From Rahul Gandhi To Arun Govil: Star Candidates In Phase 2 Lok Sabha Elections

2024/04/26 06:53:43 IST

Phase 2 Elections

    The second phase Lok Sabha elections is scheduled for April 26 at 88 constituencies across all 20 seats in Kerala, 14 in Karnataka, 13 in Rajasthan, eight in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam and Bihar, six in Madhya Pradesh, three each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal and one each in Tripura, Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir.

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Rahul Gandhi

    Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala is set to witness a tough contest between INDIA bloc allies. Rahul Gandhi will face BJP’s K Surendran as a National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate in its attempt to put up a tough fight for the Gandhi family scion in Wayanad.

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Arun Govil

    Actor Arun Govil, who is renowned for his portrayal of Lord Ram in the epic Ramayana on national television, has been contesting from Meerut on BJPs ticket. He will contest against Samajwadi Partys Sunita Verma and Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Devvrat Kumar Tyagi.

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Hema Malini

    Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini is again in the fray from Mathura. The two-time MP will look forward to score a hattrick from the same seat. She will face Congress partys Mukesh Dhangar and Bahujan Samaj Partys Suresh Singh.

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Shashi Tharoor

    Former UN diplomat and Congress leader will be seeking a fourth straight term from Thiruvananthapuram constituency, as he will confront against Union Minister of State, Rajeev Chandrashekhar and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Panniyan Ravindran. Chandrashekhar has served as the MoS for Electronics, Entrepreneurship and Information Technology.

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Bhupesh Baghel

    After his government in the state was overthrown by elections last year, former chief minister Bhupesh Baghel of Chhattisgarh is hoping to return to politics by winning the Rajnandgaon seat. Santosh Pandey, a sitting BJP MP, was Baghels opponent.

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Om Birla

    Om Birla, the speaker of the Lok Sabha and a two-term BJP MP from Kota, Rajasthan, will try to win three terms from the seat today. He faces off against former BJP leader Prahlad Gunjal of the Congress.

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Tejasvi Surya

    Tejasvi Surya, a prominent member of the BJP, is running from Bangalore South again. Notably, the BJP has not lost from this seat since 1991, making it a bulwark for the party. The main focus is on the fierce contest between Tejasvi Surya and Soumya Reddy of INC for the Congress parliamentary seat.

Date and Timings

    The voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections will begin at 7 am on April 26 and will conclude at 6 pm. At least 1,202 candidates are in fray. The Lok Sabha election is being held in seven phases till June 1 and votes will be counted June 4.

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