Lok Sabha Election 2024: Campaigning for the 7th and final phase ends, voting on 57 seats on Saturday

Campaigning for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 ended on Thursday, May 30. Leaders of top political parties had stepped up their efforts with last-minute rallies. Polling will be held on June 1 in 57 parliamentary constituencies across seven states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. A total of 904 candidates are contesting in this phase. Thirteen seats each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, nine in West Bengal, eight in Bihar, six in Odisha, four in Himachal Pradesh, three in Jharkhand and one in Chandigarh were scheduled to go to polls on June 1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is contesting for the third consecutive time from the Varanasi parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

Apart from this, elections will also be held on 42 assembly seats of Odisha. The counting of votes was to be done on June 4. Voting has been done on 486 seats in 28 states and union territories of the country. Voting in the first six phases was 66.14 percent, 66.71, 65.68, 69.16, 62.2 and 63.36 percent respectively. The counting of votes will be done on June 4. During the election campaign, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders led by Modi accused the Congress and the alliance of opposition parties ‘India’ (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) of being corrupt, anti-Hindu, appeasement and indulging in dynastic politics. The opposition parties are claiming that the BJP is anti-farmer, anti-youth and will change and abolish the Constitution if it wins the election.

Modi left for Kanyakumari on Thursday evening, where he will meditate at Swami Vivekananda’s memorial till June 1. Modi has carried out 206 public relations programmes, including rallies and road shows, since the Election Commission announced the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections on March 16. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is in power in Punjab, where AAP, a part of India A, and the Congress are contesting separately. Senior BJP leaders, including Modi and Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nirmala Sitharaman, and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, arrived in the state to campaign. On behalf of the Congress, Kharge and party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra led the campaign.

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