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India’s general elections from April 11 to May 19, results on May 23

The Indian parliamentary elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19 and the votes will be counted on May 23, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced on Sunday.
Mar 10, 2019
NEW DELHI: The Indian parliamentary elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19 and the votes will be counted on May 23, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced on Sunday.
 
Calling the Indian parliamentary battle the "largest festival of democracy", he said that 91 constituencies (spread across 20 states) will see polling on April 11, 97 constituencies (13 states) on April 18, 115 (14) on April 23, 71 (9) on April 29, 51 (7) on May 6, 59 (also 7) on May 12 and 59 constituencies (8 states) on May 19.
 
The election will see about 900 million voters, up from 814.5 million in 2014, when Narendra Modi led the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to power ending a decade of Congress-headed UPA rule.
 
Approximately one million polling stations, 100,000 more than in 2014, will be set up and a total of 1.74 million VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail)  will be used with electronic voting machines (EVMs) in all polling stations, Arora told a crowded press conference.
 

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