Lok Sabha Election 2019 Dates to be announced by March First week mostly
By  Tanisha Tiwari | Updated:  Feb 09, 2019, 07:35 PM
The Election Commission of India is likely to announce the dates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019 soon. As per reports the ECI will announce the specific dates for the General elections in the first week of March, the dates for other polls will be announced respectively.
It is to be noted that the term of current Lok Sabha will end on June 3. The Election Commission is still processing on the phases and month for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
According to the recent reports the general elections of 543 constituencies will be held in 8 to 9 phases, the decision is not confirmed yet.
The Election Commission will take the decision about phases keeping in mind the security conditions and facilities. The ECI’s Model Code of Conduct will be processed by the day it announces the month and phases for the Lok Sabha elections 2019. The rules and guidelines for the coming 2019 general elections are to be maintained by the Centre until the Lok Sabha elections are ended. Notably Jammu and Kashmir elections are also to be held with the General elections 2019.
Since the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was dissolved in November 2018,the poll panel is bound to hold fresh elections there by May 2019. So, the EC may also hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir along with the 2019 LS polls. However, it all depends on the complex security situation in the state.
In the 2014 elections Narendra Modi was elected as the Prime Minister, with the BJP winning 282 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats. The Congress was reduced to 44 constituencies displaying its worst performance in the electoral polls.
Security is the major criteria for the decision of dates and phases in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Police forces, SRPF and CRPF will be
arranged for the security purposes. The coming Lok Sabha eelctions will be a face-off between huge parties focusing Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress which will also include other emerging parties like TDP. The coming Lok Sabha elections 2019 is supposed to be “BJP versus the others.”
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