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7-phase LS polls to begin on April 11; results on May 23, Karnataka Apr 18 and 23


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New Delhi, Mar 10: The Election Commission (EC) announced schedule for the high-voltage Lok Sabha elections on Sunday, March 10.

Holding a press conference at 5 pm at Vigyan Bhavan here Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, said, "Election will be held in seven phases. Last date of nomination of phase 1 is March 25. First phase will begin on April 11, second phase on April 18, third phase on April 23, fourth phase on April 29, fifth phase on May 6, sixth phase on May 12 and seventh phase on May 19. Election results will be announced on May 23." The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3. The EC announced that assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh will also be held along with the Lok Sabha polls.

"22 states going in single phase are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Andaman Niccobar, Dadra and Nagar haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshdweep, Delhi, Pondicherry, Chandigarh. States going in 2 phases are Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan and Tripura. States going in 3 phases are Assam Chhattisgarh. States going in 4 phases are Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha. The state going in 5 phase is Jammu and Kashmir. States going in 7 phases are Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Polling in Karnataka will be held on April 18 for 14 constituencies and for the remaining 14 will be on April 23.

"After holding elections in J&K, EC has continuously assessed the situation in state, requirement of forces, security of candidates and preparedness of states. This includes recent developments. State Govt of J&K and Home Ministry have sent detailed statement to EC. EC had recently visited J&K and met officials too. There will be no assembly election in J&K," he added.

Joined by Election commissioners Sushil Chandra and Ashok Lavasa, Arora further said, "The Election Commission has attempted a comprehensive plan for the Lok Sabha elections in a manner that is free and fair. India, by conducting elections, emerged as a beacon of light for the world. Examination schedule has been kept in mind to avoid inconvenience to students. There are over 84.3 million new voters since 2014, 15 million voters in the age of 18 and 19."

"VVPATs will be used in all polling stations this time and 90 crore voters will cast vote this time. We visited several states and UTs to review poll preparedness. There is a standard process adopted by the EC. First off, we start with interaction with political parties. We had a fairly in-depth interaction with the collectors, SPs, IGs, commissioners of police and all their colleagues. Voter's guide is being handed over to every household. There will be a NOTA option for voters. There is a photograph of the candidate also so that you make a more conscious choice. There are approximately 10 lakh polling stations across the country as opposed to 9 lakh last year. Any violation of the Model Code of Conduct will be dealt with in the strictest manner. Candidates with criminal history will be required to furnish such information. Usage of loudspeakers is prohibited at night between 10 pm and 6 am.

"1950 will be the new voter helpline number. Photo voter slip to be distributed to all registered voters at least 5 days before polling. Due to complaints regarding security of EVMs, last mile transportation of these machines will be tracked through GPS now:Facebook, Google has committed in writing that any political ads posted on their sites will be verified. Google and FB has announced verification of political advertisers. Social media officers have also appointed dedicated content officer for the elections. It will also check violation of electoral laws.

As elections, in which 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 BJP, are announced, the model code of conduct will come into force. Amongst other things, the code bars the government from announcing policy decisions. 

In 2014, the EC 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.

Highlights:

 

  • Polling in Karnataka on April 18 for 14 constituencies and rest 14 on April 23
  • Seven phases : UP, Bihar
  • Six phases: NO
  • Five phases : J & K
  • Four Phases : Jharkahnd, MP, Maharastar, Orissa
  • Three phases : Assam, Chattisgarh
  • Two phases  Karnataka, Manipur, Rajastan, Tripura
  • Single phase polls :Andhra, Arunachal, Goa, Gujarat, haryana, HP, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, TN, Uttarakand, Andaman, D& D, Lakshadeep, Delhi, Puduchery, Chandigarh 
  • Counting : May 23
  • Phase 7 : May 19  (59)
  • Phase 6 : May 12  (59)
  • Phase 5 - My 6 (51)
  • Phse 4: Apr 29 (71)
  • Phase 3 : April 23  (115)
  • Phase 2 : April 18 (97)
  • First phase April 11 (92constituencies)
  • Polls to be held in 7 phases
  • Gadget notification - 18.03.2019
  • Social media publicity will be included in poll expenses of candidate / party
  • Paper trail in all polling stations
  • Weather, festival factors also kept in mind
  • 9 Cr voters increased in this LS polls
  •  Faces of candidates in EVMs
  • 10% increase in polling stations
  • We have kept exam schedules in mind : CEC
  • Poll code comes into effect from today itself
  • VVPATS in all polling stations
  • Total voters 900 Million :
  • Assembly polls for four states also to be held. Andhra Pradesh, orissa, Arunaachal and Sikkim

 

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    Election Commission’s poll schedule raises eyebrows, likely to help a Modi blitzkrieg.
    Below are the reason;
    The CEC curiously said that polling in Odisha will take place in four phases because the EC decided to conduct polling in all the extremist-affected constituencies in one go. But had that been the case, why is polling in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, next to Odisha and having Naxal affected areas of their own, getting over in a single phase? In 2014, Odisha too had polled in a single phase. How much violence was reported from the state than to make EC go for four-phase polling this time? Or is there, as Yogendra Yadav wondered, a political reason for it?

