Nomination Deadline for India’s Second Phase Elections Arrives Amidst Intense Political Activity

Nomination Deadline for Second Phase Elections

New Delhi: As the political fervor intensifies, today marks a significant deadline in India’s election calendar. April 4th stands as the final day for political aspirants to submit their nomination papers for the upcoming second phase of elections. The scrutiny of these nominations is set to commence on April 5th across various states and union territories, with Jammu and Kashmir following suit on April 6th. The electoral process will culminate with the voting scheduled for April 26th.

The second phase of elections casts a wide net, encompassing a diverse range of regions including Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and a single constituency in Outer Manipur.

Uttar Pradesh, known for its pivotal role in Indian politics due to its maximum of 80 Lok Sabha seats, has witnessed the Election Commission’s meticulous preparations for a seamless electoral process. The state will experience a seven-phased election, with the final count of votes to be announced on June 4th. To date, 81 candidates have stepped forward, with a notable 47 nominations filed just yesterday.

In a move that has captured the public’s attention, Hema Malini, the incumbent MP and BJP’s chosen candidate, is set to file her nomination for Mathura’s Lok Sabha seat for the third consecutive term. In a show of support, Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is slated to visit Mathura to submit his nomination and rally the electorate with a speech.

Nomination Deadline for Second Phase Elections

This election’s second phase will see eight constituencies—Amroha, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, and Mathura—go to the polls on April 26th, setting the stage for a closely watched political showdown.