Lok Sabha Election : First phase of polling, scheduled for April 19, 2024

India is gearing up for the world’s largest democratic exercise with the commencement of voting for the 18th Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies in four states, marking the start of the General Elections 2024.

  1. The first phase of polling, scheduled for April 19, 2024, will cover 102 Parliamentary Constituencies and 92 Assembly Constituencies across 21 States/UTs, with over 18 lakh polling officials deployed across 1.87 lakh polling stations.
  2. In first phase approximately 16.63 crore voters, including first-time voters and young voters aged between 20-29 years, are expected to participate in this election, with a total of 1625 candidates contesting, including 134 females.
  3. The Election Commission has deployed various resources such as helicopters, special trains, and vehicles to facilitate smooth polling and ensure security across the country.
  4. The remaining six phases of polling will continue until June 1, with the counting of votes scheduled for June 4, shaping the future of India as it celebrates the spirit of democracy.

Q: What is the primary focus of the General Elections 2024 in India?

a) Electing the President
b) Voting for the Lok Sabha members
c) Selecting state governors
d) Choosing municipal representatives

Ans : b) Voting for the Lok Sabha members

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