Indian election timetable

Elections to be held in nine phases during April and May.

    Indian election timetable
    India's electoral commission will stage a five-week election from April 7 [AFP]

    Indian elections to 543 parliamentary seats would be held in nine phases staggered over the months of April and May, the country's election commission announced on Wednesday.

    The last phase of polling will be held on May 12, with results expected by May 16.

    India holds elections in phases for logistical and security reasons.

    The timetable for polling for different states and Union Territories are as follows:

    Andaman and Nicobar islands: April 10
    Andhra Pradesh: April 30 and May 7
    Arunachal Pradesh: April 9
    Assam: April 7, 12 and 24
    Bihar: April 10, 17, 24, 30, May 7 and 12
    Chandigarh: April 10
    Chhattisgarh: April 10, 17, 24
    Dadra and Nagar Haveli: April 30
    Daman and Diu: April 30
    Delhi: April 10
    Goa: April 17
    Gujarat: April 30
    Haryana: April 10
    Himachal Pradesh: May 7
    Jammu and Kashmir: April 10, 17, 24, 30 and May 7 
    Jharkhand:  April 10, 17, 24 
    Karnataka:  April 17
    Kerala:  April 10
    Lakshadeep:  April 10
    Madhya Pradesh:  April 10, 17, 24
    Maharashtra:  April 10, 17, 24
    Manipur:  April 9, 17
    Meghalaya:  April 9
    Mizoram:  April 9
    Nagaland:

    April 9

    Odisha: 

    April 10, 17

    Puducherry: April 24
    Punjab: April 30
    Rajasthan:  April 17 and 24
    Sikkim:  April 12
    Tamil Nadu:  April 24
    Tripura:  April 7, 12
    Uttarakhand: May 7
    Uttar Pradesh:  April 10, 17, 24, 30, May 7 and 12
    West Bengal: April 17, 24, 30, May 7 and 12

    SOURCE: Agencies


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