Lok Sabha Election Schedule: EC to announce Lok Sabha election schedule tomorrow

Ananya Shroff
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NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) will unveil the timetable for the Lok Sabha election at 3 pm on Saturday. The announcement will also cover some state assemblies.

The poll panel made the announcement on X, previously known as Twitter, stating that a press conference will be held tomorrow to announce the schedule for the general elections of 2024 and several state assemblies.

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“Press conference by Election Commission to announce schedule for general elections 2024 & some state assemblies will be held at 3 pm tomorrow ie March 16. It will be livestreamed on social media platforms of the ECI,” the announcement read.

Important Dates:

  • Announcement: Tomorrow at 3 pm
  • Livestream: ECI’s social media platforms
  • End of Present Lok Sabha Term: June 16

The current term of the Lok Sabha is set to end on June 16, necessitating the formation of a new House before that.

Earlier, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar had stated on Wednesday that the poll body would decide on holding Lok Sabha polls and assembly elections together or separately in Jammu and Kashmir after assessing the security situation.

Key Political Developments:

  • Candidate Lists: Both BJP and Congress have released two lists of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls.
  • Electoral Bonds: The Election Commission recently uploaded electoral bonds data shared by the State Bank of India (SBI) on its website. Notable donors include Grasim Industries, Megha Engineering, Piramal Enterprises, Apollo Tyres, Lakshmi Mittal, Edelweiss, PVR, Keventer, Sula Wine, Welspun, and Sun Pharma.
  • Previous Polls: Last time, the Lok Sabha polls were announced on March 10 and held in seven phases.

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