    2. Why is polling for 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu being conducted in one phase but for 28 seats in Karnataka in two phases?

    3. How is it that the EC can conduct polling for 20 seats in Kerala and 17 seats in Maharashtra on a single day but in West Bengal, it is conducting polling for just two seats in the first phase, for three seats in the second phase and five seats in the third phase?

    4. Last time in 2014 the two adjoining hill states Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh went for polling on the same day. This time Uttarakhand will have polling on April 11 but HP on May 19. What could possibly be the compulsion?

    5. The last three phases are likely to coincide with the holy month of Ramzan. And this is when most of the northern states and constituencies in the Hindi belt are going to have polling. Did the EC factor this in?

    6. By April 23rd, all of the South, North East, Maharashtra, and Gujarat would finish voting. After April 23rd, it's only North India that will have polling till May 19. This is also the period that will coincide with the holy month of Ramazan. Did the Election Commission factor it? And will it ensure a lower turnout of the minority community at booths?

    What is the point of having EVM's for two long months when the ballot paper elected the governments in less time in the past?
    JH

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, Mangalore, India

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    We wish all the political parties best of luck. Hope, the new chosen leaders will work for justice, peace, and prosperity.

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  • Praveen, Mlore

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    39 seats tamil nadu election 1 phase election
    28 seats karnataka 2 phase..
    Reason..
    Modi can come other part of karnataka and do rally when another side of karnataka voting going on..
    Election rally must ban in entire state during voting day and 3 days before...
    Congress still sleeping they dint understand feku rally gimmick in ths 2 phase election date..

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  • Tilak, Shirva/London

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    Vote for your MP, dear Daijiworld readers. Vote for your MP. When something good has to be done for your constituency from the Central Govt, only your MP can be held accountable. Please vote wisely for the right Member of Parliament to represent you!

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    If MP falls under puppet category.

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  • Tilak, Shirva/London

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    There should be accountability.

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  • nitin, kodagu

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    we all prefer educated rahul than uneducated feku who sold whole india to cooperate mafia

    feku gifts To Ambani
    June 2015 - Rs.6,500 cr MOU with Bangladesh Power Dev Board
    FEb 2017 - Rs.30,000 Cr Rafale outset Contract With Dessault
    FEb 2018 - Rs.3,647 Thermal Power project contract in TN
    April 2018 - Rs.1,081 Cr.Kudalkulam Nuclear power project contract
    April 2018 - Rs.1,584 cr Mumbai Metro line project package.
    May 2018 - Rs.6,994 cr versova Bandra Sea link project
    July 2018 - Rs.15,000 cr contract with US navy to repair war ship.
    July 2018 - Rs.21,002 cr Russian warship contract for indian navy
    August - 2018 - 1907 cr Nagpur Mumbai e way package 7 contract
    March 2019 - 648 cr Airport contract in Gujrat Rajkot.

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    Ntin Kodagu, Please give proof, Don't post idiotic comments,

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  • Pai, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    Ravi, Mangalore
    No need to ask for proof.
    They only know Ambani, Modi, Rafale.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    Rahul will be like Advani....finishing off life just dreaming about becoming the PM!!

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    BJP will Win but seats very less compare to year 2014.because still opposition trapped in modiji master stroke opposition may recover at least after 2 to 3 years and year 2024 will bounce back to power.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    Provided he learns to speak the Truth ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    This time there is scope for EVM Tampering ...

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    Happy and proud moments for all Indians. India, the World's Largest and Functioning Democracy elects it's representatives fairly.

    A stunning event for the rest of the world. A wish for people, who are eluded of their basic fundamental right to vote and elect their representatives...

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  • Valerian Menezes, Kota

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    Give India a change of govt it needs. Democracy should be protected. Hence all should vote and vote for the right party.

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  • Dr Arun prasad T, Mudipu

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    ಚುನಾವಣೆ ದಿನಾಂಕದ ಹಿಂದೆ ಮತ್ತು ಮುಂದೆ ಇರುವ ಎಲ್ಲ ಸರಕಾರಿ ರಜೆಗಳನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದುಹಾಕಬೇಕು. ಈ ಕಾರಣದಿಂದ ಚುನಾವಣೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮತದಾನ ಕಡಿಮೆಯಾಗುವ ಸಾಧ್ಯತೆ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ .
    ಡಾ ಅರುಣ್ ಪ್ರಸಾದ್ ಮುಡಿಪು All government holidays on the back and forth of the valid election date must be removed. This is likely to reduce polling in elections.
    Dr. Arun Prasad .Mudipu

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    23rd May, results will be out .... 24th May, entire opposition will scream EVM EVM .... 25th May Kejriwal

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    you think people will forget Pullwan attack. we know it is inside job to be fequ in power.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    This time at least vote for the Honest & Educated ...

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  • SP Shetty, Dubai

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    2G, COALGATE...... that honesty?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    Show me the Proof ...

