EC announces Lok Sabha poll schedule
Chief ElectionCommissioner N Gopalaswami announced on Monday the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections.
Polls will be held in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh in 5-phases , Bihar in 4-phases, Maharashtra and West Bengal in 3-phases, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Punjab in 2 phases. Remaining 15 states and seven union territories will have one-day polling.
Polls will be conducted in 124 constituencies on April 16, 141 constituencies on April 23, 107 constituencies on April 30, 85 constituencies on May 7 and 86 constrituencies on May 13.
Counting of votes will be done on May 16 and the 15th Lok Sabha will be constituted by June 2.
Three states, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Orissa will simultaneously hold assembly polls.