Comprehensive Guide to Lok Sabha Elections 2024

As the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 approach, the political atmosphere in India is heating up. In this article, we comprehensively guide you through the upcoming elections, covering the schedule, participating parties, and predictions.

Understanding the Lok Sabha Elections

The Lok Sabha, or the Lower House of Parliament, is an integral part of India’s political system. The members of the Lok Sabha are elected through general elections held every five years. The upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections will mark the 18th Lok Sabha elections since India’s independence.

Election Schedule 2024

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has released the official schedule for the Lok Sabha elections 2024. Consequently, the elections will take place in seven phases, starting on 19th April and concluding on 1st June. Finally, the results will be declared on 4th June.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 – Key Dates

Event NameParliament Election 2024
OrganizerElection Commission of India
Number of Phases7
Starting Date of Voting19 April 2024
Last Date of Voting1 June 2024
Election Result Date4 June 2024 (Day of Vote Counting)
Official Websitehttps://www.eci.gov.in/

Phase-wise Election Schedule

The elections will take place in seven phases, with each phase covering different constituencies across the country.

Phase 1

The first phase of elections will be held on 19th April, covering 21 states and union territories.

Polling phasePolling dateStatesTotal parliamentary constituencies
Phase 1April 19Arunachal Pradesh (2)Assam (5)Bihar (4)Chhattisgarh (1)Madhya Pradesh (6)Maharashtra (5)Meghalaya (2)Manipur (2)Mizoram (1)Nagaland (1)Rajasthan (12)Sikkim (1)Tamil Nadu (39)Tripura (1)Uttar Pradesh (8)Uttarakhand (5)West Bengal (3)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1)Jammu and Kashmir (1)Lakshadweep (1)Puducherry (1)102 seats

Phase 2

The second phase will take place on 26th April, with 12 states and union territories participating.

Polling phasePolling dateStatesTotal parliamentary constituencies
Phase 2April 26Assam (5)Bihar (5)Chhattisgarh (3)Karnataka (14)Kerala (20)Madhya Pradesh (7)Maharashtra (8)Manipur (1)Rajasthan (13)Tripura (1)Uttar Pradesh (8)West Bengal (3)Jammu and Kashmir (1)89 seats

Phase 3

The third phase is scheduled for 7th May, encompassing 12 states and union territories.

Polling phasePolling dateStatesTotal parliamentary constituencies
Phase 3May 7Assam (4)Bihar (5)Chhattisgarh (7)Goa (2)Gujarat (26)Karnataka (14)Madhya Pradesh (8)Maharashtra (11)Uttar Pradesh (10)West Bengal (4)Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (2)Jammu and Kashmir (1)94 seats

Phase 4

Including 10 states and union territories, the fourth phase will take place on May 13th.

Polling phasePolling dateStatesTotal parliamentary constituencies
Phase 4May 13Andhra Pradesh (25)Bihar (5)Jharkhand (4)Madhya Pradesh (8)Maharashtra (11)Odisha (4)Telangana (17)Uttar Pradesh (13)West Bengal (8)Jammu and Kashmir (1)96 seats

Phase 5

The fifth phase will take place on 20th May, with eight states and union territories participating.

Polling phasePolling dateStatesTotal parliamentary constituencies
Phase 5May 20Bihar (5)Jharkhand (3)Maharashtra (13)Odisha (5)Uttar Pradesh (14)West Bengal (7)Jammu and Kashmir (1)Ladakh (1)49 seats

Phase 6

The sixth phase, covering union territories and seven states, is scheduled for May 25th.

Polling phasePolling dateStatesTotal parliamentary constituencies
Phase 6Bihar (8)Haryana (10)Jharkhand (4)Odisha (6)Uttar Pradesh (14)West Bengal (8)Delhi (7)57 seats

Phase 7

Scheduled for June 1st, the seventh and final phase involves eight states and union territories.

Polling phasePolling dateStatesTotal parliamentary constituencies
Phase 7May 25Bihar (8)Himachal Pradesh (4)Jharkhand (3)Odisha (6)Punjab (13)Uttar Pradesh (13)West Bengal (9)Chandigarh (1)57 seats

Main Participating Political Parties

Several national and regional parties will participate in the Lok Sabha elections, creating a diversified political landscape in India. Some of the major participating parties include:

  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • Congress
  • Communist Party
  • Bahujan Samaj Party
  • National People’s Party
  • Aam Aadmi Party

Predictions for Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Predictions indicate that the BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will maintain a strong position for the upcoming elections. However, the opposition parties, especially the Congress, have also been gearing up for a tough fight. Vote counting will unveil the outcome on June 4th.

In Conclusion

As the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 rapidly approach, India stands on the brink of a significant political event. Moreover, the outcome of these elections will shape the country’s future in the coming years. As responsible citizens, everyone must participate in the electoral process and contribute to the democratic functioning of the nation. Additionally, it’s crucial to note that the information provided in this article is based on the official announcements made by the Election Commission of India. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, refer to the official sources. please visit the official website of the Election Commission of India.

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