The Election Fee mentioned almost 70 p.c voter turnout was recorded in every of the 2 phases of the continued Lok Sabha polls. Within the third section on Tuesday, voters from 11 states and two Union Territories will forged ballots throughout 115 seats—the utmost variety of Parliamentary constituencies going to vote—to select from greater than 1,600 candidates.
Whereas all of the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s house turf Gujarat will go to polls on April 23, his Bharatiya Janata Get together will attempt to achieve a foothold within the left-aligned state, Kerala, from the place it has no consultant in Parliament. Tuesday additionally marks the 30-day countdown to the counting day.
Because the second section of polling, the Election Fee banned one more Modi-related net sequence. The BJP nominated terror-accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur as its candidate from Bhopal, whereas a couple of India’s prime businessmen endorsed Congress’ South Mumbai candidate Milind Deora.
Right here’s a prepared reckoner on the states going to vote on April 23, key seats and candidate particulars.
Key Seats To Watch Out For
All 26 seats in Prime Minister Modi’s house state go to the poll within the third section. The BJP had secured a clear sweep of all 26 seats within the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
- Gandhinagar: Changing six-time MP and BJP stalwart LK Advani, get together president Amit Shah will make his Lok Sabha election debut. The Congress contender for this seat is two-time MLA CJ Chavda. The Congress had earlier fielded candidates like Rajesh Khanna, and former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan.
- Dahod: The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jasvantsinh Bhabor will combat to hunt a second-term and is up towards Congress’ Babubhai Katara. The seat was a Congress stronghold till 1998, and was then represented by Katara twice as a BJP MP earlier than he switched events.
- Bharuch: BJP’s six-time MP Mansukhbhai Vasava and Congress’ Sherkhan Pathan are the contenders. The constituency has had solely three MPs since 1977 and has been represented by Vasava since 1998. Pathan faces expenses of homicide, kidnapping and voluntarily inflicting damage by harmful weapons, amongst others.
- Surat: BJP’s MP since 2009, Darshana Jardosh, will run to signify the seat which was represented by former Prime Minister Morarji Desai for 23 years. The Congress has fielded Ashok Adhevada as its contender.
Like Gujarat, voting on all of Kerala’s 20 constituencies will happen within the third section.
Voting will likely be carried out in 14 of Karnataka’s 28 seats on this section.
14 of Maharashtra’s 48 seats go to the poll within the third section.