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Air Strike, interim budget will benefit BJP in LS polls: Psephologist Bhawesh Jha

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Psephologist on Sunday opined that air strike carried out by the and the interim budget presented by the central government will benefit the BJP in upcoming polls.

Jha told ANI, "Incidents like budget, air strike will work in the favour of the BJP. People used to say nine phases are too hectic so this time they have made it seven. People will vote for their choice."

Election Commission of (ECI) on Sunday announced the dates for the 17th elections, which will be held in seven phases and the first phase of polling will take place on April 11.

Announcing the election schedule and related measures, (CEC) said: "The Election Commission of has attempted every comprehensive preparation for the conduct of election for the 17th Lok Sabha, which is free, fair, inclusive, ethical, participatory and also festive," he said.

CEC also stated that the examination schedule of all state boards and factors like festivals, harvest season, etc were taken into consideration while fixing poll dates.

He also informed that the final electoral roles have a total number of voters in the vicinity of 900 million.

The tenure of the 16th expires on June 3.

The Lok Sabha elections in are the biggest democratic exercise in the world. Indian electorates will be voting to elect (MP) for 543 Lok Sabha constituencies.

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 05:51 IST