Electioneering for Fourth Phase Concludes

The elections campaign for forth phase drew to a close on Tuesday. A total of 85 parliamentary constituencies spread across 8 states and union territories will go to the poll in this phase.

As many as 1,315 candidates, including 119 women are contesting elections in this phase.

The political heavy weights entering the battle ground in this phase are Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh, Congress’ Pranab Mukherjee, Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad.

Polling in majority of the areas will be held between 7 am to 5 pm. However, four assembly segments comprising of Islampur and Hilsa in Nalanda parliamentary constituency and Masauri and Paliganj in Patliputra Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar would have polling from 7 am to 3 pm.

Polling for all the 25 seats in Rajasthan, 10 in Haryana and seven in Delhi will be completed at one go. Elections will also be held to three seats in Bihar, one in Jammu and Kashmir, four in Punjab, 18 in Uttar Pradesh and 17 in West Bengal.

At the end of the fourth phase, elections would be completed to 457 of the 545-member Lok Sabha. Elections are held only to 543 seats, as two members are nominated from the Anglo-Indian community.

As many as 9.46 crore voters are eligible to cast their ballots in this phase across 1.29 polling booths that would be manned by over six lakh election officials.

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