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Lok Sabha polls likely in April-May: EC

LS polls are likely to be held on schedule and there is no 'particular interest' to advance it unless absolutely necessary, N Gopalaswami said.

Elections to the Lok Sabha are likely to be held on schedule in April-May next year and there is no “particular interest” to advance it unless absolutely necessary, Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami said on Monday.

“The Lok Sabha elections are likely to be held between mid-April and mid-May…. We have no particular interest in advancing it unless there is an absolutely great need for that,” Gopalaswami said.

Normally, the Chief Election Commissioner said as a convention the elections are held just before the government’s term ends.

“Elections will take place in the normal course,” he said.

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When asked whether his comments meant that the elections would be held “only” in April-May, Gopalaswami said there were “no procedural difficulties” in holding them earlier.

First published on: 08-12-2008 at 01:54:38 pm
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