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EC releases data on number of votes cast in first five phases; BJP’s top leaders to campaign in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar while Congress now turns its focus on Himachal Pradesh

Updated - May 26, 2024 12:35 pm IST

Published - May 26, 2024 06:36 am IST

A child holds a placard depicting PM Modi and BJP election symbol during a public meeting addressed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

A child holds a placard depicting PM Modi and BJP election symbol during a public meeting addressed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi. | Photo Credit: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address election meetings in Mirzapur, Ghosi and Bansgaon in Uttar Pradesh on May 26. Home Minister Amit Shah is set to address three rallies – two in Bihar and one in Punjab. BJP chief J. P. Nadda is scheduled to address three rallies in Jehanabad, Bhojpur and Nalanda in Bihar.

Meanwhile, the Congress has turned its attention to Himachal Pradesh, with Rahul Gandhi set to address two rallies today. Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge addressed a rally in Rohru, Himachal Pradesh, yesterday.

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The sixth phase of the General Elections 2024 on Saturday saw 61.20% voter turnout in 58 constituencies across six States and two Union Territories. Jangal Mahal region in West Bengal saw 78.09% polling. Jharkhand recorded a turnout of 62.74%, Uttar Pradesh 54.03%, Bihar 53.30%, Jammu and Kashmir 52.28%, Haryana 58.37%, Odisha 60.07% and Delhi 54.48%, according to the figures released by the Election Commission as of 7.45 p.m. yesterday.

Also Read: Highlights from the sixth phase of polling

The EC also came out yesterday with constituency-wise data on the number of votes cast in the first five phases of the elections. The EC said it has decided to further expand the format of the turnout data to include the absolute number of voters in every constituency.

Also Read: EC releases data on number of votes cast in first 5 phases of Lok Sabha polls

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  • May 26, 2024 12:35
    Successful J&K polls success of Modi govt policy; next step Assembly polls, statehood: Amit Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the Modi government’s Kashmir policy has been vindicated by the successful polling in Jammu and Kashmir, where even separatists have voted “overwhelmingly”, as he assured that the assembly elections in the region will be held before September 30.

    Once the elections are over, the government will start the process of restoring statehood to the Union Territory, Shah said in an interview to PTI late Saturday.

    “I have said in Parliament that we will give the statehood after the assembly elections,” he said, adding that everything is going according to plan, such as the surveys of the backward classes and delimitation exercise of the Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies.

    “We have completed the delimitation process. Because the reservation can be given only after the delimitation process is completed. Because we have to know about the status of various castes (to give reservation). That has been done. Lok Sabha election is also over (in Jammu and Kashmir). Next is the assembly election which will also be held. We will complete the process before the Supreme Court deadline,” he said.

    -PTI

  • May 26, 2024 12:25
    Prime Minister Modi addresses an election rally in Mirzapur
  • May 26, 2024 12:09
    In Himachal Pradesh, BJP has a daunting task at hand as Assembly bypolls go along with LS polls

    With Himachal Pradesh gearing up for the 2024 Parliamentary election, the stakes for Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), which swept all four Lok Sabha seats in the State twice – in 2014 and 2019 - are even bigger as the task appears daunting amidst simultaneous byelections for six Assembly seats in the hill State.

    The elections are poised to be a direct fight between the BJP and the Congress party, which is in power in Himachal Pradesh. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) party has fielded its candidates for all four seats as well.

    The Congress-ruled state of Himachal Pradesh saw political turbulence, a few months ago with six of its MLAs turning rebels. With all of them now contesting as candidates of the BJP for the byelections on six Assembly seats, the BJP has a challenge at its hands to accomplish an ambitious feat. These byelections were necessitated following the disqualification of the Congress MLAs from the State Legislative Assembly for defying a party whip in February this year.

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  • May 26, 2024 10:45
    In a keen contest from Bathinda seat, ‘Badal bahu’ Harsimrat fights for 4th term

    Three-time MP and Akali leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal speaks about bringing AIIMS, a central university, and other projects as some of her achievements as she braces for a multi-cornered electoral bout to get elected from the Bathinda parliamentary constituency for the fourth time in a row.

    The Bathinda parliamentary constituency, which goes to polls on June 1, is considered a stronghold of the Shiromani Akali Dal with its candidate Ms. Harsimrat, the wife of party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, winning this seat since 2009. - PTI

  • May 26, 2024 10:08
    PM Modi to hold rallies in Uttar Pradesh

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address election meetings in Mirzapur, Ghosi and Bansgaon in Uttar Pradesh on May 26. Home Minister Amit Shah is set to address three rallies – two in Bihar and one in Punjab. BJP chief J. P. Nadda is scheduled to address three rallies in Jehanabad, Bhojpur and Nalanda in Bihar.

  • May 26, 2024 07:45
    BJP unleashing violence, TMC worker killed in Purba Medinipur: Mamata

    Mamata Banerjee on May 25 accused the BJP of unleashing a reign of terror in Purba Medinipur district, the stronghold of her principal adversary Suvendu Adhikari, and killing a TMC worker.

    “Even yesterday, they (BJP) killed an active member of our party at Mahisadal in Purba Medinipur district. Sensing defeat in the polls, they are resorting to killing and attacking people and TMC workers. But we will resist their bid,” Ms. Banerjee said.

  • May 26, 2024 07:43
    Modi insulting Muslims, will ensure he does not become PM again: Owaisi

    AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with heaping “insults” on Muslims by claiming that “mangalsutras” of women and quotas for deprived castes will be taken away by the INDIA bloc and given to the community.

    Addressing an election rally in the Karakat Lok Sabha constituency of Bihar, Mr. Owaisi, whose party is not a part of the Opposition coalition, vowed to ensure that Modi did not get a third consecutive term in office, which would lead to “scaremongering in the name of Hindus and Muslims, temples and mosques”. - PTI

  • May 26, 2024 07:18
    Over 61% polling in 6th phase, Bengal’s Jangal Mahal region logs 79.47%

    An estimated voter turnout of 61.2% was recorded in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election on May 25 in 58 constituencies across six States and two Union territories, with the polling percentage in the Jangal Mahal region of West Bengal touching 79.47.

    Incidents of violence, including an alleged assault on a BJP candidate, minor clashes and protests were reported from West Bengal while there were instances of EVM malfunctioning at some places, including Delhi.

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