Lok Sabha elections-What is open and closed on April 19?

S Venkateshwari
Lok Sabha elections-What is open and closed on april 19?

On Friday, India's seven-phase election will commence with elections for 102 lok sabha seats spread across 21 states and Union territories. Banks, public and private offices will operate in accordance with the dates of the state elections. Voters receive pay on election day as well. 

List of states holding early elections

Rajasthan (12), Uttar Pradesh (8), madhya pradesh (6), assam (5), maharashtra (5), bihar (4), West bengal (30, Manipur (2), Tripura (1), J&K (1), chhattisgarh (1)), and tamil Nadu (39), uttarakhand (5), Arunachal Pradesh (2), meghalaya (2), andaman and nicobar islands (1), Mizoram (1), Nagaland (1), puducherry (1), sikkim (1), and lakshadweep (1).

These cities' banks will continue to be closed.

On april 19, banks in Nagpur, Aizawl, Itanagar, Jaipur, Kohima, Chennai, Agartala, Dehradun, and Shillong will be closed.

In these states, election Day is a state holiday

Since every constituency in tamil Nadu, Nagaland, and uttarakhand will be voting on Friday, april 19 has been designated as a state holiday in these states. april 19 has been declared a paid vacation for all non-government workers in Mizoram.

Day of polling: april 19: What's open?

The NSE had previously declared that the markets would only be closed on May 20, the day of Mumbai's elections. However, stock markets will be open on april 19.

The following cities' banks will stay open: Chennai, Agartala, Dehradun, Aizawl, Itanagar, Jaipur, Kohima, Nagpur, and Shillong. These cities are not on the list.

All necessary services will continue to operate.

Private offices must stay open unless there are specified vacations.

Poll day is april 19; what's closed?

Government buildings in tamil Nadu, Nagaland, and uttarakhand will stay closed.

In the constituency being polled, schools and colleges will stay closed.

There will be no liquor stores open in the voting districts. 48 hours prior to the election, the constituencies begin their "dry days."

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