The 17th Lok Sabha elections will be conducted from April 11th to May 19th. The elections will be conducted in seven phases in the country. The Chief Election Commissioner announced on Sunday that the counting of votes will be on May. To improve the quality of the electoral process the Model Code of Conduct with the Election Commission is introducing new measures.
The commission mentioned that strict action would be taken if there is any use of photographs of the defence personnel in the election. The electoral body in a letter to all recognised parties on Saturday, asked the parties, their candidates not to display any photographs of any defence personnel or any advertisements.
Mr Arora addressing the media said voting for Lok Sabha elections will be held from April 11 to May 19. Assembly election in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha will be conducted along the Lok Sabha elections. The Election Commission is yet to take a call on polls looking at the security scenario.
The two phases elections to be conducted in Karnataka, Rajasthan, Manipur and Tripura. Assam and Chhattisgarh will have three phases. The election in 22 states and Union Territories will be conducted in a single phase. Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha will be covered in four phases. Jammu and Kashmir five, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh in Six phases and West Bengal in seven. In Anantnag, the election of three rounds will be conducted.
The CEC stated that 91 constituencies will take part in the election in the first phase, 97 in the second phase, 115 in the third phase, 71 in fourth, 51 in fifth and 59 each in sixth and seventh.
Mr Arora said that there are more than 10.35 lakh polling stations for the election, this is 10% higher than in 2014. The Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines of a total of 17.4 lakh units to be used for the first time in all the polling stations. The Chief Election Commissions said the standard operating procedures for the security of VVPAT and EVM’s had been checked and verified to ensure that their end to end movements was monitored by GPS installed transport vehicles.
All the election news would also be monitored on all the national and regional news media. The immediate action to be taken against any violation. The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) to work out on the information about the input of Facebook, Twitter, Google, WhatsApp and Share Chat to cooperate with Election Commission.Share this to your,