Festival Of Democracy Is Here: PM Modi

900 million people will vote in the 2019 polls
900 million people will vote in the 2019 polls

Guwahati, March 10, 2019

The high-voltage Lok Sabha elections will begin on April 11th, 2019 and will be held over seven phases followed by counting of votes on May 23rd, 2019, the Election Commission announced on March 10th, 2019.

The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3rd, 2019. As soon as the elections are announced, the model code of conduct will come into force.

The polls will be held in 7 phases. 900 million people will vote in the 2019 polls. 84.3 million new voters since 2014, 15 million voters in the age of 18 and 19. The model code of conduct is now enforced. The number of polling stations has increased from 9 lakh to 10 lakh. Elections will be held for 543 seats of the Lok Sabha across the country.

The Lok Sabha polls in the eight northeastern states will be held in three phases in April – 11th, 18th and 23rd, 2019.  While polling in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim will be held in a single phase, polling in Manipur and Tripura will be held in two phases and polling in Assam will be held in three phases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people of India to actively participate and ensure a historic turnout.

“I urge my fellow Indians to enrich the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with their active participation. I hope this election witnesses a historic turnout. I particularly call upon first time voters to vote in record numbers,” tweeted PM Modi.

He also tweeted that in 2014, the people “comprehensively rejected” the UPA. “There was unprecedented anger over the UPA’s corruption, nepotism and policy paralysis. India’s self-confidence was at an all-time low and the people of India wanted to rid the nation of such decay and pessimism,” he tweeted.