New Delhi, March 10: The Election Commission on Sunday, March 10, announced the polling dates for the 17th Lok Sabha Elections as well as the 2019 Assembly Elections in the states of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The polling for the Lok Sabha for the 543 seats will take place from April 11 to 19 May, 2019. While the counting of votes will take place on May 23 for the Lok Sabha Elections. 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.
The polling in Sikkim for the state assembly elections will take place on April 11, 2019 for the 32 seats in the state. 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. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Voting In 7 Phases From April 11 to May 19, Counting And Results On May 23; Check All Dates For General Elections.
The Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) led by Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling emerged as the biggest party by winning 22 assembly seats in the house of 32 seats in the 2014 Assembly Elections. Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), which was a new comer then, won 10 seats and became the Opposition party in the Sikkim legislative assembly.