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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Over 16 cr voters to decide fate of 1,625 candidates in first phase of polls today

Lok Sabha elections 2024: India is all set for Lok Sabha elections 2024 with 28 states and eight Union Territories going to polls. The seven-phase Lok Sabha polls will begin on April 19 (Friday). The Election Commission of India (ECI) said that a total of 16.63 crore voters are eligible to take part in the voting process. A total of around 1.87 lakh polling stations have been set up, while 18 lakh security personnel have been deployed.

More than 1,600 candidates, including eight Union ministers, two former chief ministers and an ex-governor will test their electoral fate today. Over 16.63 crore voters in 1.87 lakh polling stations across the nation will decide the fate of around 1,625 candidates in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections.
The first phase of polls includes seats in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jammu and Kashmir, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry.

While the remaining six phases of polls will continue till June 1 with around 97 crore voters lined up to exercise their right to franchise. The counting of votes is scheduled for June 4 (Tuesday).

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