Timeline of the 2019 Indian general election

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This article outlines the key events leading up to the 2019 Indian general election which was scheduled to take place from 11 April to 19 May 2019, starting with the prior election in 2014.

Pre poll

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Electoral events

Electoral timelines are as below:[1]

March 2019

  • 10 March 2019: The Election Commission of India announced election scheduled to the 17th Lok Sabha.[1]
  • 18 March 2019: Issue of notification for the 1st poll day.[1]
  • 19 March 2019: Issue of notification for the 2nd poll day.[1]
  • 25 March 2019: Last date for filing nominations for the 1st poll day.[1]
  • 26 March 2019: Last date for filing nominations for the 2nd poll day.[1]
    • Scrutiny of nominations filed for the 1st poll day.[1]
  • 27 March 2019: Scrutiny of nominations filed for the 2nd poll day.[1]
  • 28 March 2019: Issue of notification for the 3rd poll day.[1]
    • Last day for withdrawal of candidature filed for the 1st poll day.[1]
  • 29 March 2019: Last day for withdrawal of candidature filed for the 2nd poll day.[1]

April 2019

  • 2 April 2019: Issue of notification for the 4th poll day.[1]
  • 3 April 2019: Indian National Congress released their manifesto titled Congress Will Deliver.[3]
  • 4 April 2019: Last date for filing nominations for the 3rd poll day.[1]
  • 5 April 2019: Scrutiny of nominations filed for the 3rd poll day.[1]
  • 8 April 2019: Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto titled Sankalpit Bharat, Sashakt Bharat.[4][5]
    • Last day for withdrawal of candidature filed for the 3rd poll day.[1]
  • 9 April 2019: Last date for filing nominations for the 4th poll day.[1]
  • 10 April 2019: Issue of notification for the 5th poll day.[1]
    • Scrutiny of nominations filed for the 4th poll day.[1]
  • 11 April 2019: Polling held at 91 parliamentary constituencies spanning over 20 states for the first poll day.[1]
  • 12 April 2019: Last day for withdrawal of candidature filed for the 4th poll day.[1]
  • 16 April 2019: Issue of notification for the 6th poll day.[1]
  • 18 April 2019: Polling held at 95 parliamentary constituencies spanning over 13 states for the second poll day.[1] (Vellore constituency election cancelled due to illegal cash deposit from Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate.)
    • Last date for filing nominations for the 5th poll day.[1]
  • 20 April 2019: Scrutiny of nominations filed for the 5th poll day.[1]
  • 22 April 2019: Issue of notification for the 7th poll day.[1]
    • Last day for withdrawal of candidature filed for the 5th poll day.[1]
  • 23 April 2019: Polling held at 117 parliamentary constituencies spanning over 14 states for the third poll day.[1]
    • Last date for filing nominations for the 6th poll day.[1]
  • 24 April 2019: Scrutiny of nominations filed for the 6th poll day.[1]
  • 26 April 2019: Last day for withdrawal of candidature filed for the 6th poll day.[1]
  • 29 April 2019: Polling held at 71 parliamentary constituencies spanning over 9 states for the fourth poll day.[1]
    • Last date for filing nominations for the 7th poll day.[1]
  • 30 April 2019: Scrutiny of nominations filed for the 7th poll day.[1]

May 2019

  • 2 May 2019: Last day for withdrawal of candidature filed for the 7th poll day.[1]
  • 6 May 2019: Polling held for 51 parliamentary constituencies in more than 7 states for the fifth polling day.[1]
  • 12 May 2019: Polling held for 59 parliamentary constituencies in more than 7 states the sixth polling day.[1]
  • 19 May 2019: Polling held at 59 parliamentary constituencies in more than 8 states the seventh polling day.[1]
  • 23 May 2019: Counting of votes and declaration of results for all polling days.[1]

Government formation

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al "Announcement of Schedule for General Elections to Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim, 2019". Election Commission of India. 10 March 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Election code in force, project announcements, postings on hold". Live Mint. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Congress releases manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, promises wealth and welfare". Economic Times. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  4. ^ "PM Modi, Amit Shah Launch BJP Manifesto Sankalp Patra". NDTV.com. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  5. ^ "BJP Manifesto 2019". Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Cabinet Ministers of Modi Government: Full list of ministers in Modi Cabinet 2019 | India News – Times of India". The Times of India. May 30, 2019. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
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