The Election Commission is set to announce the dates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections today. The poll panel will be holding a press conference at 5 pm at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi.
The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3.
As soon as the elections are announced, the model code of conduct will come into force. Amongst other things, the code bars the government from announcing policy decisions.
There is a strong possibility that the Election Commission may go by the precedent and hold assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh along with the Lok Sabha polls.
The required electronic voting machines and paper trail machines are in place to be deployed in nearly 10 lakh poling stations across 543 Lok Sabha constituencies.
Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi is expected to launch the Surat Metro project today. The Centre on Saturday approved two corridors of the Surat Metro project, which will be executed at an estimated cost of around Rs 12,000 crore, according to an official statement.
Meanwhile, Congress and JD(S) will finalise the seat sharing for Lok Sabha elections. On Wednesday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi had called on JDS leader and former Prime Minister Deve Gowda and have decided to fight together in the coming lok saba elections.
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Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani Saturday expanded his cabinet by inducting three members, including former Congress lawmaker Jawahar Chavda, who was made a minister a day after he joined the BJP.
BJP lawmaker from Manjalpur of Vadodara district Yogesh Patel and Jamnagar West MLA Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, who had crossed over from Congress, were the other two members inducted into the cabinet.
The Election Commission on Saturday asked political parties across the country to not use photographs of defence personnel on hoardings or posters in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls.