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"People Here Voting For PM Modi," Says Jitin Prasada As He Casts Vote In UP's Shahjahanpur

10:01 AM May 13, 2024 IST | 8PM News Desk
 people here voting for pm modi   says jitin prasada as he casts vote in up s shahjahanpur
"People here voting for PM Modi," says Jitin Prasada as he casts vote in UP's Shahjahanpur

Shahjahanpur: Uttar Pradesh Minister Jitin Prasada cast his vote at a polling booth in Shahjahanpur.

After casting his vote, Uttar Pradesh Minister Jitin Prasada said, "People of Shahjahanpur are coming out and voting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi"

"I am very confident that the turnout will improve and go further. And you will see tremendous support in the favour of BJP...." he added further.

Jitin Prasada is an MLC in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council and a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government. He had switched sides from the Congress earlier. Jitin Prasada had been a minister in the UPA government. This time he has contested the Lok Sabha election from Pilibhit where he was given the ticket ahead of sitting MP Varun Gandhi.

Notably, the INDIA Alliance has fielded SP's Jyotsna Gond from Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur. She faces BJP's sitting MP & candidate Arun Kumar Sagar & BSP's Dod Ram Verma.

Voting for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 96 Parliamentary Constituencies across nine states and one Union Territory got underway on Monday at 7:00 am.
Polling for all 175 seats of the State Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh and 28 seats of the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha also started simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.

Of the 96 Lok Sabha seats, 25 are from Andhra Pradesh, 17 from Telangana, 13 from Uttar Pradesh, 11 from Maharashtra, eight each from Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, five from Bihar, four each from Jharkhand and Odisha, and one from Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the poll body, a total of 4,264 nominations were filed for 96 parliamentary constituencies across.

Of the 96 Lok Sabha seats, 25 are from Andhra Pradesh, 17 from Telangana, 13 from Uttar Pradesh, 11 from Maharashtra, eight each from Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, five from Bihar, four each from Jharkhand and Odisha and one from Jammu and Kashmir.

The fourth phase is witnessing key contests in various constituencies. Leaders such as AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TMC leader Mahua Moitra, BJP leader Giriraj Singh, JDU's Rajiv Ranjan Singh (Lalan Singh), TMC leaders Shatrughan Sinha and Yusuf Pathan.BJP leaders Arjun Munda and Madhavi Latha, and Andhra Pradesh Congress Chief YS Sharmila are also looking for electoral success.

So far, till phase 3 of the Lok Sabha polls, polling has concluded smoothly and peacefully in 283 Lok Sabha seats.

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