115 constituencies, spread over 14 States and Union Territories, will go to polls in this phase on the 23rd of next month.
Elections will be held in all 26 seats of Gujarat; all 20 in Kerala; 14 seats each in Karnataka and Maharashtra; ten in Uttar Pradesh; seven in Chhattisgarh; six in Odisha; five each in Bihar and West Bengal; four in Assam; two in Goa; and one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
In Bihar, the five Lok Sabha seats going to polls in this phase are Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Araria, Madhepura and Khagaria.
In Assam, the Lok Sabha seats going to polls are Guwahati, Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Dhubri. Over 74 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes. Social Welfare Minister and Bodoland People’s Front leader Pramila Rani Brahma, AIUDF Chief Badruddin Ajmal and BJP leader Queen Ojha are among the prominent candidates in this phase.
Along with the Lok Sabha polls, 42 seats of the Odisha Assembly will go to polls in this phase.
The last date for filing nominations is the 4th April. Scrutiny will take place the next day, with 8th being the last day for withdrawal of candidature.
Thursday is the last day for withdrawal of nominations for the first phase of elections on 11th April. Ninety-one constituencies, across 20 States and Union Territories, will go to polls in this phase.