New Delhi, March 10: The constituency-wise dates of upcoming Lok Sabha polls 2019 was announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday. As per the schedule, voting for the general elections in Madhya Pradesh will be held in four phases, beginning from April 29. The results will be declared on May 23.
As per the press statement read out by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, six parliamentary seats of Madhya Pradesh will be contested in 4th phase, on April 29; seven seats in 5th phase, on May 6; eight seats in 6th phase, on May 12; and the remaining eight seats on May 19. Check Full Schedule of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Check the Constituency-Wise Dates of Voting in Madhya Pradesh Below:
- Siddhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla, Chhindwara and Balaghat will vote on April 29.
- Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad and Betul will go to polls on May 6.
- Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha and Bhopal to be contested on May 12.
- Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore, Khargone and Khandwa will be voting on May 19.
A total of 29 MPs are elected from the central state, forming a key proponent in electing the next government at the Centre. In 2014, Madhya Pradesh -- similar to other states in the Hindi heartland -- was swept by a Narendra Modi wave. The BJP registered a victory in 26 of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in the last general elections. The Congress was reduced to 3 seats. In the 2009 polls, the BJP and the Congress had won 16 and 12 seats, respectively.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule And Dates: Voting In 7 Phases, Results On May 23 (Watch Video):
Although the prospects of the Congress bouncing back were high following its victory over the BJP in the recently contested assembly elections, pollsters claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recovered the lost grounds in past couple of months. At least three major opinion polls have claimed that the BJP could win as many as 27 out of the 29 seats in MP.
In the assembly elections held in November-December 2018, the Congress had narrowly wrested the state, bagging 114 of the 130 constituencies, whereas, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP was reduced to 109. A government of slim majority was formed with support from 2 BSP, 1 SP and 3 independent legislators.