Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Gurugram polls scheduled for May 25; Votes counting on June 4

Lok Sabha polls will be held from April 19 to June 1 in to be held in 7 phases. On June 4, the votes will be calculated. Gurugram seat has 2,407 polling centres, 2.49M voters, and BJP's Singh seeking re-election.

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The Lok Sabha elections will be conducted in seven phases between April 19 and June 1, with the votes being counted on June 4, according to a statement released by the Election Commission of India (EC) on Saturday. The Haryana polls will happen in one phase, the sixth phase, on May 25, according to the Election Commission.

The district administration stated that the model code of conduct was put into effect throughout Gurugram with the announcement of the elections on Saturday in order to guarantee an open and fair electoral process.

Gurugram Lok Sabha 2024

The Gurugram Lok Sabha constituency includes the three districts of Gurugram, Rewari, and Nuh as well as nine assembly seats: Bawal, Rewari, Pataudi, Badshahpur, Gurugram, Sohna, Nuh, Firozpur Jhirka, and Punhana.

Previous announcements from the Bharatiya Janata Party indicated that Rao Inderjit Singh, the current MP, will run for the seat once more. The candidate for the constituency has not yet been announced by the Congress.

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Statistics 

There are 2.49 million voters in this seat, and district officials have announced that 2,407 polling places—989 in urban areas and 1,418 in rural regions—will be set up to ensure a seamless voting procedure.

61% of voters cast ballots in Gurugram for the 2019 elections, which saw BJP candidate Singh defeat Congress contender Captain Ajay Yadav by 386,256 votes.

Statements by district officials and commissioners 

Yadav met with district officials at the mini secretariat shortly after the election dates were announced, during which he declared that a surveillance squad would be set up to keep an eye on any undesired activity and prevent voter compulsion or inducement. According to EC guidelines, he warned, those detected carrying cash or alcohol in vehicles in excess of the allowed amounts will face severe consequences.

Additional District Commissioner Hitesh Kumar Meena will serve as the Voter Awareness (SWEEP) campaign's nodal officer in an effort to boost election turnout. According to Yadav, innovative initiatives in educational institutions, unique public events, and the designation of an ambassador for voter awareness will all be carried out.

Nishant Kumar Yadav, the deputy commissioner of Gurugram and the district's election commission officer, stated that the district's elections will be held in a transparent and unbiased manner in accordance with EC directives and that a monitoring team will keep an eye on the candidates' agendas at the district level. 

He stated that during their electoral efforts, candidates are urged to abide by the model code of behaviour. To maintain track of election spending, the Election Department has set prices for tents, lunches, tea, cars, and campaign materials. For the elections, a candidate may spend up to ₹95 lakh. The electoral bureau has requested that candidates present a thorough breakdown of their out-of-pocket expenses.