradurga, Tumakuru, Mandya, Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Bengaluru rural, Bengaluru north, Bengaluru central, Bengaluru south, Chikkaballapur and Kolar.

The Election Commission announced that the Model Code of Conduct had come immediately into effect following their announcement of the poll schedule. After it is sent to the Election Commission, action will be taken in 100 minutes.

Elections to the 17th Lok Sabha for 543 parliamentary constituencies will begin on April 11 and be held over seven phases until May 19, Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora announced in New Delhi on Sunday.

The JK political parties had pitched state and Lok Sabha polls be held simeltaneously before a panel of commission, which visited the state last week.

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and accused him of "surrendering" to Pakistan and militants to prevent the announcement of dates of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Election Commission announced that the general elections will be held in seven phases and the final counting of votes will take place on May 23.

The Election Commission of India has ruled out holding the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

In the upcoming CWC meet, to be held in Ahmedabad on March 12, the party will finalise the party's manifesto, which has been in the works since October past year.

Lok Sabha polls in Assam will be held in 3 Phases. In the first phase, 91 constituencies will to go for polls, 97 constituencies in the second phase, 115 constituencies in the third, 71 in the fourth phase, 51 in the fifth phase, 59 in sixth and 59 in the seventh phase.

The J&K Assembly's six-year term was scheduled to end on 16 March 2021, but it was dissolved after the ruling coalition between the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the BJP fell apart. The last date for scrutiny of nomination is March 27 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is March 29.

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