2024 Lok Sabha Elections Dates Announced: Polls To Be Held From 19 April In 7 Phases, Results On June 4

2024 Lok Sabha Elections Dates Announced: Polls To Be Held From 19 April In 7 Phases, Results On June 4

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, alongside Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, held a press conference to reveal the dates of polling for the 2024 Lok Sabha Election.

Vinay MishraUpdated: Monday, March 18, 2024, 01:17 PM IST
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The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the dates for Lok Sabha and some state Assembly elections on Saturday. Chief Elections Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar said that the elections for the 18th Lok Sabha will be held in seven phases. The elections will start on April 19 and counting will be held on June 4.

Nearly 97 crore voters will be eligible to vote for 543 Lok Sabha constituencies across the country. With the announcement of dates the moral code of conduct comes into force immediately. Along with national elections, Assembly  elections in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim. Arunachal, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir to be held. 

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, alongside Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, held a press conference to reveal the dates of pollings for the 2024 Lok Sabha Election.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 schedule

Key Highlights from Election Commission's press conference

CEC Kumar emphasisesed every election as a sacred responsibility entrusted by Constitution which ECI takes up with humility and diligence, leaving no room for complacency. Commitment to fair and transparent elections remains steadfast.

97 registered voters in India

10.5 lakh polling stations

1.5 crore polling officials and security staff

55 lakh EVMs

4 lakh vehicles

Elections conducted:

17 General Elections

400+ State Assembly Elections

16 Presidential Elections

16 Vice President Electons

CEC Rajiv Kumar outlined the significant hurdles in ensuring transparent elections, encapsulated in what he termed the "4Ms": physical strength, financial resources, dissemination of false information, and breaches of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). He stated that ECI is committed and has put in place measures to deal with these disruptive challenges.

Myth vs Reality

Voters

Voters | ECI

2019 Lok Sabha result

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP secured a landslide victory, winning a clear majority with 303 seats out of 543. Their alliance, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), clinched a total of 353 seats, reaffirming Narendra Modi as Prime Minister for a second consecutive term. The opposition Indian National Congress suffered a significant setback, managing to secure only 52 seats.

Performance of national parties in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

PARTY NAMECONTESTED
All India Trinamool Congress62
Bahujan Samaj Party383
Bharatiya Janata Party436
Communist Party of India49
Communist Party of India (Marxist)69
Indian National Congress421
Nationalist Congress Party34

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