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MCC comes in effect as ECI announces Loksabha election 2019 dates

The Election Commission of India announces dates to chose prime minister of India

Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi; A Battle to become or remain Prime Minister of India
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As the Election Commission of India announces the dates the moral code of conduct comes into effect. Now on the ruling party will not be able to bring anything new officially in action.

The moral code of conduct:

MCC is a practice in India which comes into effect sometime before the announced election dates in India. This rule prevents the ruling government to attract voters to vote them again. By this rule, the government is bound not to bring anything new into action.

The moral code of conduct is very effective in campaigning for opposition parties as they have full access to everything which happened and the ruling government is ceased to impose new rules or citizen benefits. New jobs, new appointments, new transfers will not be imposed by the government until the election results.

Loksabha elections(general elections) in India

India is the biggest democratic secular country in the world with a population of more than 1.3 billion people. Voting is a fundamental right given to citizens to elect a new government. Since independence, India is governed by this rule and has proven to be a successful democracy in the world. Every five year the general elections are conducted in India. The election commission of India monitors the election and procedures as a watchdog.

The 17th Loksabha elections in India may become a deathbed for either Congress party or BJP this time. The ruling party, Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) founded in 1980 has very strong communal grounds in the nation. The Hindu majority country may elect the BJP alliance government this time again. But the other secular and socialist parties in India are fighting against this polarization in India.

The Congress party, founded in 1885 in British India, played a major role in the freedom movement of the nation. The founding father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, the forefront leader of the movement belonged to the same party.

Congress party has strong roots in India and its culture. Due to top leaders’ corruption in many instances, Congress lost its majority in the year 2014. This time Congress is trying to play all of its cards to win the 2019 Loksabha elections.

The Election Commission of India at 5 pm on March 10th announced the election dates. The Loksabha election will be conducted in 7 phases starting from April 11th ending by May 19th.

  • The last date of nomination will remain March 25th
  • Date of scrutiny of nomination will be March 26th
  • The last date of withdrawal will be March 28th
  • The first date of Poll: April 11th

This is the most crucial election in India. India may elect its new prime minister.