Smriti Irani, Mayawati and Other Prominent Figures Cast Their Ballots Early in Fifth Phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024, Check Voting Percentage

Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: On Monday, May 20, the Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Farhan Akhtar were among the well-known early voters in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024. In Mumbai, a number of other celebrities also went out early in the morning to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge Appeals to Voters

In the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls, voting is underway in 49 constituencies across six states and two Union Territories. Mallikarjun Kharge, the president of the Congress, is urging voters to vote against unemployment and inflation and to show their love rather than hate. Get real-time updates about the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

List of Prominent Early Votes

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das Encourages Voter Participation

Shaktikanta Das (RBI Governor) urged voters to turn out in large numbers to cast their ballots while speaking with reporters. “This is a right in our parliamentary democracy and everyone should exercise it,” Das declared after completing his ballot at a polling location close to his official south Mumbai residence.

“I want my India to be developed and strong and I kept these things in my mind when I went to cast my vote. All Indians should think what is right for them and vote,” Akshay Kumar said after casting his vote at a polling station in Juhu. As he waited in line to cast his ballot at a Bandra West polling place, Farkhan Akthar told news agency PTI,  “My vote is for good governance, the government that looks after all the people, gives us a better city.”

Voting continues for the 5th phase

State/UT (Total Seats)Vote percentage
Odisha (5 seats)6.87%
Uttar Pradesh (14 seats)12.89%
West Bengal (7 seats)15.35%
Ladakh (1 seat)10.51%
Maharashtra (13 seats)6.33%
Bihar (5 seats)8.86%
Jammu and Kashmir (1 seat)7.63%
Jharkhand (3 seats)11.68%

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and Congress leader Kharge all urged voters to cast ballots in large numbers as soon as the polls opened. Under strict security and preparations, voting for the fifth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2024 got underway on Monday morning across 49 parliamentary constituencies in six states and two Union Territories (UTs).

The Election Commission of India (ECI) reports that on Monday, voting will also be held concurrently for 35 assembly constituencies of the Odisha legislative assembly. ECI added that a total of 8.95 crore voters—of whom 4.69 crore are men, 4.26 crore are women, and 5,409 are voters of third gender—will select 695 candidates in the fifth round of voting.

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