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Fifth Phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Has Begun: Prime Minister Modi Encourages Voters to Cast Many Ballots

PM Modi pleaded with voters to exercise their right to vote in historic numbers for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, especially urging women and young people to take part in this festival of democracy, as voting for the phase began at 7 AM under heavy security.

“Today is the fifth phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, with 49 seats spread across 8 states and Union Territories. I urge everyone whose constituency is holding polls today to cast an unprecedented number of ballots. The Prime Minister wrote on X, “I especially call on women and young voters to participate enthusiastically in this festival of democracy.”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also made a plea to voters on the microblogging platform X to choose politicians with vision who would uphold the nation’s pride.

“I make a call to all those who will vote in today’s fifth round of the polls to choose a visionary leadership that will uphold the dignity of the country. Make sure that every vote is used to support the formation of a government that will continue to erect strong barriers to entry and exit, as well as to grow every industry and societal section, leaving no one behind,” Amit Shah said in his article.

The Home Minister’s tweet said, “Vote for a government that has demonstrated a history of taking your dreams seriously and pursuing them with the utmost care and tenacity.”

With certain seats turning into prestige races for political dynasties and senior politicians looking to maintain their power, the fifth round of the Lok Sabha elections is expected to feature intriguing confrontations across eight states and union territories.

In the fifth round of voting, which begins on Monday, 49 constituencies from six states and two union territories will cast ballots.

Amethi and Raebareli, two of the races, are regarded as Congress’s historical strongholds in Uttar Pradesh.

In the meanwhile, a voting place in the Hooghly Lok Sabha seat of West Bengal, which is holding its fifth round of elections today, was holding mock polls. There are 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, including the Hooghly constituency.

Along with other seats where voting would take place today, mock elections were also being conducted at a number of booths in Howrah, Leh (Ladakh), Bihar’s Hajipur and Chhapra, Odisha’s Rourkela, Mumbai’s Bandra, and Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli.

From April 19 to June 1, there will be seven phases to the Lok Sabha elections. June 4 is the date set aside for the counting. A third term in office is sought by the BJP headed by Narendra Modi, while the opposition INDIA alliance hopes to overthrow the party by putting a halt to its momentum.

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