The elections could be spread over several phases over the next two months. The Lok Sabha elections in India are the biggest democratic exercise in the world.
The model code of conduct will come into effect from the date of declaration of polls. The poll schedule for the the last three general elections was announced in the first week of March
The Election Commission (EC) is expected to announce the schedule for 2019 general elections early next week.
The EC conducted a review meeting in Delhi on Saturday, as part of preparations for the multi-phase Lok Sabha polls. Sources said the schedule could be announced on Monday or Tuesday.