New Delhi: The Election Commission of India today announced the Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases beginning April 11.
The counting of votes will be done on May 23.
With the announcement of poll dates, the model code of conduct comes into force with immediate effect.
“The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes into effect from today itself in the entire country. Any violation will be dealt with strictly,” Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora told the media on Sunday.
“Elaborate arrangement has been made for peaceful conduct of elections,” Arora said adding “Efforts are made to make voting process comfortable, specially for senior citizens.”
LIST OF STATES GOING TO POLLS IN VARIOUS PHASES
Single Phase Polls: 22 states and UTs
Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana , Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Delhi, Pondicherry
Two Phase Polls: Four States
Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan, Tripura.
Three Phase Polls: Two States
Four Phase Polls: Four states
Jharkahand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha
Five Phase Polls: One State
Jammu and Kashmir
Six Phase Polls: No state
Seven Phase Polls: Three States
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal