Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha Election 2024 is already underway, with PM Modi casting his vote in Ahmedabad for 94 seats

As the third round of the Lok Sabha elections got off in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, May 7, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his ballot. PM Modi encouraged people to “vote as much as possible” after casting his ballot.

It’s the third round of voting today. In keeping with the significance of “Daan” in our nation, citizens need to cast as many ballots as they can. There are still four voting rounds to go. This is the one location where I consistently cast my ballot as a Gujarati voter, and Amit Bhai is running for the Bharatiya Janata Party from this location,” he stated.

Shahnawaz Hussain, the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), voted in Bihar as well. “The voting for the third phase has started and I have cast my vote,” Hussain said after his vote at a polling place in Supaul, Bihar. “Matdaan phir jalpaan pehle.” This vote will support India’s development and strengthen the nation.I kindly request that everyone in the nation get out to vote.

In this round, voting is scheduled on May 7 across 94 seats in 10 states and one union territory. More than 11 crore individuals are eligible to vote in this round, and over 1,300 candidates, including 120 women, are in the running.

In addition to Amit Shah in Gandhinagar, Jyotiraditya Scindia (Guna), Mansukh Mandaviya (Porbandar), Parshottam Rupala (Rajkot), Pralhad Joshi (Dharwad), and SP Singh Baghel (Agra) are the other prominent candidates in the race for the third round.

The most well-known candidate to run in the third round of the election is Amit Shah. In Ahmedabad, which is part of the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, he will also cast his ballot.

This time, former chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh (Rajgarh) and Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Vidisha), have also entered the election race. The future of former Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai (Haveri) will also be determined amid claims of sexual assault against BJP-JD(S) candidate Prajwal Revanna, who has managed to escape the nation.

Baramati is also set up for an exciting struggle between Supriya Sule, the daughter of Sharad Pawar and current MP, and Sunetra Pawar, the sister-in-law of deputy chief minister and Sharad Pawar’s estranged nephew Ajit Pawar.

With Samajwadi Party head Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav hoping to hold onto the Mainpuri, it’s a crucial time for the Yadav family in Uttar Pradesh. In a by-election, she had secured this seat when her father-in-law, Mulayam Singh Yadav, passed away.

Other family members are also involved in the conflict. The son of SP national principal general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, Akshaya Yadav, intends to retake Firozabad, which he captured in 2014. The son of SP national general secretary Shivpal Yadav, Aditya Yadav, is running for office from Budaun, a seat held by his cousin Dharmendra Yadav in the 2014 election.

There will be final voting in 283 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats after the third round. The dates of the next four stages are May 13, May 20, May 25, and June 1. On June 4, the votes will be tallied.

Highlights of the Assam Elections 2024, Phase 3

The BJP has fielded a single candidate for the Guwahati seat in this round, while the UPPL is running in Kokrajhar and its coalition partners, Asom Gana Parishad, are running in two seats, Dhubri and Barpeta. The four seats up for election are Dhubri, Barpeta, Kokrajhar (ST), and Guwahati, from which the Congress is running. With this, Assam’s polling will come to an end. The state’s BJP campaign was led by union minister Sarbananda Sonowal and chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who emphasized the significance of PM Modi’s comeback for a third consecutive term. The opposition parties, which included Gaurav Gogoi, the head of the Congress, Akhil Gogoi of Raijor Dal, and Lurinjyoti Gogoi of Assam Jatiya Parishad, concentrated on problems including unemployment, infrastructure, connection, citizenship, and price increases.

Phase 3 Highlights of the 2024 Bihar Elections

The NDA controls the seats of Araria, Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Madhepura, and Khagaria in the third phase. In Bihar, more than 98 lakh voters will choose between 54 contenders. The RJD’s Shahnawaz, whose late father Taslimuddin, a former federal minister, had taken the constituency from the leader of the saffron party in 2014 by overcoming the Modi wave, is the primary opponent to the BJP’s quest to keep Araria, where current MP Pradeep Singh is facing. Additionally, the RJD and JD (U) are engaged in continuous combat in Madhepura and Supaul. The number of young voters is noteworthy, including 1.45 lakh individuals between the ages of 18 and 19, and an additional 22.84 lakh between the ages of 20 and 29.

Highlights of Phase 3 of the 2024 Chhattisgarh Elections

The remaining seven seats—Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Korba, Janjgir-Champa (SC), Surguja (ST), and Raigarh (ST)—will vote in the third round under increased security. A total of 168 candidates are running. The BJP, which took home ten of the eleven seats in 2004, 2009, and 2014, is the primary rival. The Congress won two seats, while the BJP won nine in 2019. 1,39,01,285 people are eligible to cast ballots in total. This round also includes the well-known Raipur, where state minister and BJP leader Brijmohan Agrawal is competing against former Congress MLA Vikas Upadhyay. The wife of the current opposition leader, Charandas Mahant, Jyotsana Mahant, is the sitting MP in the Korba constituency. The BJP has placed Saroj Pandey, a prominent female politician and former MP, against Mahant. Discussions on topics including corruption, reservations, and Naxalism took place during a loud campaign.

Highlights of the 2024 Goa Elections

In the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa, where the Congress and BJP are engaged in a straight-up battle, over 11 lakh people are eligible to cast ballots. North Goa and South Goa are the two Lok Sabha seats for the coastal state. In North Goa, Congressman Ramakant Khalap will face off against BJP MP Shripad Naik, while in South Goa, the saffron party has put up businesswoman Pallavi Dempo against Congressman Viriato Fernandes, a former Navy soldier turned politician. Francisco Sardinha of the Congress is now holding the Lok Sabha seat for South Goa. There are sixteen contenders in all, eight in North Goa and eight in South Goa.

Highlights of the Gujarat Elections 2024

After other contenders withdrew and the candidacy of Congressman Nilesh Kumbhani was disallowed, the BJP’s Mukesh Dalal became victorious in Surat without facing any opposition. The saffron party intends to sweep the Congress once again after taking all 26 seats in 2019. Elections for five assembly seats will also take place at the same time. Gandhinagar’s seat includes Ahmedabad, where Shah and Modi will vote. Shah will cast his ballot in the city’s Naranpura sub-zonal office, while Modi will do so at a booth at the Nishan Public School in the Ranip area. 4.97 crore voters—2.56 crore men, 2.41 crore women, and 1,534 members of the third gender—will cast ballots in 50,788 polling places spread throughout urban and rural regions, according to poll authorities.

Highlights of the Karnataka Elections 2024

Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Bellary, Haveri, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada, Davangere, and Shivamogga are the 14 constituencies where voting will take place. Basavaraj Bommai, a former chief minister, is running from Haveri.

Highlights of the Madhya Pradesh Elections 2024

The political future of former chief ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Digvijaya Singh, as well as civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, will be determined in the third phase. More than 1.77 crore voters will cast ballots for nine seats in Madhya Pradesh, determining the outcome of 127 candidates running from Morena, Bhind (SC), Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha, Bhopal, Rajgarh, and Betul (ST). Anupam Rajan, the chief electoral officer (CEO) of Madhya Pradesh, informed media that voting in Betul was moved from its original second phase date of April 26 to the third phase because of a candidate’s passing. Scindia is attempting to win back Guna, his native territory, which he lost in 2019 while serving in Congress. Chouhan is running against Congress candidate Pratap Bhanu Sharma from the Vidisha seat, a saffron stronghold that he previously held five times in the Lok Sabha. This is Chouhan’s first election in over 17 years. Digvijaya Singh, a former chief minister of Rajgarh and a 77-year-old veteran of the Congress, is trying to rebuild his lost reputation after more than three decades. Rodmal Nagar, a two-term BJP MP, is his opponent. 1984 and 1991 saw him win from Rajgarh, while 1989 saw him lose. 1993 saw him become Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Voting for 12 of the state’s 29 seats has finished in its first two rounds, which took place on April 19 and 26. On May 13, the remaining eight will participate in the fourth round of voting.

Highlights of the Maharashtra Elections 2024

With elections scheduled for 11 of the state’s 48 Lok Sabha seats, all eyes are on Baramati. The focus is on the high-stakes match between Ajit Pawar’s wife Sunetra Pawar and Sharad Pawar’s daughter, Supriya Sule. Baramati, Raigad, Osmanabad, Latur, Solapur, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, and Hatkanangale will all have polling places. Other notable candidates include federal minister Narayan Rane in Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, royal scions Shahu Chhatrapati of the Congress in Kolhapur and Udayanraje Bhosale of the BJP in Satara. In the third round, a total of 2.09 crore people are eligible to vote for 258 candidates.

Highlights of the Uttar Pradesh Elections 2024

In the third phase, which will see elections in ten seats, the Yadav family members will be the center of attention. While Akshaya Yadav, the son of Ram Gopal Yadav, the national principal general secretary of the SP, will attempt to recapture the Firozabad seat that he had won in 2014, Dimple Yadav is hoping to hold onto the Mainpuri seat, which she won in the bypolls after the passing of her father-in-law, Mulayam Singh Yadav. The son of SP national general secretary Shivpal Yadav, Aditya Yadav, is running for office from Budaun, a seat that his relative Dharmendra Yadav held in 2014. In addition to the Yadav family, elections will determine the future of state tourism minister Jayveer Singh, union minister SP Singh Baghel, and state revenue minister Anoop Pradhan Balmiki. Balmiki, Jayveer Singh, and Baghel are running for the Lok Sabha seats from Hathras (SC), Mainpuri, and Agra (SC), respectively. Rajveer Singh, a BJP veteran and the son of former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, is attempting to win three seats from the Etah parliamentary district.

Highlights of the West Bengal Elections 2024

There will be votes in four seats with a majority of Muslims. The distribution of minority votes between the TMC, the Left-Congress combination, and the Citizenship Amendment Act storyline may influence the results in the districts of Maldaha Uttar, Maldaha Dakshin, Jangipur, and Murshidabad. Both the Jangipur and Murshidabad Lok Sabha seats are held by the governing TMC. 73,37,651 people are entitled to vote in total, including 36,12,395 women and 154 third-gender individuals. A crucial struggle in Murshidabad is scheduled to take place between BJP candidate Gouri Shankar Ghosh, TMC’s Abu Taher Khan, and senior CPI (M) leader Mohammed Salim. Prominent figures like as Shah, Mamata Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee, the TMC MP, and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge advocated for their respective party candidates in the state.

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