Lok Sabha Election Live Blog: March 5

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March 5, 2014, 11:39 am:  Two Island Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshdweep to vote on April 10.

March 5, 2014, 11:36 am:  Correction – Chennai to vote on April 24. Not April 30.

March 5, 2014, 11:33 am:  Mumbai to vote on April 24. Bangalore on April 17, Hyderabad on April 30, Chennai on April 30, Kolkata on May 12 and Delhi on April 10.

March 5, 2014, 11:29 am:  CEC V S Sampath – We will not hesitate to use our powers. But, we can’t use the powers which we don’t have.

March 5, 2014, 11:28 am:  Sudhanshu Trivedi of the BJP on LS poll schedule – It’s a prerogative of the election commission to decide the number of phases, they must have done so keeping security concerns in mind. We will expedite the candidate selection process. Cong is in elections for facing save, third parties who are here for saving their bastions. Have faith that people of india will give us mandate to form government.

March 5, 2014, 11:27 am:  Chief Minister of MP – Shivraj is confident of winning all 29 seats in MP for making Narendra Modi Prime Minister of the country.

March 5, 2014, 11:23 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Odisha to vote in assembly and LS on April 10 and April 17.

March 5, 2014, 11:23 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Gujarat to vote on April 30.

March 5, 2014, 11:22 am:  CEC V S Sampath – UP to vote in 6 phases, J&K in 5 Phases, Bihar in 6 phases, West Bengal in 5 phases.

March 5, 2014, 11:21 am:  Telangana to vote on April 30 and AP on May 7.

March 5, 2014, 11:20 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Maharashtra to vote in three phases.

March 5, 2014, 11:20 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Delhi to vote on April 10 in one phase.

March 5, 2014, 11:20 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Karnataka to vote in one phase on April 10.

March 5, 2014, 11:17 am:  CEC V S Sampath – We are conducting the elections to AP Assembly. After the appointed date, MLAs will go to their respective states.

March 5, 2014, 11:14 am:  9th April – 6 states – 7 Lok Sabha Seats.

March 5, 2014, 11:13 am:  7th April – Two states and 6 LS seats. Assam and Trripura.

March 5, 2014, 11:07 am:  LS poll schedule 5th – 17th April – 13 states 6th – 24th April 7th – 27th April 8th – 7th may – 7 states 9th – 12th may – 3 states

March 5, 2014, 11:07 am:  CEC – 1st Day of Poll is 7th April 2ndDay of Poll is 9th April 3rd Day of Poll 10th April 4th Day of Poll 12thApril

March 5, 2014, 11:06 am:  CEC – Total 9 Phase Polling

March 5, 2014, 11:06 am:  CEC – 6th – 24th April 7th – 27th April

March 5, 2014, 11:05 am:  CEC – Fifth Phase on April 17

March 5, 2014, 11:05 am:  CEC – Eight phase of polling on May 7 and 9th Phase on 12 May.

March 5, 2014, 11:03 am:  CEC – AP will go to polls on April 30 and May 7. Both Assembly and Lok Sabha.

March 5, 2014, 11:02 am:  CEC – Fourth phase 12 April.

March 5, 2014, 11:01 am:  CEC – Counting of Votes on 16 May.

March 5, 2014, 11:01 am:  CEC V S Sampath – third phase poll date April 10 April – 14 states.

March 5, 2014, 11:00 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Second Poll date 9 April.

March 5, 2014, 10:59 am:  CEC V S Sampath – 7 April first phase poll

March 5, 2014, 10:57 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Greater participation of voters will be ensured and encouraged.

March 5, 2014, 10:53 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Photo voter slips will be introduced in these elections.

March 5, 2014, 10:52 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Observers will be deployed across India. Different category observers will be deployed.

March 5, 2014, 10:51 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Adequate security arrangements will be made to ensure that voters are not intimidated by anyone.

March 5, 2014, 10:49 am:  CEC V S Sampath – NOTA or None Of The Above option will remain.

March 5, 2014, 10:47 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Polling stations approximately 9,30,000 across India. Up by 12%.

March 5, 2014, 10:45 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Special camps shall be organised in all polling booths across India with voters list. Voters can confirm their names.

March 5, 2014, 10:43 am:  CEC V S Sampath – Total electorate 814 Million (81.4 Crores). 10 crore more voters.

March 5, 2014, 10:42 am:  CEC- Election should be over before the Monsoon arrives.

