Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2019: Schedule, Dates by Election Commission
Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2019 Schedule, Date: EC went by the precedent and held assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh along with the Lok Sabha polls.
Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2019 Schedule, Date: EC will go by the precedent and hold assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh along with the Lok Sabha polls. The date and schedule for the polls have been announced today. Since the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has been dissolved, the EC is bound held fresh polls there as well within a six-month period, which will end in May. While the J-K assembly elections will be held along with the Lok Sabha polls, under strong security given the heightened tension along the India-Pakistan border. The Centre and the state administration, being managed by the Centre-appointed Governor, are against holding the two elections together. However, all political parties in the state favoured simultaneous polls during a meeting with the Election Commission earlier this week.
The J-K assembly's six-year term was to end on March 16, 2021, but it got dissolved after a ruling coalition between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fell apart. The other state assemblies and Lok Sabha have five-year terms.
Elections to Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha to be held simultaneously with the general elections to the Lok Sabha.
Lok Sabha election schedule announcement
The Election Commission has announced on Sunday schedule for the high-voltage Lok Sabha elections, which will be spread over seven to eight phases in April-May. The poll panel held a press conference at 5 pm at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3.
The required electronic voting machines and paper trail machines are in place to be deployed in nearly 10 lakh poling stations across 543 Lok Sabha constituencies.
The elections will be spread across seven phases this time. 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.
Meanwhile, Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh will take place on 11th April.
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