ECI Evaluates Poll Preparedness in Punjab

A delegation from the Election Commission of India (ECI), led by Deputy Election Commissioner Hirdesh Kumar, convened a high-level meeting with top administration and police officials in Punjab. Chaired by Chief Secretary Anurag Verma, the meeting aimed to assess the state’s preparedness for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Both Verma and Chief Electoral Officer Sibin C reiterated their commitment to ensuring fair and transparent elections in Punjab.

Key Election Dates and Phases

The 2024 Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to commence on April 19, 2024. This significant electoral event will be conducted in seven phases, spanning from April 19 to June 1, 2024. Voters across the nation will cast their ballots on April 19, 26, May 7, 13, 20, 25, and June 1, 2024. The results of the elections are expected to be declared on June 4, 2024.

Congress Appoints District Presidents in Karnataka

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has appointed presidents for the seven districts in Karnataka, as part of the party’s preparations for the Lok Sabha elections. This strategic move underscores the Congress’s efforts to strengthen its organizational structure and mobilize support in Karnataka ahead of the polls.

Rajasthan CM Discusses Poll Strategy in Delhi

Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma arrived in Delhi to engage in discussions with senior BJP leaders regarding poll-related issues. The state, with 25 parliamentary constituencies, is poised to play a crucial role in the upcoming elections. Discussions between Sharma and party leaders aim to fine-tune the BJP’s election strategy in Rajasthan.

Political Dynamics in Bihar

Jitan Ram Manjhi, leader of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and former Chief Minister of Bihar, expressed confidence in the BJP’s electoral prospects. Manjhi noted widespread support for Prime Minister Modi and asserted that the BJP-Nitish Kumar alliance would secure victory in all 40 seats in Bihar. Meanwhile, Anubhav Mohanty, Kendrapara Lok Sabha MP, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, citing inspiration from Prime Minister Modi’s dynamic leadership.

Election Preparations in Uttar Pradesh

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Samrat Choudhary expressed optimism about the BJP’s performance in Uttar Pradesh. He highlighted the popularity of the Modi-Kumar alliance and predicted victory for the BJP in all 40 seats in the state. Choudhary’s remarks come amidst preparations for Prime Minister Modi’s election rallies in various constituencies across Uttar Pradesh.

Congress Releases Candidates’ List

The Congress party announced its candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Abhay Kashinath Patil will contest from Akola, Maharashtra, while Kadiyam Kavya will represent the party in Warangal, Telangana. Additionally, the party welcomed former BJP leader Laxman Tiwari into its fold, reflecting shifting political alliances ahead of the polls.

Election Commission Reviews Poll Code Violations

The Election Commission received a complaint from the Congress alleging violations of the poll code by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and BJP’s nominee from Solapur, Ram Satpute. The complaint, supported by purported evidence, underscores the heightened scrutiny of electoral conduct in the lead-up to the elections.

Tech Warfare in Tamil Nadu

Major political parties in Tamil Nadu, including DMK, AIADMK, and BJP, have established IT war rooms to leverage social media and technology in their election campaigns. Equipped with essential tools and software, cadres from these parties are actively engaging in online outreach and propaganda efforts. DMK IT Wing Secretary TRB Raja emphasized the responsible use of technology in compliance with Election Commission regulations.

Kangana Ranaut’s Political Endeavors

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, now a BJP candidate from Mandi Lok Sabha seat, embarked on a campaign trail in Himachal Pradesh. She offered prayers at the Bhimakali temple and engaged in interactive sessions with party workers and supporters. Ranaut’s entry into politics has drawn significant attention, with her campaign focusing on BJP’s vision and goals for the nation.

CPI(M) to Release Manifesto

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury announced the release of the party’s manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections on April 4. The manifesto launch event, scheduled at the party office in Delhi, signifies CPI(M)’s commitment to articulating its policy agenda and priorities to the electorate.

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