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Lok Sabha Elections 2024 phase 1 voting: All India voter turn out at 60% till 5 p.m.



Lok Sabha Elections 2024 phase 1 voting: All India voter turn out at 60% till 5 p.m.

Right now, electorates in 5 constituencies in Maharashtra will forged their votes to decide on their subsequent Members of Parliament. 

Constituencies the place voting will happen are Nagpur, Chandrapur, Ramtek (SC), Gadchiroli-Chimur (ST) and Bhandara-Gondia, all within the Vidarbha area of the western State. 

The State sends 48 MPs to the Decrease Home, the most important quantity after Uttar Pradesh’s 80, and can vote in 5 phases ranging from Friday. 

In Nagpur, Congress’ Vikas Thakre, MLA and former metropolis Mayor, is fielded in opposition to Union Minister and BJP stalwart Nitin Gadkari, whereas in Chandrapur, State Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar is taking up Congress’ Pratibha Dhanorkar. The seat was held by her late husband, Suresh ‘Balu’ Dhanorkar, who handed away final yr. 

In Ramtek, Congress’ Shamsundar Barve faces off in opposition to Raju Parwe, a former Congress MLA from Umred who lately switched allegiance to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena.

And in Gadchiroli-Chimur (ST) and Bhandara-Gondia, BJP’s sitting MPs, Ashok Nete and Sunil Mendhe, respectively, are fielded in opposition to the grand previous social gathering’s Dr. Namdev Kirsan and Prashanth Padole. 

As many as 295 polling personnel together with EVMs of 68 cubicles at delicate and hypersensitive areas within the Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district have been moved to designated areas with the assistance of helicopters of the Indian Air Pressure and the Military three days earlier than the polls. 

Ramtek, a constituency with a mixture of Nagpur’s semi-urban and rural voters, was beforehand represented by former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna P.V. Narasimha Rao in 1984 and 1989. It’s the solely Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra from which a former MP ascended to turn out to be the nation’s Prime Minister. 

In distinction to different areas the place polling continues till 6 P.M., 5 Meeting segments throughout two Lok Sabha seats within the Naxal-affected areas of Gadchiroli, and Bhandara-Gondia have voting hours from 7 a.m. to three p.m. 

Whereas 4 of those seats are witnessing head-to-head contests between BJP and Congress candidates, Ramtek is experiencing an electoral showdown between the Congress and Mr. Shinde’s Shiv Sena. In line with Maharashtra’s CEO S. Chockalingam, voting is going down in 10,652 polling centres with 21,527 poll models, 13,963 management models, and 14,755 VVPAT machines obtainable. In Maharashtra, throughout the first part, a complete of 9,416 differently-abled voters and 6,630 senior residents above 85 years are eligible to forged their votes and the ballot physique has made particular preparations for them.

The high-profile Lok Sabha constituency of Nagpur, has the very best variety of registered transgender voters, 222, adopted by 55 voters in Ramtek. 

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