The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections are high upon us. In just a few days, India will begin the largest exercise in democratic franchise anywhere in the world, and one with high stakes at that, as over 900 million citizens get set to vote in their preferred candidate and party to 543 Parliamentary seats. With the poll clouds having well-and-truly spread across the Indian sub-continent, Republic Bharat has left no stone unturned to catch the pulse of the nation this election season.
To get groundbreaking and unparalleled election news from every nook and corner, and with ample cognisance of the fact that elections are won and lost on the ground, R. Bharat has flagged off the 'Bharat Ki Bus' which will criss-cross the nation, travelling from key constituency to key constituency as India votes.
After setting off from Noida on Monday, the 'Bharat Ki Bus' is scheduled to follow the following route: Ghaziabad, Meerut, Baghpat, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Amroha, Moradabad, Rampur, Bareilly, Agra, Mathura, Mainpuri and others.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora had announced the election schedule on March 10, 2019. He had informed that the general elections will be held in seven phases, and detailed precisely why the elections are the largest exercise of democratic franchise anywhere in the world. Here are the dates, numbers, facts and figures that matter: