Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 2: Key Constituencies and Candidates Across India

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 2: Key constituencies and candidates:-

The Lok Sabha Elections for 2024 are being held in several phases, and the second phase is scheduled for April 26, 2024. This phase includes voting in 13 states for 89 seats. Major states participating in this round of elections include Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and West Bengal. In this phase, the focus will be on various key constituencies and important candidates.

The second phase of the Lok Sabha Elections will be a key moment in shaping India’s political landscape, and voters across these states will play a crucial role in determining the country’s future.

 

 

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 2: Key constituencies and candidates:-

 

Assam:-

In the second phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024, five key constituencies in Assam are up for grabs: Karimganj, Silchar, Mangaldoi, Nawgong, and Kaliabor. These constituencies present a strong contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, and other regional parties like AITC and AIUDF. In Karimganj, the BJP’s Kripanath Mallah competes against Congress’s Rashid Ahmed Choudhary and AIUDF’s Sahabul Islam Choudhary. In Silchar, Parimal Suklabaidya from BJP faces Congress’s Surjya Kant Sarkar and AITC’s Radheshyam Biswas. Meanwhile, in Nawgong, BJP’s Suresh Bora goes up against Congress’s Pradyut Bordoloi and AIUDF’s Aminul Islam. The outcomes in these constituencies could significantly impact the political landscape of Assam.

 Assam   BJP   Congress  AITC/AIUDF
Karimganj Kripanath Mallah Rashid Ahmed Choudhary Sahabul Islam Choudhary (AIUDF)
Silchar Parimal Suklabaidya Surjya Kant Sarkar Radheshyam Biswas (AITC)
Nawgong Suresh Bora Pradyut Bordoloi Aminul Islam (AIUDF)

 

 

Bihar:-

In Bihar, the state will witness Lok Sabha elections in key constituencies such as Kishanganj, Purnia, Bhagalpur, and Katihar. These elections involve a significant political battle between the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Indian National Development Inclusive Alliance (INDIA). In Kishanganj, NDA’s Mujahid Alam will face INDIA’s Mohammad Javed. In Purnia, a complex contest arises with Santosh Kumar Kushwaha representing the NDA and Beema Bharti for INDIA, while Congress leader Pappu Yadav also contests independently. Bhagalpur will see Ajay Kumar Mandal from NDA competing against Ajeet Sharma from INDIA. In Katihar, Dulal Chandra Goswami from NDA goes up against INDIA’s Tariq Anwar. These contests will be decisive in shaping the political landscape of Bihar.

 Bihar – Key Constituencies   NDA   INDIA 
Kishanganj Mujahid Alam Mohammad Javed
Purnia Santosh Kumar Kushwaha Beema Bharti
Bhagalpur Ajay Kumar Mandal Ajeet Sharma
Katihar Dulal Chandra Goswami Tariq Anwar

 

 

Chattishgarh:-

In Chhattisgarh, voting for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 will take place on April 26 for key constituencies, including Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund, and Kanker. The spotlight is on Rajnandgaon, where former chief minister and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel is contesting against Santosh Pandey from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP has held the Rajnandgaon seat since 2009, making this a critical battle to watch. The competition between the two prominent leaders in Rajnandgaon is expected to be intense and could significantly impact the political dynamics in Chhattisgarh.

Chattisgarh  BJP  Congress
Rajnandgaon Santosh Pandey Bhupesh Baghel

 

 

Karnataka:-

Karnataka’s second phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 26 features a closely watched contest in 14 constituencies. High-profile battles are expected in Bangalore Rural, Bangalore North, Bangalore Central, Bangalore South, Hassan, Mandya, and Mysore. Prominent figures in the race include BJP’s Tejasvi Surya, former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, DK Shivakumar’s brother DK Suresh, and royal scion Yaduveer Wadiyar. DK Suresh is the second richest candidate in phase two, while the Congress candidate from Mandya has assets of over Rs 600 crores, making them the richest candidate. These elections will be pivotal in determining Karnataka’s political dynamics.

