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The second phase of the polls today, the fate of 47 candidates will be determined under tight security

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Puber’s Pen, WebDesk: Polling for the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections is today. Voting takes place in three centers of the state as well as throughout the country. Wednesday was the last day of campaigning for these three centres. Candidates of Raiganj, Balurghat and Darjeeling centers campaigned vigorously till 5 PM on this day. The ‘quiet period’ starts at these three centers from 5 o’clock onwards. The total number of booths in the three Lok Sabha constituencies is 5,298. Among them, the number of sensitive booths is 1,134.

The fate of a total of 47 candidates in three constituencies will be decided today in the second phase of voting in the country. Among them 14 candidates are in Darjeeling. . There are 20 candidates in Raiganj. The total number of candidates in the Bloorghat center is 13. In the second phase, the ballot will be held in a total of 88 constituencies in 12 states. During the immediate announcement of the elections, polls were published in 89 constituencies in the second phase. But due to the sudden death of BSP candidate Ashok Valvi from Betul Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh, the election was postponed. So there are polls in 88 constituencies in the second phase.

Needless to say, in the second phase, the polls will be held in three centers in Chhattisgarh. On the other hand, Manipur has all 20 seats in Kerala, 14 in Karnataka, 13 in Rajasthan, 8 each in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, 6 each in Madhya Pradesh, 5 each in Assam and Bihar, 3 each in West Bengal and Chhattisgarh and 1 each One in Tripura and the Jammu and Kashmir seat there are a number of heavyweights in the second phase of the electoral battle. One of them is former Congress President Rahul Gandhi. This time he is contesting from Vanara Lok Sabha seat in Kerala. He hopes to win there for the second time

BJP has fielded state president K Surendran as its opponent. Besides, Annie Raja is contesting for the remaining seat in this seat Rahul Gandhi moved to Wayanad in 2019 after losing to Union Minister Smriti Irani Vathai, Uttar Pradesh by a margin of 55,120 votes. There, CPI’s PP got 706,367 votes against Sunir. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was also present.

This time he is again contesting from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat in Kerala. This time his opponents are the BJP candidate, Rajiv Chandrasekhar, and the leftist Panyan Rabindran. Lok Sabha Speaker Um Birla is once again BJP’s candidate from Rajasthan’s Kota seat. Congress has fielded Prahlad Gunjal against him. Samajwadi Party’s Mahendra Singh Nagar and BSP’s Rajendra Singh Solanki are pitted against BJP’s Mahesh Sharma in Gautam seat Buddha Nagar Lok Sabha of Uttar Pradesh Famous actress and politician Hema Malini is contesting from Mathura constituency in Uttar Pradesh.This time he is against Congress candidate and state president of Uttar Pradesh unit Mukesh Dhangar.

Arun Govil, who played the role of Rama in the TV serial Ramain, has now become a candidate from the Meerut Lok Sabha constituency. Govil is pitted against BSP’s Debabrata Kumar Tyagi and SP’s Sunita Verma. In 2019, BJP’s Rajendra Aggarwal won this seat against BSP’s Haji Muhammad Yakub by more than 5.86 lakh votes. Dingleswar Swamy is contesting from the Dharwad Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka against Union Minister Prahald Joshi. On the other hand, Navneet Rana is a candidate from Amravati Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra. The coalition pitted Wankada against him.

It may be noted that in the Lok Sabha polls 2019, the BJP won 52 of these 88 Lok Sabha seats. Congress in only 18. Apart from this, JDU and Undivided Shiv Sena won four each, IUML two, BSP, CPM, RSP, Kerala Congress, JDS candidates won one center each. Among the 52 seats held by the BJP, three seats in Bengal are Darjeeling, Reagan and Balurghat. The Congress won 19 of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala last time. CPM only got one.

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