Election Commission to announce poll dates at 5 pm today

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The Hush Post| 11:15 am |two-minute-read

The Election Commission will announce schedule for the Lok Sabha polls at 5pm today. The elections will be held for 543 seats of the Lok Sabha at approximately 10 lakh polling booths across the country.

The LS polls are expected to be held in seven to nine phases.

In 2014, the Lok Sabha polling was held on nine days between April 7 and May 12. The votes were counted on May 16.

The BJP got a majority on its own on a strong Modi wave. This was the first time since 1984 general elections that a single political party could win majority. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 336 Lok Sabha seats. The BJP won 282 seats on its own.

The Congress ended up with just 44 seats the lowest ever since independence. It was a figure that disqualified Mallikarjun Kharge, the party’s leader in the Lok Sabha from getting the title of a Leader of Opposition.

PM Modi is the second Prime Minister who is non-Congress and has been able to complete a full term in office in the country’s history. Atal Bihari Vajpayee being the first.

That is something Congress president Rahul Gandhi is trying hard to stop, posing the biggest challenge to the ruling BJP’s efforts to get re-elected in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

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