India Eection 2024: Modi eyes big wins in Phase 4 Lok Sabha vote

India Eection 2024 India is currently conducting the fourth phase of its general election across nine states and one union territory, involving 96 seats. The first three phases took place on April 19, April 26, and May 7, with the results scheduled for June 4. The election primarily involves the National Democratic Alliance, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, and the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance, led by the Indian National Congress party. This election involves approximately 969 million registered voters who will elect 543 members of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, in a six-week democratic process.

India Eection 2024

The fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 is underway in 96 Parliamentary Constituencies spread across nine states and one union territory on Monday, May 13. On the same day, all 175 seats of the Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly and 28 seats of the Odisha legislative assembly are up for voting. Voting started at 7am and will conclude at 6pm in all Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies. Voting is scheduled to take place in the entirety of 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana, all 25 constituencies in Andhra Pradesh, 13 in Uttar Pradesh, five in Bihar, four in Jharkhand, eight in Madhya Pradesh, 11 in Maharashtra, four in Odisha, eight in West Bengal, and one in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Phase four of Lok Sabha elections 2024 Latest Updates

  • The Election Commission of India has announced that 1,717 candidates from 10 states/UT will participate in the Lok Sabha elections’ fourth phase. A total of 4,264 nominations were submitted for 96 Parliamentary constituencies, as per the poll panel.
  • The election commission stated that Telangana had the highest number of nomination forms submitted (1,488), with Andhra Pradesh following closely behind with 1,103 nominations from 25 constituencies.
  • The polling authority announced on Sunday that the polling hours in specific assembly segments of 17 Parliamentary constituencies in Telangana were extended from 7 am to 6 pm to encourage more voter turnout.
  • The upcoming election in Kashmir will be the first significant one following the revocation of Article 370 in August 2019.
  • The NDA led by the Bharatiya Janata Party has representatives from more than 40 out of the 96 seats that are up for election in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
  • Numerous high-profile contests are drawing attention, including Akhilesh Yadav, the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, running from Kannauj, along with Union ministers Giriraj Singh in Begusarai, Bihar, Nityanand Rai in Ujiarpur, Bihar, and Raosaheb Danve in Jalna, Maharashtra.
  • Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and former cricketer Yusuf Pathan from Trinamool Congress are competing for success in Baharampur, West Bengal, while BJP’s Pankaja Munde is contesting in Beed, Maharashtra. Additionally, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi is in the spotlight in Hyderabad, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh Congress president YS Sharmila is in the limelight in Kadapa.
  • TMC’s Mahua Moitra, who faced expulsion from Lok Sabha over cash-for-query accusations, is running for reelection in Krishnanagar, West Bengal. The electoral contest intensifies in Asansol as film star-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha competes against BJP’s veteran leader SS Ahluwalia.
  • The India Meteorological Department forecasted that the parliamentary areas set for voting in the fourth phase are expected to have temperatures ranging from normal to below-normal, with no heatwave conditions anticipated on the day of voting in these regions.
  • The voter turnout for the first three phases of the Lok Sabha elections in 2024 stood at 66.14%, 66.71%, and 65.68% each.

Who is Voting in Phase 4?

  • Andhra Pradesh – all 25 constituencies in the southern coastal state
  • Telangana – all 17 constituencies in the southern state
  • Jharkhand – 4 of the eastern state’s 14 constituencies
  • Odisha – 4 of the eastern state’s 21 constituencies
  • Uttar Pradesh – 13 of the key northern state’s 80 constituencies
  • Madhya Pradesh – 8 of the central state’s 29 constituencies
  • Bihar – 5 of the eastern state’s 40 constituencies
  • Maharashtra – 11 of the western state’s 48 constituencies
  • West Bengal – 8 of the eastern state’s 42 constituencies
  • Jammu and Kashmir – 1 of the union territory’s 5 constituencies

How Big is the India Eection?

There are 969 million registered voters in the world’s most populous nation to choose 543 lower house parliament members. The country’s electorate size surpasses the total population of the 27 European Union member states combined, with 18 million new voters and approximately 197 million individuals in their twenties. Voter turnout in the 2019 election exceeded 67%, with close to 615 million votes cast.

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