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Lok Sabha elections 2024: Phase 6 polling for 58 seats, Delhi votes today; important candidates and schedule | 10 frequently asked questions

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Phase 6 polling for 58 seats, Delhi votesLok Sabha elections 2024 Phase 6

Lok Sabha elections 2024: On Saturday, May 25, voting for the sixth round of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 will take place in 58 constituencies across 6 states and 2 union territories, including all 7 seats in Delhi. The Jangal Mahal region in West Bengal will also vote in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. The polling began at 7 a.m. and will end at 6 p.m.

In the first five phases of the 2024 general elections, polling has already occurred in 428 parliamentary constituencies in 25 states and union territories. Follow Live Updates on the Lok Sabha Election 2024.

Polling for 42 Odisha assembly constituencies will take place concurrently.

Which UTs and states will hold elections in phase 6 of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections?

In addition to the 7 seats in Delhi, polling will take place in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, all 10 seats in Haryana, 8 seats each in Bihar and West Bengal,6 seats in Odisha, 4 seats in Jharkhand, and a seat in Jammu and Kashmir.

How many people can vote in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Phase 6?

Over 11.13 cr voters can cast their ballots, including 5.84 cr men, 5.29 cr women, and 5,120 individuals of the third gender. The Election Commission of India (EC) has assigned approximately 11.4 lakh polling officials to staff 1.14 lakh polling stations.

How many candidates are running in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections’ sixth phase?

In the penultimate round of the Lok Sabha elections, 889 candidates are running for 58 seats.

Who are the main contenders for the Lok Sabha elections of 2024’s sixth phase?

Notable candidates include Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan (Sambalpur), Rao Inderjit Singh (Gurugram), and Krishan Pal Gurjar (Faridabad); BJP’s Maneka Gandhi (Sultanpur), Abhijit Gangopadhyay (Tamluk), Manohar Lal Khattar (Karnal), Bansuri Swaraj (New Delhi), Sambit Patra (Puri), and Manoj Tiwari (North East Delhi); PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti (Anantnag-Rajouri); Deepender Singh Hooda (Rohtak); Raj Babbar (Gurugram); and Kanhaiya Kumar of the Congress (North East Delhi).

Which are the important constituencies for the Phase 6 Lok Sabha elections in 2024?

Key constituencies in the sixth phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections include Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Allahabad, Domariyaganj, Azamgarh, and Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh; Gurugram, Faridabad, Hisar, Sirsa, Kurukshetra, and Rohtak in Haryana; Tamluk, Kanthi, Medinipur, and Bishnupur in West Bengal; Paschim Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Sheohar, Vaishali, and Siwan in Bihar; Chandni Chowk, North East Delhi, New Delhi, and South Delhi in Delhi; Ranchi and Jamshedpur in Jharkhand; Sambalpur, Puri, Cuttack, and Bhubaneswar in Odisha; and Anantnag-Rajouri in Jammu & Kashmir.

What security plans are in place for the sixth round of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections?

The Election Commission of India has deployed 20 special trains to transport security personnel. A total of general of 184 observers, inclusive of sixty-six popular observers, 35 police observers, and 83 expenditure observers, have already arrived at their respective constituencies well in advance of the polls. To ensure strict and swift action against any voter inducement, 2,222 flying squads, 2,295 static surveillance teams, 819 video surveillance teams, and 569 video viewing teams are monitoring around the clock. Additionally, 257 international border check posts and 927 inter-state border check posts are vigilantly monitoring for any illicit flow of liquor, drugs, cash, and freebies, with strict surveillance also maintained over sea and air routes.

What is the May 25th IMD weather prediction for Delhi?

With a maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 31 degrees Celsius expected on Saturday, the India Meteorological Department has issued a “yellow” notice. On the other hand, no heat wave was predicted.

How many people cast ballots in the previous rounds of the Lok Sabha elections in 2024?

The 5th phase of the elections, held on May 20, saw a voter turnout of 62.2 percent across 49 seats. The Election Commission reported a turnout of 69.16% for the fourth phase. In the 3rd phase of the Lok Sabha elections, the voter turnout was 65.68 percent, while the second phase recorded a turnout of 66.71%.

What are the main takeaways from the Phase 6 elections in Delhi, Bengal, Odisha, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh?

Delhi

The AAP and Congress have fielded joint candidates against the BJP in seven seats. Notable candidates include Manoj Tiwari (BJP) and Kanhaiya Kumar (Congress).

Haryana

Former chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar is contesting against Congress’ Divyanshu Budhiraja. Additionally, a by-poll is underway for the Karnal assembly seat, with Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini running as the BJP candidate.

Odisha

Elections are scheduled for six parliamentary constituencies, including Bhubaneswar and Puri. In Sambalpur, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is competing against Nagendra Kumar Pradhan of the Congress and Pranab Prakash Das of the BJD. Meanwhile, in Puri, BJP’s Sambit Patra is up against Arup Mohan Patanayak of the BJD and Jay Narayan Patnaik of the Congress.

West Bengal

Voting is scheduled in the tribal belt of Jangal Mahal. In the 2019 elections, the BJP secured five out of eight seats, while the TMC won three. This phase is crucial for the BJP, which aims to target 30 out of West Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha seats, particularly in South Bengal. In the previous general elections, the BJP won 18 seats, with its strongest performance in districts of south Bengal. Out of the eight seats up for voting on Saturday, the BJP claimed victory in five. TMC MP Sisir Adhikari and his son Dibyendu, who held their Tamluk and Contai seats respectively in East Midnapore district, have switched allegiance to the BJP since 2019.

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Uttar Pradesh

High-profile contests are underway in Sultanpur, Azamgarh, and Jaunpur. Maneka Gandhi (BJP) is vying for her ninth consecutive term in Sultanpur.

How many seats will be up for grabs in the final phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections?

The Lok Sabha elections will conclude on June 1 following the seventh phase of polls, during which voters from 57 constituencies will cast their votes. The outcomes may be released on June 4.

 

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