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    we need EVM mukth bharath ....
    hope EVM (tampering ) should not play major role ... !!!

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  • Rudy, Udupi

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    Dear people please remember you are you are going to appoint a servant for yourself. Do not be selfish and don't sell yourself for bottle of liquor or Saree. Look around your neighbors, place, village and see what facilities you need like medical facilities, bridges, education etc. Nobody is going to help you except yourself. God Bless India with prosperity.

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  • Chetan, Udupi

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    The highly respected Jurist Fali Nariman said; 'Majority govt is a disaster to India.' He is absolutely true. This holds good for Indira Gandhi's Congress govt. too. Hence, the only choice is a Coalition govt.

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  • Alva, Chennai

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    Are you out of mind? How can coalition be succesfull? Pure foolishness

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  • Tilak, Shirva/London

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    Think about it. You have a bill in mind which is clearly to sway certain sections of society toward your side. In a majoritarian parliament, this could easily go through even though many of their voters might be heavily against it. But in a coalition, there may be one or two parties threatening your power and you may be cautious against doing any nonsense like demonetisation etc.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    BJP forming next govt is certain...
    ಡಿಕೆಶಿ ಮಾತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳುವುದಾದರೆ... ....ಸೂರ್ಯ ಚಂದ್ರ ರು ಇರುವುದು ಎಷ್ಟು ಸತ್ಯವೋ....ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಸರಕಾರ ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ಬರುವುದು ಅಷ್ಟೆ ಸತ್ಯ.....

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  • Michael, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    Let bjp come to power for next 10 years..but india will become worse than African countries..

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  • Clifford Fernandes, Toronto

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    Will this man be our PM again ? See his nicknames:

    1. Goat: By Ajit Singh at a rally in Aligarh, UP.
    2. Man of damage to India: By Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
    3. The elder brother of a puppy/fascist: By Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan.
    4. Impotent, Frog, Monkey: By Salman Khurshid in various speeches, media addresses.
    5. Murderer: By Beni Prasad Verma.
    6. Compulsive liar and encounter chief minister: By P Chidamabaram.
    7. Dictator: Various Congress leaders have referred to Modi with this title.
    8. Hitler: By Sharad Pawar
    9. A predator and a tyrant: By Haji Yaqub, the BSP's candidate from Moradabad, UP, during an election rally.
    10. Mass murderer: By Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
    11. Mentally retarded: By Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia.
    12. Gangu Teli: By Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
    13. Bhasmasur: By Union Cabinet Minister Jairam Ramesh.
    14. Ravan: By Digvijay Singh.
    15. Snake, scorpion, dirty old man: By senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar.

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  • Alva, Chennai

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    So what matters for you is only nicknames whennit comes to electing a next prime minister is it? How foolish. And nicknames kept by whom, the opposition?

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  • John Tauro, M'lore/ Kwt

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    Why not? Despite your detailed nicknames, he still can become a PM. didn't you hear, "Modi hai tho Mumkin hai."

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    So you mean, Rahul cant fight election, He is called Pappu, How can child fight election as per your Logic. For your kind information, Your PM Candidate is out of bail.
    Volpard maatha barpar Clifford...

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    2019 Election we will elect a Clean Peace loving leader as our PM.. Jai Hind

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  • Vishal Kumar, mangalore

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    May 24th ghar wapsi to Gujarat for 2 Gujjus

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    Actually each one of us should vote for stability, for a Strong India, Vote for the Nation! No to Kichdii

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    Modiji to win comfortably... No doubt..
    Jai Modiji
    Jai BJP
    Jai Hindustan

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  • Aravind, Blr

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    They still have time to name new BJP candidates for DK and Udupi.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    For ever 2 Modi votes Gandhi's have got 6 ...

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  • Mr Suvarna, Malpe

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    Polali Raja Rajeshwarina ashirvadodu …………...Modi Win avadu …………..Dusta Shakthil Nashavodu……..

    Jai Modi...….Jai Polali Raja Rajeshwari...…..

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  • Rao, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    End of Modi. Jai ho Gadkariji next PM

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    Rao, sir please save your comment.
    I don't mind whoever wins. But India need Good governance.
    In congress Kharge, Shashi taroor are better candidates. Not Rahul , He don't even know what is NSS.

    Be mature sir, don't become slaves of particular family. Grow up, work under better leadership. You people need leader like Capt. Amrinder Singh, Not Rahul.

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  • Rao, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 11 2019

    I hate family politics..I am not a supporter of Congress. But I hate LIAR as well.. FeKU. Cheater
    Jai Ho BJP
    Jai Ho Gadkariji.

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  • Rathnakara A, Shirva

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    May 23rd 2019 P M Modi will be declared as PM once again!

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  • Tilak, Shirva

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    First the MPs get elected on May 23, and after that the leader of the majority party/coalition becomes the PM. Hope you now know the process. 😊

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  • Rao, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 10 2019

    No way... He will be dethroned. Enough of the him Feku Liar Shameless.. Next PM will be Mr. Gadkari,😀..

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