Declarations about the dates of the Lok Sabha elections may be punctuated at any time. The commission can elect elections in seven to eight phases from April to May this time. The announcement of the dates of the elections is likely to be at the end of this week or early next week. The Election Commission has written to all the Chief Electoral Officers, which states that if any change is desired than 2014, it is desired. In this, during the voting in parliamentary constituencies, necessary changes in the hours can be reported to the Commission if necessary. The Commission has taken stock of preparations by visiting several phases of the states to finalize the preparations for the last two weeks. The commission is already in full swing over the Lok Sabha elections all over the country.
According to the sources of the commission, after the completion of their logical preparations for conducting such elections, detailed voting program can be announced for the formation of the 17th Lok Sabha. At present, the term of the 16th Lok Sabha is ending on June 3, in which the Commission has sufficient time to issue notification for the first phase. Because the Commission should announce the dates of elections and the interval of at least two weeks for the election, the commission can announce the dates by the end of March and vote in early April. According to the information received from the Commission, there is a high probability that Election Commission has also made assembly elections in Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
Since the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly has been dissolved. In such a situation, the Election Commission has to hold elections again. For this, the Commission is bound to choose within six months of the dissolution of the Assembly. This term ends in Jammu and Kashmir in May. There is also a voting in this regard. But due to fresh tension on the Pulwama attack and Kashmir, the situation is bad. In this situation, the conditions between India and Pakistan are quite opposite. In this case, the challenge of Jand has remained a challenge. The question is whether the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections will be held in the Lok Sabha elections between the worst conditions on the day to day, depending on the security situation.
However, the term of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was terminated on 16 March 2021. But last year a ruling coalition broke between PDP and BJP broke. After this, the situation of the valley is worrisome since February 14. Therefore, the conditions are not clear about the elections here. Talk about this sequence of Sikkim assembly and its term ends on May 27, 2019. Andhra Pradesh’s tenure ends on June 18 and the June 11 assembly of Orissa and Arunachal Pradesh’s assembly in the first week of June. Essential electronic voting machines and paper trail machines are to be sent to 10 lakh polling stations for 543 Lok Sabha seats in the country. It is therefore more likely that the elections will be divided into seven to eight steps.
Because if the commission’s records were found then in 2004, the commission’s announcement of the four-phase Lok Sabha elections was on February 29. While the first date of voting was the last date of April 20 and May 10th. In 2009, the Election Commission had announced the Lok Sabha elections on March 2. This time the election was held in five phases. Polling started on April 16 and ended on May 13. In the same sequence in 2014, the Election Commission had declared dates of election on March 5 and elections were held in nine phases. The entire election exercise was done on April 7 and the last phase of voting was held on May 12.