Dhan Sabha Chunav Date Announced: Election Dates Revealed for 5 States
In a significant development, the Election Commission of India recently announced the dates for the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections in five states. This announcement was made during a press conference held by the Election Commission. The states where these crucial elections are set to take place are Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Mizoram. Rajiv Kumar, the Chief Election Commissioner, disclosed that a total of 679 assembly seats will be contested across these five states.
The Scale of the Elections
To comprehend the scale of these elections, let’s delve into the numbers. In Madhya Pradesh, there are approximately 5.6 crore eligible voters, making it one of the largest electorates in the country. Rajasthan follows closely with 5.25 crore registered voters. Chhattisgarh has 2.03 crore voters, while Mizoram, the smallest of the five states, has 8.25 lakh voters. Remarkably, in these states, there are around 60.2 lakh first-time voters who will exercise their democratic right.
Rajiv Kumar further emphasized the importance of women participation in these elections. He stated that there are a staggering 7.8 crore female voters in the five states. Additionally, 23.6 lakh new female voters are expected to cast their votes in this election cycle. The Election Commission has gone the extra mile to ensure that all polling centers are well-equipped and accessible. This includes provisions for senior citizens to vote from the comfort of their homes. In fact, there are 24.7 lakh voters above the age of 80 in these states.
Ensuring Fairness and Transparency
To ensure the fairness and transparency of the elections, the Election Commission has put several measures in place. Government employees have been instructed to work under the Commission’s directives. The C-VIGIL app has been introduced to allow citizens to report any irregularities or misconduct during the elections. Any complaint received through the app will be addressed within 100 minutes.
Logistics and Infrastructure
Logistics and infrastructure are critical aspects of any election. In preparation for the polls, 1,77,000 polling stations will be set up, ensuring that every voter has easy access to cast their vote within a 2-kilometer radius. Furthermore, a ban on government announcements during the election period has been enforced, guaranteeing a level playing field for all political parties. The election campaign will also come to a halt two days before the voting begins.
The announcement of the election dates for these five states has set the stage for a significant democratic exercise in India. With a massive number of voters and a focus on women’s participation, these elections are poised to shape the political landscape in the respective states. The Election Commission’s commitment to fairness and transparency ensures that every vote counts, and the use of technology like the C-VIGIL app empowers citizens to actively participate in maintaining the integrity of the electoral process.
Get ready, because the political landscape in these states is about to change. Make sure you exercise your right to vote and be a part of this democratic process!