March 5, 2014, 10:41 am:  CEC – We have ensured that the poll schedule will not affect the school and college examination schedule across India.

March 5, 2014, 10:39 am:  CEC – EC is mandated to complete the process by May 31.

March 5, 2014, 10:38 am:  CEC V S Sampath – EC held series of meetings with all including political parties.

March 5, 2014, 10:38 am:  Elections to be held to three state assemblies – AP, Odisha and Sikkim along with Lok Sabha polls.

March 5, 2014, 10:36 am:  Election Commission Press meet begins in New Delhi. CEC V S Sampath is talking.

March 5, 2014, 10:28 am:  TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu tweets – Poll bugle being sounded by EC today. It’s end game Congress. PM already made silent exit by shunning Media on board.

March 5, 2014, 10:24 am:  Can the election schedule be shorter in India? It is getting shorter and shorter in rest of the World.

March 5, 2014, 10:16 am:  Kumar Ketkar – Hyper federalism can be very dangerous.

March 5, 2014, 10:15 am:  There are around 12 crore first time voters. They form 15% of the total voters. They can swing the election results.

March 5, 2014, 10:13 am:  The BJP is looking for allies in TN and AP.

March 5, 2014, 10:10 am:  Dhiraj Nayar – Perhaps for the first time a Chief Minister is making an audacious attempt to make a bid for the post PM.

March 5, 2014, 10:08 am:  Veteran editor Kumar Ketkar -It is the most exciting Lok Sabha election. All major players are born post Independence. Modi to Rahul Gandhi.

March 5, 2014, 10:07 am:  Dr. Sandeep Shastri – The UPA-2 is on a back foot. It is trying to retain its relevance.

March 5, 2014, 10:04 am:  More than 810 million voters (81 crore) are eligible to vote in this Lok Sabha elections. Out of them more than 10 crore first time voters.

March 5, 2014, 10:02 am:  Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampanth and two Election Commissioners will hold a joint a press meet to announce Lok Sabha schedule@10-30

March 5, 2014, 10:00 am:  Lok Sabha elections is the largest democratic exercise in the World.

March 5, 2014, 9:55 am:  FIVE PHASE 2009 POLLS

Phase 1
April 16, 2009
Elections in 124 constituencies across 15 states and 2 union territories
Elections held in 1.85 lakh polling stations
The EC ordered repoll in 46 polling booths across 7 states

Phase 2
April 22 -23, 2009
Polling in 12 states for 140 constituencies

Phase 3
April 30, 2009
Elections in 107 constituencies spread across nine states and two union territories
The fate of 1,567 candidates was decided in this phase

Phase 4
May 7, 2009
Elections for 85 seats across eight states involving 1,315 candidates

Phase 5
May 13, 2009
Voting across seven states and two union territories for 86 constituencies
In J&K, two polling stations could not be reached by the polling officials due to extreme snow
Polling officials were forced to trek through deep snow to reach the polling stations
Polls took place 2 days later on May 15 in these two stations

March 5, 2014, 9:50 am:  # General elections were held to elect the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009

# Elections were held in five phases between 16 April 2009 and 13 May 2009.

# 714 million voters were eligible to cast their votes.

# In February 2009, Rs.1,120 Crores was budgeted for election expenses by the Indian Parliament.

# The average election turnout over all 5 phases was around 59.7%.

# The results of the election were announced within three days of phase five, on 16 May 2009.

# On 22 May 2009, Manmohan Singh was sworn in as the Prime Minister at the Ashoka Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

March 5, 2014, 9:34 am:  Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamna’ attacks BJP for trying to clinch a deal with the MNS chief Raj Thackeray ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

March 5, 2014, 9:03 am:  Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal has reached Ahmedabad in Gujarat where he will stay for four days to verify the development claims of the Narendra Modi government.

March 5, 2014, 8:41 am:  The Congress party is likely to unveil its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections today. It is likely to come up with the list of candidates for Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

March 5, 2014, 8:16 am:  Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal is on his way to Gujarat for a four-day tour of the state.

March 5, 2014, 7:44 am:  The 2014 Lok Sabha election is likely to be a six or seven phase poll and may begin from the first week of April.

March 5, 2014, 7:44 am:  The schedule for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections will be announced by the Election Commission at 10:30 am today.

March 5, 2014, 7:43 am:  Congress-RJD alliance sealed; out of 40 seats in Bihar, 12 go to Congress, 1 to NCP, 27 to RJD.

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