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EC submits list of new MPs to President

May 18, 2009 20:48 IST

The Election Commission on Monday submitted the list of all elected representatives of the recently concluded Parliamentary elections to President Pratibha Patil, leading to the formation of the 15th Lok Sabha.

"We met the President and gave the formal list of all elected representatives to the 15th Lok Sabha. With this, the constitution of the Lok Sabha is completed," Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla said.

The model code of conduct also comes to an end, Chawla, flanked by the other two Election Commissioners -- S Y Quraishi and V S Sampat -- said.

"Now the 15th Lok Sabha is formed," Quraishi said. A Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson also said that Chawla, accompanied by the two ECs, submitted a copy of the notification issued by the Election Commission, containing names of the members elected to the House, to the President.

Chawla said once the list of elected MPs was given to the President, the entire process of the Lok Sabha election comes to an end. "The President will now go for the government formation," he said.

The CEC said the Commission was 'extremely satisfied' with the poll process and its successful completion. Chawla said though the Lok Sabha poll has come to an end, election to several state assemblies would commence soon and the EC would continue its normal work.

He added that the EC would like to see that the work on the photo identity cards is completed with 100 per cent success.

"So far, we have completed 83 per cent work on photo identity cards," he said, adding that, "We have also received a large number of letters from people giving general suggestions which we would also like to go through."

The five-phased Lok Sabha polls started on April 16 and was completed on May 13. The results were declared on May 16.

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