Uttrakhand: General elections to held on all five LS seats in first phase; where 83 lakh 37 thousand 914 voters of state to decide fate of 55 candidates

In Uttarakhand, general elections will be held on all five Lok Sabha seats in the first phase, where 83 lakh 37 thousand 914 voters of the state will decide the fate of 55 candidates. Our correspondent reports that the Garhwal Lok Sabha seat has emerged as the focal point of attention, with 13 candidates vying for victory. The stage is set for a fierce electoral battle as contenders vie for the trust and support of the electorate.

 

Akashvani reports that in the Garhwal parliamentary constituency, a heated electoral battle ensues as 13 candidates compete for victory. Prominent contenders include Anil Baluni of BJP, Ganesh Godiyal representing Congress, Dhir Singh from BSP, and Ashutosh Negi of Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, among others. Adding to the competition, three independent candidates throw their hats into the ring. With 14 assembly constituencies in play, a sizable electorate of 13 lakh 69 thousand 388 voters holds the key to determining the outcome.
Notably, 3 lakh 3 thousand 80 first-time voters are set to cast their inaugural ballots in the Garhwal Lok Sabha elections. To streamline the voting process, authorities have established 2,357 polling stations across the constituency. The Bharatiya Janata Party clinched victory in the 2019 general elections, with Tirath Singh Rawat triumphing over Congress’s Manish Khanduri by an impressive margin of  3 lakh 2 thousand 669 votes.

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