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Union Minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said Opposition parties had shown their "utter frustration" by raising the issue of Lok Sabha polls being held during Ramzan.

He said that in the case of Jammu and Kashmir, only parliamentary elections will take place.

The Lok Sabha polls will be held in 7 phases.

"Modi has surrendered to Pakistan, to the militants and to the Hurriyat".

Gujarat, where too the BJP had got a clean sweep in 2014, will go to the polls in the third phase (April 23).

The Election Commission, which announced the schedule for the parliamentary election on Sunday, cited security reasons for deferring assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Election Commission said the voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) will be used in all polling stations this time.

After the chief election commissioner's announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished "all political parties and candidates the very best for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections".

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And he said he will "very shortly" launch a consultation on making it a legal duty for every public body to prioritise tackling serious violence.

"Remember this the next time you are praising Modi for his strong leadership", he said.

"During Ramadan, polls are conducted as full month cannot be excluded", EC said.

Trinamool Congress leader and Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim had commented on voting difficulties while questioning the lengthy schedule of the election, which will be held in seven rounds. "He said Holi and Chaitra Navratra will also be held during the elections, "....but questions are being raised only about Ramzan".

Assam and Chattisgarh will be going to polls in three phases and the Model Code on Conduct will come to immediate effect from today.

The BJP can carefully plan its campaign in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal which have seven-phased elections.

"We are all geared up for the May 19 polls in Punjab and I am confident that @INCIndia will win all the 13 seats".

Besides, if Parliament has to be constituted before June 3, then the Election Commission will definitely have to complete the election process before it, which will fall during the month of Ramzan, which will start on May 5 and finish on June 4, he said.

As per the party's internal calculations, Jagan Reddy's YSR Congress, the main challenger to the ruling TDP in Andhra, and the incumbent Telangana Rashtra Samithi in neighbouring Telangana, are more likely to join the BJP-led alliance if more allies are required in a post-poll scenario. "When these polls could be held, what is the logic for deferring assembly polls?"

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