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Lok Sabha polls 2019: NE states to cast votes on April 11, 18 & 23

Polling in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Sikkim to be held in single phase; Manipur and Tripura in two phases; Assam in three phases; counting on May 23

Guwahati: The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday announced the dates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls 2019 to be held across the country in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. The counting will take place on May 23, the EC said.

The model code of conduct comes into effect right away across the country and will be in effect till the results are announced.

Polling for the eight states of the Northeast will be held in three phases -- on April 11, 18 and 23.

While polling in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya will be held in a single phase, elections in Tripura and Manipur will be held in two phases. Polling in Assam will be held in three phases -- five seats on April 11, five seats on April 18 and four seats on April 23.

Here is the break-up for the states of the Northeast:

Phase 1 (April 11):

Arunachal Pradesh: 2 seats

Assam: 5 seats

Manipur: 1 seat

Meghalaya: 2 seats

Mizoram: 1 seat

Nagaland: 1 seat

Sikkim: 1 seat

Tripura: 1 seat

Phase 2 (April 18)

Assam: 5 seats

Manipur: 1 seat

Tripura: 1 seat

Phase 3 (April 23)

Assam: 4 seats