Arora said Sunday that 91 constituencies would go to the polls in the first phase, 97 in the second, 115 in the third, 71 in the fourth, 51 in the fifth, 59 in the sixth, and 59 in the seventh and last phase.
As the Election Commission announced the schedule for the much-awaited Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 10 said the BJP-led NDA seeks people's "blessings again". The last date for filing of nominations is March 25. There are 84.3 million new voters, as compared to 814.5 million electorate in 2014, the CEC said.
The commission announced that it is introducing a mobile app for citizens to record any violation of code of conduct.
He said that in the case of Jammu and Kashmir, only parliamentary elections will take place. This among other things shall include payments made to internet companies and websites for carrying advertisements and also campaign related operational expenditure on making creative development of content, salaries and wages paid to the team of workers employed to maintain their social media account.
Arora added Sunday that the model code of conduct was now in effect. Platforms have to the commission that they will have dedicated grievance officers to take action.
According to the new rules laid out by the election commission, the candidates are required to give their details of the properties that they hold overseas, aside of the ones that are there in the country in their poll affidavits.
Washington lawmakers take step toward year-round daylight saving time
I don't think it's a stretch to say that if NY makes the change, it could spur a number of states in the Northeast to follow suit. In Alberta, a MLA proposed to ditch the time change in a private member's bill, which was ultimately rejected in 2017.
The commission has also set up a separate team to monitor expenditure of political parties after a record spend in the 2014 election.
Announcing the seven-phase elections schedule across India, Chief Election Commissioner said that the Commission has been visiting the state and has been interacting with the political parties, the state administration and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Election Commission of India has ruled out holding the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Lok Sabha polls will be held in 7 phases.
The Jammu and Kashmir assembly was dissolved in November a year ago, months after the Mehbooba Mufti-headed government in the state fell following the BJP withdrawing support to it in June.