It is that time of the 5 years for the ruling government to either get in power or lose it. Lok Sabha Elections are the first sign of democracy. It gives freedom of choice to the citizens of the country. Since many years conduct of Indian elections had been the most talked about issue for every citizen. It is the time for the ruling party as well as an opposition party to pitch for elections.
This results in rallies, campaigns, speeches etc by the political parties contesting for their respective candidates. The milieu of election procedure kept our Indian media busy with day to day assumptions and some daily news to brief on.
India’s conduct of Lok Sabha elections
Likewise, India is about to conduct its Lok Sabha elections in its states and union territories. This time Lok Sabha is aimed to be conducted in 7 phases. The election phase will start from 11 April and will be declared on 23 May. The news got out by the chief election commissioner Sunil Arora. Soon, after the news political rivalry, debates, discussions etc started to take place on news channels.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the announcement of the election schedule tweeted that “The festival of democracy, elections are here”. It is announced that elections in some states that is Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim will take place in one phase that is on 11 April whereas in Odisha voting will take place in four phases. Moreover, Bihar will vote in seven phases while Jammu and Kashmir will go to polls in five phases. And last but not the least Delhi was scheduled to vote on 12th May.
Announcements of schedule of elections dates
In order to make the announcements for election dates. The election commission was entitled to hold the press conference in at 5 pm on Sunday (10th March). Since every political party is doing its best to snatch votes from the voters, Prime Minister Modi will also make his bid in the meeting for his return to power. The announcement of election dates let out numerous aspects while having a discussion in the meeting.
The Congress called announcement dates as Modi’s Vidai Parv. Moreover, the dates for election polls have been decided by keeping in mind about the dates of CBSE board exams and religious festivals dates. Also, it is found that the number of voters has been increased by 84.3 million this year. Furthermore, the GPS system will track the transportation of EVM machines. The model code of conduct will come into play and any news on social media will come under the purview of the model code of conduct. In addition to it, the states and their phases of polling have also been announced by the chief election commissioner of India.
As soon as the announcement news flooded into the news channels, PM Modi tweeted by wishing luck to election commission for the best conduct of elections. Also, he urged every citizen to show active participation in voting. Everyone is hoping their best for the best and most deserving results of the Lok Sabha elections.