Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 4, Current Affairs Key Takeaways: Voting held in 72 Constituencies
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.
The fourth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 recorded over 64 percent polling for 72 Lok Sabha Constituencies across 9 States.
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 4 saw 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 on April 29, 2019.
During the fourth phase, voting was 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.
Note: This phase saw the end of polling in constituencies of Maharashtra and Odisha, while the polling process will start in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand.
In Bihar, Darbhanga, Ujiyarpur, Samastipur, Begusarai and Munger Parliamentary Constituencies witnessed polls in Phase IV of General Elections 2019.
In Jharkhand, Chatra, Lohardaga and Palamau Parliamentary Constituencies went 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 that went to polls were all the six seats from Mumbai; Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Nashik, Palghar, Maval, Shirdi, Dhule, Shirur, Dindori and Nandurbar.
In West Bengal, voting was 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 took place 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 took 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 went 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.