Lok Sabha poll schedule likely to be announced in March first week: Reports

The Hush Post| 6:25 pm |one-minute-read

The election commission of India may announce the schedule of the upcoming Lok Sabha election in the first week of March. The term of the present Lok Sabha will end on June 3. According to the sources, the process of deciding the number of phases and polling moths is still going on. The scheduling would also depend upon the security forces’ availability.

The Election Commission is will hold fresh polls in Jammu & Kashmir in six months as the assembly has already been dissolved over there. As it was dissolved in November last year, the upper limit would end in May. Depending upon the complicated security situations of the region, the panel may hold elections in Jammu & Kashmir along with the Lok Sabha polls or prior to that. If it would have been normal state of affairs, the Jammu & Kashmir assembly’s six year term was to end in March, 2021. It should be noted that other state assemblies and Lok Sabha have a five year term.

Also, there is a possibility of election commission holding the assembly elections in Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Odisha along with Lok Sabha polls. The five year term of Sikkim assembly will end in May 2019 and for Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Odisha it will end in June this year.

The election schedule for the last Lok Sabha elections in year 2014 was announced on March 05, 2014. The first phase of polling was on April 07 and the last phase was on May 12.

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