Karnataka   NDA  Congress
Bangalore Rural C. N. Manjunath DK Suresh
Bangalore North Shobha Karandlaje Rajeev Gowda
Bangalore Central PC Mohan Mansoor Ali Khan
Bangalore South Tejasvi Surya Soumya Reddy
Hassan Prajwal Revanna Shreyash Patel Gowda
Mandya HD Kumaraswamy Venkataramane Gowda
Mysore Yaduveer Wadiyar  M Lakshman

 

 

Kerala:-

Kerala’s all 20 Lok Sabha seats will go to the polls on April 26 as part of Phase 2 of the elections. Wayanad is a key constituency to watch, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi competing against CPI’s Annie Raja and BJP’s state president K Surendran. In Thrissur, actor-turned-politician Suresh Gopi faces off with Congress’s K Muraleedharan and CPI(M)’s VS Sunil Kumar. Thiruvananthapuram sees a contest between Congress’s Shashi Tharoor, CPI’s Pannyan Raveendran, and BJP’s Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Additionally, Attingal and Pathanamthitta constituencies are also poised for competitive battles. These elections will play a crucial role in determining the state’s political landscape.

 Kerala Congress  Left   BJP
Wayanad Rahul Gandhi  Annie Raja K Surendran
Thrissur K Muraleedharan VS Sunil Kumar Suresh Gopi
Attingal Adoor Prakash V Joy V Muraleedharan
Pathanamthitta Anto Antony Thomas Issac Anil Antony
Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor Pannyan Raveendran Rajeev Chandrasekhar

 

 

West Bengal:-

On April 26, voting will take place in West Bengal’s three Lok Sabha constituencies: Darjeeling, Balurghat, and Raiganj. These seats are anticipated to host intense electoral battles between BJP, Trinamool Congress (TMC), and other parties. In Balurghat, BJP’s state chief Sukanta Majumdar will contest against TMC’s Biplab Mitra and RSP’s Jaydeb Siddhanta. Darjeeling is set to witness a bipolar contest between BJP’s Raju Bista and TMC’s Gopal Lama, with Congress’s Munish Tamang also in the race. These elections will determine the future political landscape in the eastern part of West Bengal.

 West Bengal   BJP  TMC  Congress/RSP
Darjeeling Raju Bista Gopal Lama Munish Tamang (Cong)
Balurghat Sukanta Majumdar Biplab Mitra Jaydeb Siddhanta (RSP)

 

 

Rajasthan:-

Rajasthan will conduct polling on April 26 in the second phase for 12 Lok Sabha constituencies, including key seats such as Jodhpur, Kota, and Jalore. Notable figures contesting in these areas include Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat from Jodhpur and Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot from Jalore. In Kota, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is seeking re-election. The outcomes in these constituencies will play a significant role in shaping the political landscape of Rajasthan. Voters in these regions are expected to turn out in large numbers to cast their ballots and make their voices heard.

 Rajasthan – key constituencies   BJP   Congress 
Jodhpur Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Karan Singh Uchiyarda
Kota Om Birla Prahlad Gunjal
Jalore Lumbaram Choudhary Vaibhav Gehlot

 

 

 

Maharashtra:-

On April 26, Maharashtra will hold Lok Sabha elections in several constituencies, including Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal-Washim, Hingoli, Nanded, and Parbhani. The most watched contests will be in Amravati and Nanded. In Amravati, Navneet Rana, who has previously had conflicts with former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, is running as a BJP candidate. She will face off against INDIA’s Balwant Basawant Wankhede. In Nanded, formerly a Congress stronghold, the BJP is aiming to gain ground with Prataprao Chikhalikar as its candidate, while INDIA’s Vasantrao Chavan will represent the Congress party. These races are expected to be pivotal in shaping the state’s political landscape.

 Maharashtra   NDA   INDIA 
Amravati Navneet Rana Balwant Basawant Wankhede
Nanded Prataprao Chikhalikar Vasantrao Chavan

 

 

Uttar Pradesh:-

On April 26, the second phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh will take place for eight Lok Sabha seats, including Amroha, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Aligarh, Mathura, and Bulandshahr. High-profile candidates are contesting in these constituencies, adding significant interest to the race. In Meerut, actor Arun Govil, known for his role in the Ramayana, represents the BJP, while Sunita Verma of the Samajwadi Party stands against him. In Mathura, renowned actor Hema Malini is seeking re-election from the BJP, facing Mukesh Dhangar from Congress. In Ghaziabad, BJP’s Atul Garg faces off against Dolly Sharma.

Uttar Pradesh   BJP  INDIA 
Mathura Hema Malini Mukesh Dhangar (Congress)
Meerut Arun Govil  Sunita Verma (SP)
Ghaziabad Atul Garg Dolly Sharma

 

 

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