The other day the most awaited announcement has been made by the Election Commission of India. The Chief Election Commissioner declared the tentative schedule of AP Assembly and Lok Sabha polls.
Shockingly, EC decided to start the polls procedure from 11th of April giving the parties just a month exactly to do their campaigning. According to the schedule, the nomination filings shall be concluded on 28th of this month to start the polls. This time, EC planned the AP Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in seven different phases. April 11th is the commencement of the first phase, Lok Sabha elections shall be concluded along with some Assembly elections. Then the Assembly elections continue in phases as listed by the commission. The second phase would be on April 18, third on 23rd April, fourth on 29th of April, fifth on 6th May, sixth on May 12 and finally the last on May 19. In addition of AP Assembly and Lok Sabha, Telangana Lok Sabha elections are conducted in the first phase. Aspirants for 175 Assembly seats and 25 Parliament seats are competing with their respective party flags.
The results will be declared on 23rd May, that means the parties should patiently wait for more than a month to have the final result. This might frustrate parties but they have chalking plans within no time to intensify their respective election campaigns.