Voting will be held on 57 seats of 7 states in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, everyone's eyes are on this VIP seat of Jammu and Kashmir

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi: Lok Sabha elections are now in their final phase. Today in the sixth phase, voting is going to be held on 58 seats in six states and two union territories, which includes all seven seats of Delhi. Apart from Delhi, voting will be held on 14 seats of Uttar Pradesh, all 10 seats of Haryana, eight seats each of Bihar and West Bengal, six seats of Odisha, four seats of Jharkhand and one seat of Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from this, voting will also be held on 42 assembly seats of Odisha.
More than 11.13 crore people are eligible to vote in this phase. These include 5.84 crore men, 5.29 crore women and 5,120 third gender voters. Voting will also take place in Anantnag-Rajouri seat of Jammu and Kashmir.Who are the main candidates of the sixth phase?
The prominent candidates of the sixth phase include Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan (BJP) from Sambalpur (Odisha), Manoj Tiwari (BJP) and Kanhaiya Kumar (Congress) from North East Delhi, Maneka Gandhi (BJP) from Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP) from Anantnag-Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir), Abhijit Gangopadhyay (BJP) from Tamluk (West Bengal), former Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar from Karnal, Naveen Jindal from Kurukshetra and Rao Inderjit Singh from Gurugram seat. The Election Commission also urged voters to participate in the election festival in large numbers and vote with responsibility and pride. Let us tell you that in the fifth phase, 62.2 percent voting took place on 49 seats on May 20.

Know the situation of 8 seats of West Bengal
Voting will be held in the Jangal Mahal area of ​​West Bengal. This area comprises eight Lok Sabha seats from five districts. Voting is to be held on Saturday in Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram, Medinipur, Purulia, Bankura and Bishnupur Lok Sabha seats. In the last Lok Sabha elections, BJP had won five of these eight seats, while Trinamool Congress had won three seats. Shubhendu Adhikari and his family have a lot of influence on Kanthi and Tamluk Lok Sabha seats and these seats are considered an example of dynastic politics. Members of Adhikari's family have held important political positions. Shubhendu's brother Soumyendu Adhikari is contesting from Kanthi Lok Sabha seat on a BJP ticket. In Tamluk, former Calcutta High Court judge and BJP candidate Abhijit Gangopadhyay is pitted against Trinamool Congress youth leader Debangshu Bhattacharya.

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BJP vs Bharat Gathbandhan on 7 seats of Delhi
There is a direct contest between the BJP and the 'Bharat' alliance on all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. As per the consensus reached between the constituents of the 'Bharat' alliance before the elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is contesting on four seats and the Congress on three seats. This is the first Lok Sabha election when the AAP and the Congress are contesting together and challenging the ruling BJP at the Centre. The AAP has fielded Kuldeep Kumar from East Delhi seat, Mahabal Mishra from West Delhi, Somnath Bharti from New Delhi and Sahiram Pehelwan from South Delhi. The Congress has fielded JP Agarwal from Chandni Chowk, Kanhaiya Kumar from North East Delhi and Udit Raj from North West Delhi seat. The BJP has fielded Manoj Tiwari from North East Delhi and he is the only sitting MP from the national capital who has been fielded again by the party.

The fate of 14 seats of UP will be decided

Voting will be held on 14 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh for the sixth phase of general elections, where the electoral fate of 162 candidates, including former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, Trinamool Congress's Lalitesh Pati Tripathi and Bhojpuri film actor Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua, will be decided. In the sixth phase, voting will be held in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Phulpur, Allahabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Shravasti, Dumariyaganj, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Lalganj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Machlishahar and Bhadohi. In Sultanpur, BJP candidate Maneka Gandhi is contesting against Samajwadi Party (SP)'s Rambhual Nishad and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)'s Udayraj Verma. On the Azamgarh seat, outgoing BJP MP Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua is contesting against SP chief Akhilesh Yadav's cousin Dharmendra Yadav. On Jaunpur seat, the party has again fielded sitting BSP MP Shyam Singh Yadav, who is facing competition from SP candidate and former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and BJP's Kripashankar Singh.

Know the situation of 4 seats of Jharkhand

Around 82.16 lakh voters, including 40.09 lakh women, are eligible to exercise their franchise in Jharkhand's Giridih, Dhanbad, Ranchi and Jamshedpur constituencies. All the four Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand are likely to witness a direct contest between the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led ruling coalition and the BJP-led opposition. Congress leader Yashaswini Sahai, daughter of former Union minister Subodh Kant Sahai, is in direct contest with BJP's sitting MP Sanjay Seth in Ranchi Lok Sabha seat. In Dhanbad, there is a direct contest between BJP's Bagmara MLA Dullu Mahto and Congress' Bermo MLA Kumar Jayamangal's wife Anupama Singh. In Jamshedpur, there is also a possibility of a direct contest between BJP's sitting MP Vidyut Baran Mahto and JMM's Baharagora MLA Samir Mohanty. Polling for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana and by-election for Karnal assembly constituency will be held on Saturday, deciding the electoral fate of 223 candidates, including former chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Congress' Kumari Selja.

Voting will be held on all 10 seats of Haryana

There is a direct contest between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress on most seats in Haryana. Union ministers Rao Inderjit Singh and Krishan Pal Gurjar, former Chief Minister Manohar Lal and senior Congress leaders Kumari Selja and Deepender Singh Hooda are among the prominent candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
BJP candidate from Karnal Lok Sabha seat Khattar is pitted against Haryana Youth Congress president Divyanshu Buddhiraja, while Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini is contesting the by-election from Karnal assembly seat. BJP's Haryana unit president Saini took oath as chief minister in place of Khattar on March 12. Saini is contesting the by-election from Karnal assembly seat. Nine candidates are in the fray for the by-election. By-election on this seat became necessary due to Khattar's resignation from the post of MLA.

Voting for one seat in Jammu and Kashmir today

There are 20 candidates in the fray in Jammu and Kashmir, including Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference's Mian Altaf from Anantnag-Rajouri constituency. Officials said no stone is being left unturned in preparing for the polls. Multi-layered security arrangements have been put in place to ensure free, fair and peaceful polling in the constituency spread across 18 assembly constituencies in Anantnag, Kulgam and Shopian districts in south Kashmir and Rajouri and Poonch districts in south Pir Panjal.

Voters will decide on 8 seats of Bihar today
In the sixth phase, voting will be held on eight seats of Bihar, where about 1.5 crore voters of these areas will decide the political future of 86 candidates. All preparations have been completed for fair and peaceful voting on these eight seats of the state. The eight seats on which voting will take place in this phase include Valmikinagar, West Champaran, East Champaran, Shivhar, Vaishali, Gopalganj, Siwan and Maharajganj.

Voting also took place on 42 assembly seats of Odisha

In Odisha, voting will take place in six parliamentary constituencies – Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Puri and Sambalpur and 42 assembly constituencies under them in this phase. Lok Sabha and assembly elections are being held simultaneously in the state.

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