After the rigorous campaigning and hustle for the five phases of Lok Sabha elections, the sixth phase is around the corner to give sleepless night to political party’s leaders worrying who will form the government at the center. While there has been enough drama in the first five phases of elections, with political parties levying allegations on each other alleging them of EVM rigging, poll booth violence, the verbal and non-verbal fight between the party leaders, the sixth phase has in a row some interesting parliamentary constituencies that will be contesting the elections.
Total of 59 Lok Sabha constituencies states and union territories will go to polls phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 12.
Total of 979 candidates is in the fray for the 6th phase.
Out of the total 979 candidates 967 candidates contesting in the face on the basis of disclosures made in the respective affidavits while nominating their candidature from the respective constituencies
Of all the 967 candidates analyzed, 174 are from the national party, 64 of the state parties, 422 candidates from the registered unrecognized parties, and 307 candidates are contesting Lok Sabha elections independently.
According to the survey report issued by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), it does not analyze 12 candidates as their affidavit was either badly scanned or the complete affidavit was not uploaded on the website of Election Commission of India.
According to the ADR report out of the total candidates, 189 candidates are declared criminal cases against themselves. 26 out of 54 candidates from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 26 candidates out of 46 candidates from Congress, 19 out of 49 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), 5 out of 16 candidates from Shiv Sena, and total of 34 out of 307 independent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves while filing the nomination papers.
311 candidates out of the total 967 candidates crorepatis, means they have movable and immovable assets worth over 1 crore. 46 out of 54 BJP candidates, 37 out of 46 Congress candidates, 31 out of 49 candidates from BSP, six out of the 12 candidates from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and 71 out of 307 independent candidates have declared assets worth over 1 crore.
In addition to the 59 constituencies that will go to polls, re-polling will be held in 168 booths and 26 Assembly segments of the Tripura West parliamentary constituency.
Over 10 crore 17 lakh voters will decide the fate of 979 candidates in six states and one union territory. Over 1 lakh and 13 thousand polling stations have been set to conduct smooth polling in the constituencies.
Bihar: 8 Parliamentary constituencies will go to polls in Bihar in the VI phase. 127 candidates in the fray. 1,38,02,576 number of voters will decide the fate of 127 candidates.
The state has the alliance of Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM), and Vikassheel Insaap Party (VIP).
The constituencies are Valmiki Nagar, Paschim Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Sheohar, Vaishali, Gopalganj, Siwan, Maharajganj.
Haryana: 10 Parliamentary constituencies will go to polls in the 6th phase. A total of 223 candidates are in the fray from the state. 1,80,56,896 voters will vote for the 10 Parliamentary constituencies in the state.
The constituencies are Ambala, Kurukshetra, Sirsa, Hisar, Karnal, Sonipat, Rohtak, Bhiwani- Mahendragarh, Gurgaon, Faridabad.
Jharkhand: four Parliamentary constituencies will vote for 67 candidates in Jharkhand Lok Sabha constituency. The total voters in the state are 66,85,401.
The constituencies a Giridih, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Singbhum.
Madhya Pradesh: a total of 8 Parliamentary constituencies will go to polls and vote for 138 candidates who are in the fray. 1,04,83,101 voters will vote in the state.
Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha, Bhopal, Rajgarh.
Uttar Pradesh: 14 Lok Sabha constituencies will go to polls in the 6th phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh. 177 candidates are contesting the elections. 2,50,68,296 voters will cast their vote in the state.
The constituencies are Sultanpur, Pratagarh, Phulpur, Allahbad, Ambedkar Nagar, Shrawasti, Domariyaganj, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Lalganj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Machhlishahr, Bhadohi.
West Bengal: a total of 8 Parliamentary constituencies are contesting for 83 candidates in the state. 1,33,69,749 voters will vote for their respective candidates in the West Bengal.
The constituencies are Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram, Medinipur, Purulia, Bankura, and Bishnupur.
Delhi: 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi will go to polls in the 6th phase of Lok Sabha elections. The national capital has 164 candidates in the fray. 1,43,16,453 voters cast their vote in the national capital.
The constituencies are Chandni Chok, East Delhi, North East Delhi, New Delhi, Northwest Delhi, West Delhi, South Delhi.
Out of the seven Lok Sabha seats, the most interesting contest will be e for the east Delhi constituency where BJP has fielded cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir and Aam Aadmi Party has fielded Atishi Marlena.
542 parliamentary constituencies in the country witnessing elections in 7 phases. The first five phases for Lok Sabha elections held on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, and May 6. The remaining two phases of elections will be held on May 12 and May 19.