900mn to vote in Indian elections, but expats in Oman can't

Only Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Election Commission to announce dates of poll today at 5 pm

Simultaneously, elections to 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana will also be held on the same day.

The survey conducted by India TV-CNX, between March 1 and March 7 in 193 of the 543 parliamentary constituencies, also predicted a surge of the Congress with its tally likely to nearly double compared with the last general elections.

The national election will be held from April 11 to May 19 and the results will be declared on May 23, the Election Commission said yesterday. "The abject surrender to anti-India forces is a crying shame", he said. Wishing the Election Commission and all the officials who would be on the field ensuring a smooth election, PM Modi tweeted, "The festival of democracy, Elections are here". In the country, the election process has to be completed by June 3.

For the first time in the Lok Sabha polls, candidates with criminal antecedents are required to publish information in this regard in newspapers and through television channels on three occasions during the campaign period, the Election Commission said on Sunday. I hope this election witnesses a historic turnout.

"Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi we have clarity about leadership and our agenda that is based on development", he said. Local body polls were held peacefully, there are enough forces present then why can't state elections be held?

Omar said he never thought Modi would be "willing to confess his failure" on a global stage by not conducting the assembly polls on time in J-K.

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Mr Owaisi said, "What is the link between Ramzan and elections?" "Over a dozen times, elections have been held during the holy month of Ramzan", Prasad said at a press meet.

As per the Model Code of Conduct, no major policy decision can be announced by the central and the concerned stated governments until the new representatives are elected.

The announcement was made Sunday by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.

According to the new rules laid out by the election commission, the candidates are required to give their details of the properties that they hold overseas, aside of the ones that are there in the country in their poll affidavits.

Now, if the UPA is to stitch post-poll alliances in the states of Assam (AIUDF), Kerala (LDF), Uttar Pradesh (SP+BSP+RLD) and West Bengal (TMC), its total tally would increase to 226 seats, the survey said. "When these polls could be held, what is the logic for deferring assembly polls?"

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