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Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 4 Voting Highlights: Phase 4 voting turnout was 67%, whereas West Bengal had 78%

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 4 Voting Highlights: Phase 4Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 4 Voting Highlights

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 4 Voting Highlights: An approximate voter turnout of 67.25 percent was observed in the 96 parliamentary seats that participated in the phase 4 Lok Sabha Elections 2024 on May 13, according to the Election Commission of India.

In addition to a Union Territory (UT), nine states make up these seats. On Monday, voting was open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

78.37 percent of voters turned out in West Bengal, 70.98 percent in Madhya Pradesh, 65.22 percent in Jharkhand, 58.05 percent in UP, and 57.06 percent in Bihar.

The Srinagar seat in the Kashmir Valley was up for election in Jammu and Kashmir. After Article 370 was repealed in 2019, Kashmir is hosting its first Lok Sabha election. The Srinagar seat reported approximately 37.98% of the total turnout as of May 13 @ 11:45 p.m. Since 1996, Srinagar’s turnout has never been higher. Srinagar registered a 14.43% voting turnout in 2019.

In this phase of voting, voters cast ballots for all 25 seats in Andhra Pradesh, 17 seats in Telangana, 13 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 11 seats in Maharashtra, 8 seats in West Bengal, 8 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 5 seats in Bihar, 4 seats in each of Jharkhand and Odisha, and 1 seat in Jammu and Kashmir.

Superstars Chiranjeevi, Jr. NTR, and Allu Arjun were among the first voters in Phase 4 on Monday.

Following the start of the fourth phase of voting today, 379 constituencies located over 23 states and Union Territories will now have their fate determined. The voter participation for the third phase of polling, which took place on May 7, was 65.68 percent, which is roughly 1.32 percentage points lower than the turnout for the same seats in the Lok Sabha elections of 2019.

In today’s voting across 96 Lok Sabha seats, a total of 1,717 candidates were in contention. Among the notable contenders was Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party contesting from Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh), Mahua Moitra of the TMC standing from Krishnanagar (West Bengal), cricketer-turned-politicians Yusuf Pathan and senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary vying for Baharampur (West Bengal), Union Minister Giriraj Singh running in Begusarai (Bihar), YS Sharmila competing in Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh), Union Minister Arjun Munda contesting from Khunti (Jharkhand), actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha in the fray for Asansol (West Bengal), Bandi Sanjay Kumar contesting from Karimnagar (Telangana), and Asaduddin Owaisi running from Hyderabad (Telangana).

In this stage, more than 17.7 crore individuals, consisting of 8.97 crore men and 8.73 crore women, were qualified to cast ballots. More than 12.49 lakh voters who are 85 years of age or older have registered. At the 1.92 lakh polling places where voting was conducted, more over 19 lakh poll workers were in place.

In addition, voting took place concurrently with phase four of the Lok Sabha polls for all 175 seats in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and 28 of the 147 seats in the Odisha Legislative Assembly.

The next three polling stages are scheduled for May 20, May 25, and June 1. The results of the Lok Sabha Elections’ seven phases will be totaled on June 4.

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), eyeing an unprecedented third term with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has set an ambitious goal of securing 400 seats in this election. However, their dominance faces a stiff challenge from opposition parties, spearheaded by the Congress, united under the banner of the INDIA bloc.

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