Finally after so many controversies happening from the past few months about political parties trying their best to win this election season, Lok Sabha Election dates have been announced by the Elections Commission.
Election dates: State-wise
- Bihar – April 10, 17, 24, 30, May 7, 12
- Odisha – April 10, 17
- West Bengal – April 17, 24, 30, May 7, 12
- Chhattisgarh – April 10, 17, 24
- Jharkhand – April 10, 17, 24
- Madhya Pradesh- April 10, 17, 24
- Goa – April 17
- Gujarat – April 30
- Maharashtra – April 10, 17, 24
- Rajasthan – April 17, 24
- Haryana – April 10
- Himachal Pradesh – May 7
- Jammu and Kashmir – April 10, 17, 24, 30, May 7
- Punjab – April 30
- Uttar Pradesh – April 10, 17, 24, 30, May 7, 12
- Uttarakhand – May 7
- Karnataka – April 17
- Kerala – April 10
- Tamil Nadu – April 24
- Andhra Pradesh – April 30, May 7
- Manipur – April 9, 17
- Meghalaya – April 9
- Mizoram – April 9
- Nagaland – April 9
- Arunachal Pradesh – April 9
- Assam – April 7, 12, 24
- Sikkim – April 12
- Tripura – April 7, 12
- Andaman – April 10
- Chandigarh – April 10
- Dadra Nagar Haveli – April 30
- Daman and Diu – April 30
- Lakshadweep – April 10
- NCT OF Delhi – April 10
- Puducherry – April 24
Dates of Lok Sabha Elections in Maharashtra:
Poll date: April 10
Poll date: April 17
Poll date: April 24
- Mumbai north
- Mumbai northwest
- Mumbai north east
- Mumbai north central
- Mumbai south-central
- Mumbai south
Election Code of Conduct:
1. Before using loud speakers during their poll campaigning, candidates and political parties must take permission or license from the local authorities. The candidates should inform the local police for conducting election rallies to enable the police authorities to make required security arrangements.
2. The contesting candidates and their campaigners must respect the home life of their rivals and should not disturb them by holding road shows or demonstrations infront of their houses. The Code tells the candidates to keep it .
3. The election campaign rallies and road shows must not hinder the road traffic.
4. The Code has asked the candidates to refrain from distributing liquor to voters. It is a widely known fact in India that during election campaigning, liquor would be distributed to the voters.
5. The election Code in force hinders the government or ruling party leaders from launching new welfare programmes like construction of roads, provision of drinking water facilities etc. or any ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
6. The Code instructs that the public spaces like meeting grounds, helipads, government guest houses and bungalows should be equally shared among the contesing candidates. These public spaces should not be monopolised by a few candidates.
7 On the polling day, the Code asks all party candidates to cooperate to the poll-duty officials at the voting booths for an orderly voting process. Candidate should not display their election symbols near and around the poll booths on the polling day. No one should enter the booths without valid pass from the Election Commission.
8. The Code says that there will be poll observers to whom any complaints can be reported or submitted.
9. The ruling party should not use its seat of power for the campaign purposes.
10. The ruling party ministers should not make any ad-hoc appointment of officials, which may influence the voters in favour of the party in power, the Model Code of Conduct says.
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