Elections 2019: A quick look at the States & Constituencies going to Poll on Apr 11

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India, the world’s largest democracy, will conduct the first phase of polling on April 11, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on May 23.

The 17th Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases as per the Election Commission.

The polling dates for the general elections are April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.

Here’s all you need to know about the Phase 1 of the 17th Lok Sabha elections:

States and Union Territories going to polls on April 11:

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.

State-wise break-up:

Andhra Pradesh: Main parties: BJP, Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), YSR Congress Party (YSRC), Jana Sena

Constituencies: 25, which includes Aruku, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Anakapalli, Kakinada, Amalapuram, Rajahmundry, Narsapuram, Eluru, Machilipatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Narasaraopet, Bapatla, Ongole, Nandyal, Kurnool, Anantapur, Hindupur, Kadapa, Nellore, Tirupati, Rajampet, Chittoor

No. of candidates: 319

Arunachal Pradesh: Main parties: BJP, Congress, People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA)

Constituencies: 2 constituencies, Arunachal West and Arunachal East

No. of candidates: 12

Assam: Main parties: BJP, Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)

Constituencies: 5 constituencies. Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur

No. of candidates: 41

Bihar: Main parties: BJP+Janata Dal (United) alliance, Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal alliance

Constituencies: 4 constituencies. Aurangabad, Gaya, Nawada, Jamui

No. of candidates: 44

Chhattisgarh: Main parties: BJP, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)

Constituencies: 1 constituency. Bastar

No. of candidates: 7

Jammu and Kashmir: Main parties: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Congress and Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) alliance; and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP)

Constituencies: 2 constituencies. Baramulla, Jammu

No. of candidates: 33

Maharashtra: Main parties: BJP and Shiv Sena (SS); Congress and National Congress Party (NCP)

Constituencies: 7 constituencies. Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur, Yavatmal-Washim

No. of candidates: 122

Manipur: Main parties: BJP, Congress and Naga People’s Front (NPF)

Constituencies: 1 constituency. Outer Manipur

No. of candidates: 8

Meghalaya: Main parties: BJP, Congress, National People’s Party (NPP) and United Democratic Party (UDP)

Constituencies: 2 constituencies, namely Shillong and Tura

No. of candidates: 9

Mizoram: Main parties: BJP, Congress and Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) alliance and Mizo National Front (MNF)

Constituencies: 1 constituency of Mizoram

No. of candidates: 6

Nagaland: Main parties: National People’s Party (NPP) and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP)

Constituencies: 1 constituency of Nagaland

No. of candidates: 4

Odisha: Main parties: BJP, Congress and Biju Janata Dal (BJD)

Constituencies: 4 constituencies, namely Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur, Koraput

No. of candidates: 26

Sikkim: Main parties: BJP, Congress, Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP), Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM)

Constituencies: 1 constituency of Sikkim

No. of candidates: 11

Telangana: Main parties: BJP, Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM)

Constituencies: 17 constituencies, including Adilabad, Peddapalle, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Zahirabad, Medak, Malkajgiri, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Chevella, Mahbubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Nalgonda, Bhongir, Warangal, Mahabubabad, Khammam

No. of candidates: 443

Tripura: Main parties: BJP, Congress, Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPM and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC)

Constituencies: 1 constituency. Tripura West

No. of candidates: 13

Uttar Pradesh: Main parties: BJP, Congress and alliance of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD)

Constituencies: 8 constituencies, namely Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar

No. of candidates: 96

Uttarakhand: Main parties: BJP, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)

Constituencies: 5 constituencies, namely Tehri Garhwal, Garhwal, Almora, Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar, Haridwar

No. of candidates: 52

West Bengal: Main parties: BJP, Congress, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Left (CPM, RSP, AIFB)

Constituencies: 2 constituencies. Coochbehar, Alipurduars

No. of candidates: 18

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Main parties: BJP, Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC)

Constituencies: 1 constituency of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

No. of candidates: 15

Lakshadweep: Main parties: BJP, Congress and National Congress Party (NCP)

Constituencies: 1 constituency of Lakshadweep

No. of candidates: 6

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