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LIVE | Lok Sabha Polls 2024: First Phase On April 19, Results On June 4

Dates for the Lok Sabha elections 2024 have been announced at 3 in a press conference today. ECI chief Rajiv Kumar also announced the dates for assembly elections in four states - Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim.

Edited By : Riwa Singh | Updated: Mar 16, 2024 19:04 IST
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LIVE Lok Sabha Election 2024

India, the biggest democracy in the world, is going to cast its vote for the 18th Lok Sabha elections in 2024. The Election Commission of India with its chief Rajiv Kumar announces the polling dates for general elections as well as four assembly elections at the press conference which begins at 3 today, on Saturday.

17:32 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
How about the hot seats of UP?

The road to the centre goes via Uttar Pradesh. Of course, because the state has a whopping 80 seats. Here's when polling is to happen on its hot seats:

Varanasi - June 1

Gorakhpur - June 1

Lucknow - May 20

Rae Bareli - May 20

Amethi - May 20

Mainpuri - May 7

Azamgarh - May 25

17:07 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Jammu and Kashmir: 5 seats, 5 phase

After losing its stature as a state, Jammu and Kashmir is going to have parliamentary polls for the first time for the five seats.

Udhampur - April 19

Jammu - April 26

Anantnag-Rajouri - May 7

Srinagar - May 13

Baramulla - May 20

16:18 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal shall go for the maximum

The three states shall continue to cast votes throughout the phases from the first to the seventh before the counting happens on June 4.

16:13 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Seventh phase: The last one!

The last leg of the polls shall take place on June 1. Results will be announced on June 4.

16:12 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Sixth phase schedule

This time, not the results but polling shall continue till the end of May as for the sixth phase, voting will happen on May 25.

16:09 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Fifth phase date

Citizens of India will cast their vote for the fifth phase on May 20, 2024.

16:08 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Fourth phase

The voting for the fourth phase shall begin on May 13.

16:01 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Third phase!

The date of the poll for the third phase is May 7, 2024.

15:58 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Second phase for Lok Sabha polls

On 26th April 2024, India will see the second phase of general elections.

15:57 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
First phase!

The first phase shall begin on April 19, 2024. Here are the deets:

15:53 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Lok Sabha polls in 7 phases

The first phase of voting on April 19, counting of votes on June 4, 2024!

15:51 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Assembly elections dates announced

Sikkim - 19 April

Odisha - 13 May and 20 May

Arunachal Pradesh 19 April

Andhra Pradesh - 13 May

15:47 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Bypolls for 26 assemblies

Bihar, Telangana, Rajasthan... to have by-elections for all 26 assemblies in the same phase as the parliamentary polls in the respective region.

15:23 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Vote from remote!

Voters who are above 85 years of age can cast their vote sitting at their home.

15:19 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Gender ratio in the race for democracy

As per the data of ECI, there are 49.7 crore male voters and 47.1 crore female voters. In total, there are 96.6 crore voters.

15:16 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Prep mode on!

Around 10.5 polling stations, 1.5 crore election-conducting officers, and 55 lakh EVMs ready for action for Lok Sabha polls 2024.

15:13 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
97 crore voters!

The most populous nation has 97 crore voters this time to decide the fate of the lawmakers of India. 1.82 crore voters will be casting their vote for the first time.

15:07 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Press conference begins

The press conference has begun for the BIG announcement!

14:57 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
One..two..three... Code of conduct!

As the Election Commission of India begins the date announcement for the Lok Sabha polls, the code of conduct will be enforced. A lot changes for the contesting political parties after the same.

Govt. can't make new announcements regarding schemes, can't use govt property or even vehicles for campaigns, and storage of cash or liquor beyond the mentioned limit is prohibited.

14:45 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Hattrick for BJP? History for India?

The saffron brigade has blown the bugle to mark its hattrick. If it happens, it will be the first time that the Congress party will see a consecutive third defeat. Congress has never seen this since Independence!

14:25 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
543 seats, how many phases?

A lot has changed in India after the last Lok Sabha elections. Abrogation of article 370, Jammu & Kashmir turning into union territories but the number of seats is constant to date. How many phases will ECI need to organise elections this time? Maybe 7 like the previous elections? Or more? Stay tuned to know.

14:20 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Revisiting the history

The date sheet for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls was announced on March 10, 2019, whereas the results were declared on May 23. It was when the BJP grabbed 303 seats whereas the oldest political party i.e. Congress was limited to 52 seats.

14:08 (IST) 16 Mar 2024
Countdown begins, date sheet coming soon!

Countdown has begun for the announcement of the date sheet that all the politicians are waiting for. The Election Commission of India is all set to hold a press conference at 3. Have a glimpse of it.

First published on: Mar 16, 2024 01:59 PM IST

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