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?

India's fourth election phase sees BJP and opposition coalition contesting fiercely, with notable candidates from Bollywood and intense voter turnout.

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

India is gearing up for the fourth phase of its massive weeks-long elections, set to take place on May 13. This phase will determine the fate of 96 members of parliament to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India's parliament. With this, the world's largest democratic exercise will enter its final stretch.

At the heart of this electoral battle are two main contenders: the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), a coalition of 26 parties spearheaded by the principal opposition party, Rahul Gandhi's Indian National Congress.

The ongoing election process has seen intense competition and heated exchanges between the BJP and INDIA. Last week, during the third phase of voting, Prime Minister Modi cast his vote in Gujarat's Gandhinagar constituency. This phase also witnessed Sonia Gandhi, former President of the Congress Party, criticizing Modi and the BJP, accusing them of pursuing power at any cost.

Adding some flair to this phase of the elections are notable figures from the entertainment industry. Bollywood veteran Shatrughan Sinha is seeking re-election in West Bengal's Asansol, while actress Maadhavi Latha from the BJP is contesting for the Hyderabad seat in Telangana. Latha faces competition from Asaduddin Owaisi, a four-time MP from the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party.

The voter turnout in the first three phases, held on April 19, April 26, and May 7, was 66.1%, 66.7%, and 61%, respectively. While significant, these figures are lower than those recorded in the 2019 elections. India boasts a massive electorate, with 969 million registered voters spread across 543 parliamentary constituencies in 36 states and union territories.

In the upcoming fourth phase, voters from nine states and a union territory will cast their ballots in various constituencies:

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