India General Elections 2024: Phase 4 Updates and Key Contests

Introduction:

As the world’s largest democratic exercise continues, Phase 4 of the India General Elections 2024 is underway. With 96 constituencies spread across 10 states/UT, this phase holds significant importance in shaping the political landscape of the nation. Here’s a comprehensive update on the ongoing elections, including key contests and voter turnout statistics.
Election Commission of India

Phase 4 Overview:

Phase 4 of the Lok Sabha elections commenced at 7 am and is scheduled to conclude at 6 pm. According to the Election Commission of India, a total of 4,264 nominations were submitted for the 96 parliamentary constituencies, leading to 1,717 final candidates vying for victory. Telangana has observed the highest count of nominations at 1,488, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 1,103 nominations across 25 constituencies.

Key Contests:

  1. Baharampur: A crucial battle unfolds among Congress, BJP, and TMC candidates, featuring prominent figures such as Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Yusuf Pathan, and Dr. Nirmal Kumar Saha.
  2. Hyderabad: The electoral arena witnesses a showdown between BJP’s Madhavi Latha and AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi, where Owaisi seeks his fifth consecutive term while Latha is optimistic about BJP’s support.
  3. Krishnanagar: TMC’s Mahua Moitra faces BJP’s Amrita Roy in a contest where Moitra aims to defend her previous victory against BJP’s surge.
  4. Begusarai: BJP’s Giriraj Singh squares off against CPI’s Awadhesh Rai, with Singh emphasizing NDA’s unity and Modi’s leadership.
  5. Munger: JD(U)’s Rajiv Ranjan Singh competes against RJD’s Anita Devi, with Singh eyeing to secure his stronghold amidst Devi’s focus on OBC, EBC, and Muslim votes.
  6. Srinagar: NC’s Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi confronts PDP’s Waheed Parra in a contest influenced by the incumbent Farooq Abdullah’s legacy.
  7. Asansol: TMC’s Shatrughan Sinha challenges BJP’s Surinderjeet Singh Ahluwalia, with Ahluwalia replacing Pawan Singh as BJP’s candidate in this high-profile battle.
  8. Kannauj: SP’s Akhilesh Yadav locks horns with BJP’s Subrat Pathak, as Yadav expresses confidence in defeating BJP while Pathak alleges SP’s involvement in malpractices.
  9. Kadapa: APCC’s YS Sharmila takes on MP Avinash Reddy, with Sharmila’s campaign targeting PM Modi and seeking public support alongside Vijayalakshmi.
    BBC News on Election 2024 in India

Voter Turnout Update: As of 3 pm, the voter turnout stands at 52.6%. Here’s a breakdown of the voter turnout percentage across states:

  • Andhra Pradesh: 55.49%
  • Bihar: 45.23%
  • Jammu & Kashmir: 29.93%
  • Jharkhand: 56.42%
  • Madhya Pradesh: 59.63%
  • Maharashtra: 42.35%
  • Odisha: 52.91%
  • Telangana: 52.34%
  • Uttar Pradesh: 48.41%
  • West Bengal: 66.05%

Conclusion:

Phase 4 of the India General Elections 2024 witnesses intense electoral battles across various constituencies, reflecting the diverse political landscape of the nation. As the voting process progresses, all eyes are on the outcomes that will shape the future trajectory of Indian politics. Stay tuned for more updates and insights into this historic electoral event.

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