Lok Sabha polls from April 8-May 15: Quraishi

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London, Jan 28: S Y Quraishi, the Election Commissioner of India said that the next General Elections in India will take place between April 8 and May 15. "We, in the Election Commission, have not yet discussed the final dates, but it will be held between April 8 and May 15," Quraishi said after delivering a lecture on 'Jammu and Kashmir Elections 2008', at the India House in London.

Shiv Shanker Mukherjee, the Indian High Commissioner to United Kingdom was present on the occasion. Quraishi was narrating the problems faced by the Election Commission in conducting seven-phase polls in the state of Jammu Kashmir. He said that despite Commission's decision to go with the polls despite adverse weather was justified by the 61.5 pc voter turnout. "The Indian Election Commission has the highest credibility," he asserted.

General Election in India is the largest electoral exercise in the world involving 671 million voters.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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