Fake news about Lok Sabha Election Dates. No, it is not on April 19th.

Election Commission has not announced the elections yet and these false claims have been officially refuted.

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Election date announced

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Explanation

The 17th Lok Sabha of the nation will adjourn on June 16, 2024. While the much-awaited dates for the 18th Lok Sabha elections are anticipated to be revealed soon, a widely circulated poster on the internet claims that the Election Commission of India has declared that the polls will take place on April 19.

The posters also claim that the Election Dates will be notified on 12th March with nomination beginning on 28th March along with dates for results and formation of New Government. Similar claim posts can be seen here, and here.

https://twitter.com/star1_blak/status/1760625944677773471

https://twitter.com/jaatkc/status/1760641662496178614

What’s the truth?

In our search, we found that the information circulating regarding the upcoming Lok Sabha elections dates to be false. The Election Commission of India’s website has announcements about the procedures to be followed by political parties in the election campaign and announcements about the Telangana by-elections. But it does not contain any announcements about the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Upon further search, we found that the Election Commission of India had officially called the posts fake on February 24th itself and said that the Election Schedule would be announced through an official press release.

 

Conclusion:

The posts claiming that the Lok Sabha Elections would be held on April 19th is fake. Election Commisssion of India made no such announcements.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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