The fourth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 began on April 29, 2019 for 72 Lok Sabha Constituencies across 9 States.
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 4 will see voting in 17 seats of Maharashtra, 13 seats each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, 8 in West Bengal, 6 each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, 5 in Bihar, and 3 in Jharkhand.
During the fourth phase, voting is also being held for the remaining 41 assembly seats in Odisha, by-election to Chhindwara assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh, Nighasan in Uttar Pradesh, and Krishnaganj in West Bengal.
In Bihar, Darbhanga, Ujiyarpur, Samastipur, Begusarai and Munger Parliamentary Constituencies will witness polls in Phase IV of General Elections 2019.
In Jharkhand, Chatra, Lohardaga and Palamau Parliamentary Constituencies will go to polls. Chatra is a General seat, Lohardaga is Scheduled Tribe and Palamau is Scheduled Caste seat. There is 11.01 percent increase in electors in these three constituencies in the state since General Elections 2014.
In Maharashtra, 17 constituencies going to polls are all the six seats from Mumbai; Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Nashik, Palghar, Maval, Shirdi, Dhule, Shirur, Dindori and Nandurbar.
In West Bengal, voting is being held for Baharampur, Bolpur, Birbhum, Ranaghat, Krishnanagar, Asansol, Burdwan East, and Burdwan-Durgapur constituencies. 68 candidates are in the fray for 8 parliamentary seats.
In Uttar Pradesh, polling is progressing in 13 constituencies – Shahjahanpur, kheri, Hardoi, Mishrikh, Unnao, Farrukhabad, Etawah, Kannauj, Kanpur, Akbarpur, Jalaun, Jhansi and Hamirpur. There are 152 candidates including 18 womens in the fray in this phase.
In Jammu and Kashmir, polling will take place in Kulgam district of the Anantnag parliamentary constituency. All of the 433 polling stations have been designated either as hypersensitive or sensitive.
In Rajasthan, 13 Lok Sabha seats will go to polls in Phase IV. Over 2.5 crore voters will decide fate of 115 candidates.
The fourth phase will decide the fate of prominent candidates including Union Ministers Giriraj Singh, SS Ahluwalia, Babul Supriyo, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, PP Chaudhary, Subhash Bhamre and Sudershan Bhagat, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav, film actor Urmila Matondkar, BJP Bihar unit chief Nityanand Roy and RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha.
In Uttar Pradesh, key contestants in this phase are SP president Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav, Salman Khurshied and Sripraksh Jaiswal of Congress, Satyadev Pachauri, Sakshi Maharaj and Ram Shankar Katherina of BJP.
In Bihar, 66 candidates including 20 Independents and 3 women will be contesting for the 5 Lok Sabha seats.
In Phase IV of Lok Sabha Elections in Jharkhand, 26 candidates are contesting from Chatra, 14 candidates from Lohardaga and 19 candidates from Palamau.
The first phase of General Elections 2019 began on April 11, 2019 for 91 Parliamentary constituencies, out of the total 543 constituencies, spread over 18 States and 2 Union Territories.
The voting was held in all parliamentary constituencies of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Uttarakhand; and for some constituencies of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Third phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019
The third phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 registered an overall approximate voter turnout of more than 66 percent compared to 69.3 percent in 2014. The voting for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 3 took place on April 23, 2019 for 117 Lok Sabha Constituencies across 13 States and 2 Union Territories.
The third phase of polling was held in Parliamentary constituencies of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Tripura and Daman & Diu.