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"Voting not only duty but a significant power," says Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar

New Delhi: Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankar accompanied by his wife Sudesh Dhankhar cast his vote at a polling booth in Delhi on Saturday in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
Addressing mediapersons after exercising his franchise, Dhankar said "Voting is not only a duty but also a significant power. India stands as the world's most dynamic, engaged, and efficient democracy, setting a precedent for other nations."
Voting for all seven Lok Sabha seats of the national capital began this morning with a total of 162 candidates in fray.
There are more than one crore 52 lakh voters in Delhi, out of which 82 lakh are male and around 70 lakh are female voters. More than two lakh 52 thousand young voters will exercise their franchise for the first time.
The seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi are Chandni Chowk, East Delhi, New Delhi, North East Delhi, North West Delhi, South Delhi, and West Delhi.
Apart from Delhi, eight seats in Bihar, all ten seats in Haryana, one seat in Jammu and Kashmir, four in Jharkhand Delhi, six in Odisha, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, and eight in West Bengal are voting today.
Elaborate arrangements have been made by the Election Commission to ensure smooth and hassle free voting in these areas.
Basic facilities ranging from shade, drinking water, ramps, toilets, wheelchairs to electricity are in place to ensure that every voter, including elderly and persons with disabilities, can cast their vote with ease.
Forty-two assembly constituencies in Odisha are also going for polls simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections in the State.
Some prominent candidates in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections include Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi. Bansuri Swaraj, Somnath Bharti, Manoj Tiwari, Kanhaiya Kumar, Dinesh Lal Yadav alias 'Nirahua', Dharmendra Yadav, Abhijit Gangopadhyay, Agnimitra Paul, Naveen Jindal, Raj Babbar, Deepender Singh Hooda, Kumari Selja and Aparajita Sarangi are among other prominent candidates in the fray.

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