भारत लोकसभा चुनाव 2024 चरण 4: कौन वोट करेगा और क्या दांव पर है?

भारत लोकसभा चुनाव 2024 चरण 4: कौन वोट करेगा और क्या दांव पर है?

India Lok Sabha election 2024 Phase 4: Who votes and what’s at stake?

Phase 4 of India's Lok Sabha election 2024: Voters cast ballots, determining political representation and future governance.

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  • 12, May, 2024
Jivika Chawla
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India Lok Sabha election 2024 Phase 4: Who votes and what’s at stake?

 

India is gearing up for the pivotal fourth phase of its extensive electoral process, slated for May 13, wherein 96 members of parliament for the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, will be elected. This phase marks the culmination of a multi-week journey through one of the world's largest democratic exercises.

At the forefront of this electoral showdown are two prominent contenders: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), a coalition led by Rahul Gandhi's Indian National Congress, comprising 26 parties. Tensions escalated notably during the third phase, highlighted by Modi casting his ballot in Gujarat's Gandhinagar constituency and criticism from Sonia Gandhi, former President of the Congress Party, who accused the BJP of pursuing power at any expense.

Adding a touch of celebrity to the electoral landscape, the fourth phase witnesses notable personalities vying for parliamentary seats. In the eastern region, veteran Bollywood actor Shatrughan Sinha seeks reelection in West Bengal's Asansol constituency, while actress Madhavi Latha, representing the BJP, contests the Hyderabad seat in Telangana, facing off against four-time MP Asaduddin Owaisi from the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party.

The voter turnout during the initial three phases held on April 19, April 26, and May 7 recorded percentages of 66.1, 66.7, and 61, respectively, reflecting a modest decline compared to the 2019 elections. Despite this, a staggering 969 million individuals are registered to exercise their franchise across 543 parliamentary constituencies spanning 36 states and union territories under federal governance.

As the electoral spectacle unfolds, the nation remains gripped by anticipation, with each phase bringing forth new dynamics, alliances, and debates as the electorate determines the trajectory of India's political landscape for the coming years.

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Jivika Chawla

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