Sunday, June, 16,2024

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Conclude Peacefully, High Turnout Reported

Source: The Lok Sabha General Election 2024 concluded peacefully, marking the end of voting for 14 Lok Sabha constituencies and one assembly constituency by-election in Uttar Pradesh. Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh, Navdeep Rinwa, announced in a press conference held at the Chief Electoral Officer's office that the voting process took place smoothly across the designated constituencies. The voting, which began at 07:00 am, concluded at 06:00 pm without any untoward incidents reported from anywhere in the state. The voting encompassed 14 Lok Sabha constituencies, namely 34-Mohanlalganj (SC), 35-Lucknow, 36-Rae Bareli, 37-Amethi, 45-Jalaun (SC), 46-Jhansi, 47-Hamirpur, 48-Banda, 49-Fatehpur, 50-Kaushambi (SC), 53-Barabanki (SC), 54-Faizabad, 57-Kaiserganj, and 59-Gonda, along with the assembly constituency 173-Lucknow East. These constituencies, spread across 21 districts including Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Kanpur Dehat, Jhansi, Banda, Fatehpur, Barabanki, Ayodhya, Gonda, Bahraich, and Balrampur, witnessed active participation from voters. The Chief Electoral Officer reported an average voting percentage of 57.98% across the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies. Notable turnout percentages include 62.72% in 34-Mohanlalganj (SC), 58.04% in 36-Rae Bareli, and 63.70% in 46-Jhansi. To ensure transparency and fairness in the electoral process, webcasting was arranged at 14,984 polling places, while videography was conducted at 4,199 polling stations. Moreover, 21,907 voters exercised their right to vote through postal ballots, including elderly and disabled individuals, with arrangements made for home voting. The Election Commission deployed 14 general observers, 9 police observers, and 15 expenditure observers, along with numerous magistrates and micro-observers, to oversee the voting process diligently. Overall, the elections were conducted smoothly, with the prompt resolution of any complaints received, ensuring a peaceful and democratic electoral exercise. - Mohit Choudhary (The writer is sub-editor and digital executive at First India)

BJP's national spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sudhanshu Trivedi voted

BJP's national spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sudhanshu Trivedi voted

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IAS officer Ritu Suhas voted

IAS officer Ritu Suhas voted

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Dr. Ahtesham Siddiqui, Bureau Chief of Bharat 24 Lucknow, voted with his wife Ayasha Siddiqui

Dr. Ahtesham Siddiqui, Bureau Chief of Bharat 24 Lucknow, voted with his wife Ayasha Siddiqui

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In the Yogi government, former minister and current MLA Mahendra Singh voted with his wife

In the Yogi government, former minister and current MLA Mahendra Singh voted with his wife

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BJP MLA Neeraj Bora cast his vote along with his family.

BJP MLA Neeraj Bora cast his vote along with his family.

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BJP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Seth cast his vote along with his wife.

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Seth cast his vote along with his wife.

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BJP MLA and eldest son of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Pankaj Singh, cast his vote.

BJP MLA and eldest son of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Pankaj Singh, cast his vote.

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Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Brajesh Pathak, cast his vote along with his wife and daughter.

Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Brajesh Pathak, cast his vote along with his wife and daughter.

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Former Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and current Rajya Sabha MP, Dr. Dinesh Sharma, cast his vote along with his wife.

Former Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and current Rajya Sabha MP, Dr. Dinesh Sharma, cast his vote along with his wife.

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IAS Dr. Roshan Jacob, Commissioner of Lucknow, cast her vote

IAS Dr. Roshan Jacob, Commissioner of Lucknow, cast her vote

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