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Cabinet sends Lok Sabha Poll dates to President for notifications

The Union Cabinet initiated the process of notifying the dates of the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls by sending the Election Commission’s recommendation to President Ram Nath Kovind.

The first notification will be issued on March 18 for the polls beginning April 11.

The Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday recommended to the President to approve the issuance of notifications for the different phases.

The EC had announced the poll schedule on March 10 and had sent the mandatory recommendation to the Union Law Ministry to notify the Lok Sabha election dates.

Under Section 14 of the Representation of the People Act, the EC sends its recommendation to the government which requests the President to clear the notification of the poll dates.

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