As the Lok Sabha election 2024 gathers momentum, the Congress party is set to convene its Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting in Delhi today. The meeting aims to deliberate on the selection of candidates for the upcoming elections in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.

Predictions and Projections

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has made a noteworthy prediction regarding the outcome of the Lok Sabha election. He anticipates that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will fall short of securing an absolute majority. Siddaramaiah foresees a significant shift in favor of opposition alliances, including the INDIA bloc, challenging the BJP’s dominance.

Allegations of Political Interference

In Madhya Pradesh’s Khajuraho constituency, allegations of political interference have surfaced. RB Prajapati, an All India Forward Bloc candidate, revealed that he received calls from BJP representatives urging him to withdraw his nomination. Prajapati also claimed to have been offered a government position in exchange for stepping down. These allegations underscore the contentious nature of electoral politics, with accusations of coercion and inducement.

Accessibility Measures for Voters

In Uttarakhand, authorities have implemented measures to facilitate voting for elderly and disabled citizens. More than 1900 wheelchairs and over 1623 Dolis (palanquins) have been arranged to assist voters with mobility challenges. Additionally, special provisions have been made for voters aged over 85 years and those categorized as disabled, reflecting efforts to ensure inclusivity and accessibility in the electoral process.

Special Polling Stations for Displaced Individuals

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, special polling stations have been established in Manipur to accommodate approximately 5000 individuals displaced by violence. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by internally displaced persons (IDPs), authorities have set up 29 special polling stations to enable them to exercise their voting rights. This initiative aims to uphold the democratic principle of universal suffrage and ensure representation for marginalized communities.

Congress Roadshow in Tripura

In a strategic move ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Agartala, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is scheduled to hold a roadshow in Tripura on April 16. The roadshow, led by Vadra, will traverse various parts of the city, including prominent landmarks and public spaces. This campaign event underscores the Congress party’s efforts to mobilize support and counter the BJP’s electoral outreach in the region.

Key Meetings and Announcements

The Congress party’s CEC meeting holds significance as it finalizes candidates for crucial constituencies in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab. This meeting will shape the party’s electoral strategy and candidate selection process, setting the stage for intense political competition in these states.

As the Lok Sabha election 2024 unfolds, political parties intensify their campaign efforts and engage in strategic maneuvering to secure electoral success. With each development and announcement, the electoral landscape evolves, shaping the narrative of India’s democratic journey.

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