Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Polling in phase 3 set for May 7, 93 seats await verdict

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: The battleground for the third phase spans key regions, encompassing 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 5 in Bihar, 8 in Madhya Pradesh, 4 in West Bengal, 11 in Maharashtra, 14 in Karnataka, 7 in Chhattisgarh, 2 in Goa, 2 in Daman and Diu, and 2 in Gujarat.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: The fervour of Lok Sabha Election 2024 intensifies as campaigning draws to a close for the third phase, set to unfold on May 7. With 93 seats up for contention across various states, the destiny of prominent candidates now rests in the hands of the electorate.

Seat Distribution and Electorate

The battleground for the third phase spans key regions, encompassing 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 5 in Bihar, 8 in Madhya Pradesh, 4 in West Bengal, 11 in Maharashtra, 14 in Karnataka, 7 in Chhattisgarh, 2 in Goa, 2 in Daman and Diu, and 2 in Gujarat. An electorate of 1.88 crore, comprising over one crore male and more than 87 lakh female voters, will cast their ballots in this crucial phase.

Prominent Candidates in the Fray

A total of 1,351 candidates vie for victory, including stalwarts such as BJP's Union Minister Amit Shah, Jyotiraditya Scindia, and former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan. Conversely, Congress stalwart Digvijay Singh spearheads the opposition. Notable figures like Dimple Yadav, Supriya Sule, Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, and Badruddin Ajmal add further intrigue to the electoral landscape.

Key Issues Shaping the Narrative

As the election narrative unfolds, several critical issues have come to the fore. Prime Minister Modi's remarks on the Congress manifesto, Nyay Patra, ignited heated discourse, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi engaging in tit-for-tat rhetoric. Additionally, allegations of sexual harassment against Prajwal Revanna, grandson of JDS President HD Deve Gowda, have dominated discussions in Karnataka, amplifying the stakes in the electoral battle.

With the conclusion of campaigning for the third phase, the stage is set for a pivotal electoral showdown. As voters prepare to exercise their franchise, the nation awaits the verdict that will shape the course of India's political landscape.