2019 Lok Sabha polls: Here’s all you need to know about first phase polls

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As Tuesday, April 9, is the last day of campaigning, India is all set to elect its 17th Lok Sabha. In the first phase of polling which will be held on April 11, 20 states and Union Territories will go for voting comprising 91 parliamentary constituencies.

The states that are going to the poll in the phase I of Lok Sabha election are: Andhra Pradesh (25 parliamentary constituencies), Arunachal Pradesh (2), Assam (5), Bihar (4), Chhattisgarh (1), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Maharashtra (7), Manipur (1), Meghalaya (2), Mizoram (1), Nagaland (1), Odisha (4), Sikkim (1), Telangana (17), Tripura (1), Uttar Pradesh (8), Uttarakhand (5), West Bengal (2), Andaman (1) and Lakshadweep (1).

Besides that, assembly elections in four states – Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Odisha will also be held on April 11.

Here is the list of parliamentary constituencies going to poll in phase I.

States/Union Territories  Constituencies
Andhra Pradesh (25) Araku, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram,  Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Anakapalle,  Amalapuram, Rajahmundry, Narsapuram,  Eluru, Machilipatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Narasaraopet, Bapatla, Ongole,   Nandyal, Kurnool, Anantapur, Hindupur, Kadapa, Nellore,  Titupati, Rajampet,  Chittoor
 Arunachal Pradesh (2) Arunachal Pradesh West, Arunachal   Pradesh East
 Assam (5) Tezpur, Kalibor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh,   Lakhimpur
 Bihar (4) Aurangabad, Gaya, Nawada, Jamui
 Chhattisgarh (1) Bastar
 Jammu and Kashmir (2) Baramulla, Jammu
 Maharashtra (7) Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-   Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur,  Chandrapur, Yavatmal-Washim
 Manipur (1)  Outer Manipur
 Meghalaya (2)  Shillong, Tura
 Mizoram (1)  Mizoram
 Nagaland (1)  Nagaland
 Odisha (4)  Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur,   Koraput
 Sikkim (1)  Sikkim
 Telangana (17) Adilabad, Peddapalle, Karimnagar,   Nizamabad, Zahirabad, Medak,   Malkagiri,   Secunderabad, Hyderabad,   Chevella,   Mahbubnagar, Nagarkurnool,   Nalgonda,   Bhongir, Warangal,   Mahabubabad,  Khammam
 Tripura (1)  Tripura West
 Uttar Pradesh (8)  Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar,   Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar
 Uttarakhand (5) Tehri Garhwal, Garhwal, Almora, Nainital- Udhamsingh Nagar, Hardwar
 West Bengal (2)  Coochbehar, Alipurduars
 Lakshadweep (1)  Lakshadweep
 Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1)  Andaman and Nicobar Islands

 

Key cities in first phase – Nagpur, Saharanpur, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Gaya

In the electorally crucial Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar, there will be a clash of heavyweights – Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh and sitting BJP MP Sanjeev Balyan. The parliamentary seat has a total of 16 lakh voters.

Other key leaders contesting in first phase –  Nitin Gadkari (Nagpur), V K Singh(Ghaziabad), Jitan Ram Manjhi (Gaya), Harish Rawat (Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar), and Ramesh Pokhriyal (Haridwar).

Here is the full list of candidates contesting in phase I.

No. of seats major political parties won in 2014

  1. BJP – 282
  2. Congress – 44
  3. BSP – 0
  4. SP – 5
  5. AAP – 4
  6. CPI (M) – 9
  7. NCP – 6
  8. AIADMK – 37
  9. TMC – 34
  10. BJD – 20
  11. TDP – 16
  12. TRS – 11
  13. Shiv Sena – 18

The seven-phase elections in the country are slated to begin on April 11 and will go on till May 19. Counting of votes will be held on May 23.

 

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