New Delhi, March : The Election Commission announced the polling dates for the 17th Lok Sabha Elections on Sunday, March 10. The 2019 Lok Sabha elections for the 543 seats will take place in seven (7) phases from April 11 to May 19, 2019. The counting of votes will take place on 23 May, 2019. The polling in Sikkim will take place on April 11, 2019 for the only Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule Announcement by ECI Live News Updates.
The election dates were announced by the Election Commission chief - Sunil Arora (Chief EC), and in the presence of Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra, in the national capital, Delhi. EC said that adequate security arrangements have been put in place for fair and smooth elections across the country and in the state of Sikkim. Model Code of Conduct Comes Into Force Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019: What is MCC or Aachar Sanhita? Why It's Needed & How is it Enforced? All You Need to Know.
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In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, the Sikkim Democratic Front won the only Lok Sabha seat in the state. Prem Das Rai won the seat in the 2014 elections. He was the sitting MP then as he had won from the seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections as well.