Dry Days During Elections: Alcohol Sale Banned From April 21-23 in Constituencies Going For Phase 3 Lok Sabha Polls; Check Full List And Dates
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New Delhi, April 21: Ahead of the third phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019, the sale of liquor will be banned for a 48-hour period. The ban will be lifted with the conclusion of voting in the respective constituencies. Dry days are observed because of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), which is imposed for conducting fair elections. The 48-hour ban on alcohol sale kickstarted from 5 pm on Sunday and would continue till 6 pm on Tuesday.

In Phase III of the Parliamentary polls, voting will take place on April 23 for 116 constituencies, spread over 13 states and 2 Union Territories.  The polling will be conducted for all 26 constituencies in Gujarat, 20 in Kerala, 14 each in Maharashtra and Karnataka, 10 in Uttar Pradesh, seven in Chhattisgarh, six in Odisha, five each in Bihar and West Bengal, four in Assam, two in Goa, one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Tripura. The campaigning for the third phase of elections ended on Sunday at 5 pm. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Voting In 7 Phases From April 11 to May 19, Counting And Results On May 23.

List of States And Constituencies That Will Vote On April 23 In Phase III:

State (No. of seats voting in this phase) Constituencies
Assam (4) Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Guhati
Bihar (5) Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Araria, Madhepura, Khagaria
Chhattisgarh (7) Surguja, Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, Korba, Bilaspur, Durg, Raipur
Gujarat (26) Kachchh, Banaskantha, Patan, Mahesana, Sabarkantha, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad East, Ahmedabad West, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Anand, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod, Vadodara, Chhota Udaipur, Bharuch, Bardoli, Surat, Navsari, Valsad
Goa (2) Noth Goa, South Goa
Jammu And Kashmir (1) Anantnag
Karnataka (14) Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Bellary, Haveri, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada, Davanagere, Shimoga
Kerala (20) Kasaragod, Kannur, Vatakara, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Ponnani, Palakkad, Alathur, Thrissur, Chalakudy, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Mavelikara, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram
Maharashtra (14) Jalgaon, raver, Jalna, Aurangabad, Raigad, Pune, Baramati, Ahmednagar, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Hatkanangle
Odisha (6) Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri, Bhubaneswar
Uttar Pradesh (10) Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etah, Badaun, Aonla, Bareilly, Pilibhit
West Bengal (5) Balurghat, Maldaha Uttar, Maldaha Dakshin, Jangipur, Murshidabad
Dadra And Nagar Haveli (1) Dadra And Nagar Haveli
Daman And Diu (1) Daman And Diu

Among the key candidates contesting this phase include - Shashi Tharoor, Rahul Gandhi, Anto Anthony, Tushar Vellapally, Raju Shetti, Supriya Sule, Abhijit Mukherjee, Mohan Joshi and others. The polls would be conducted from 7 am to 6 pm. Security has been tightened in sensitive polling areas to avoid any untoward incident. Phase 3 Campaigning For Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Ends, 116 Constituencies to Go For Polls on Tuesday.

Voting for the third phase of Odisha Assembly Elections 2019 will also take place along with the third phase of parliamentary polls. The polling will take place on EVMs as well as VVPAT machines on all polling booths this election.