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In a significant moment of unity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is set to assume the role of Leader of the Opposition, shook hands today in the Parliament as they together welcomed the newly re-elected Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla. This gesture marked a fresh chapter in the 18th Lok Sabha.

The Election of Om Birla

The election results were declared by Pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab after the Opposition, which had put forward Congress MP K Suresh as its candidate, chose not to push for a vote on the motion. This led to a smooth re-election for Om Birla, who will now serve as the Lok Sabha Speaker for a second term.

Following the announcement, Prime Minister Modi, accompanied by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju and Rahul Gandhi, approached Om Birla’s seat in the front row of the treasury benches to escort him to the Speaker’s chair.

Congratulatory Messages

In his congratulatory message, Prime Minister Modi expressed his confidence in Birla’s leadership, saying, “It is a matter of honour that you have been elected to this chair for the second time. I congratulate you on behalf of the entire House and look forward to your guidance for the next five years. Your sweet smile keeps the entire House happy.”

Rahul Gandhi, representing the Opposition and the INDIA alliance, also extended his congratulations, emphasizing the importance of the Speaker’s role in parliamentary democracy. “You are the final arbiter of people’s voice. The government may have political power, but the Opposition also represents the voice of the people. The Opposition would like to assist you in your work, and I am confident you will allow us to speak in the House,” Gandhi said.

The Role of the Leader of the Opposition

The role of the Leader of the Opposition in India dates back to 1969 when Ram Suhag Singh first held the post. Since then, it has evolved to become a cornerstone of parliamentary democracy. The Leader of the Opposition plays a key part in the appointment of key officials such as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), and members of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), and the Lokayukta. This role ensures a check and balance within the government, holding it accountable to the public.

A New Chapter in Parliamentary Democracy

As the 18th Lok Sabha begins its journey, the collaborative spirit shown by Prime Minister Modi and Rahul Gandhi in welcoming Speaker Om Birla signifies a hopeful start. Their handshake and mutual respect underscore the potential for constructive dialogue and cooperation, crucial for addressing the nation’s challenges and advancing its democratic processes. The coming years will test this unity and the effectiveness of the new leadership roles, shaping the future of India’s parliamentary democracy.

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – A voter turnout of 12.89% was recorded by 9 AM in Uttar Pradesh as polling commenced for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, covering 14 constituencies. The voting process, which began at 7 AM, will continue until 6 PM.

Constituency Turnouts

The Election Commission reported varying voter turnouts across the constituencies by 9 AM:

  • Amethi: 13.45%
  • Banda: 14.57%
  • Barabanki: 12.73%
  • Faizabad: 14%
  • Fatehpur: 14.28%
  • Gonda: 9.55%
  • Hamirpur: 13.61%
  • Jalaun: 12.80%
  • Kaisarganj: 13.04%
  • Kaushambi: 10.49%
  • Lucknow: 10.39%
  • Mohanlalganj: 13.86%
  • Rae Bareli: 13.60%

In the Lucknow East assembly bypoll, the voter turnout stood at 10.88% by 9 AM.

High-Profile Contenders

Among the notable candidates in this phase are Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishor, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, and Minister of State for MSME Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is contesting from Rae Bareli, a constituency previously represented by his mother and former party president Sonia Gandhi.

Voter Demographics and Candidates

Over 2.71 crore voters are eligible to participate in this phase, with 144 candidates contesting across the 14 constituencies. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded 11 of its sitting MPs, with new candidates in Barabanki and Kaisarganj.

From the INDIA bloc, the Congress has nominated K L Sharma in Amethi, Tanuj Punia in Barabanki, and Pradeep Jain ‘Aditya’ in Jhansi. The Samajwadi Party (SP) candidates are contesting in the remaining seats.

Key Contests

  • Lucknow: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is aiming for a fourth term, facing SP’s Ravidas Mehrotra.
  • Amethi: Union Minister Smriti Irani is contesting against Congress’s K L Sharma.
  • Kaisarganj: BJP’s Karan Bhushan Singh is up against SP’s Bhagat Ram.
  • Faizabad: BJP’s Lallu Singh, seeking a third term, is pitted against SP’s Awadhesh Prasad.
  • Hamirpur: BJP’s Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel is contesting for a third term against SP’s Ajendra Singh Lodhi.
  • Gonda: BJP’s Kirti Vardhan Singh is eyeing a fifth term, facing SP’s Shreya Verma.
  • Banda: R K Singh Patel (BJP) is seeking a third term against Krishna Devi Shivshankar Patel (SP).
  • Kaushambi: BJP’s Vinod Kumar Sonkar is aiming for a hat-trick of wins against SP’s Pushpendra Saroj.
  • Jalaun: Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma (BJP) is contesting for a sixth term against SP’s Narayan Das Ahirwar.

Polling Context

The fifth phase of polling is crucial as it encompasses several key constituencies with high-profile candidates. The results from these regions will be pivotal in determining the overall outcome of the Lok Sabha elections. With a significant voter turnout in the early hours, the enthusiasm among the electorate is evident.


As polling continues throughout the day, the focus remains on ensuring a smooth and fair voting process. The stakes are high for all parties involved, with prominent leaders and new contenders vying for the electorate’s support. The outcomes of these contests will shape the political landscape of Uttar Pradesh and, by extension, the nation.

Stay tuned for further updates as the day progresses and more detailed turnout figures and polling outcomes become available.

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As the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 progress, the nation gears up for the third phase of polling scheduled for Tuesday, May 7. Across 11 states and union territories, 93 Lok Sabha constituencies are poised for electoral action, with a total of 1,351 candidates vying for victory, as announced by the Elections Commission of India.

While the original count was slated at 94 constituencies across 12 states and Union Territories, the BJP has already secured the Surat seat in Gujarat uncontested. Additionally, the voting for the Anantnag-Rajouri seat in Jammu and Kashmir has been postponed to May 25. Conversely, Betul in Madhya Pradesh, initially planned for the second phase on April 26, will now witness polling during the third phase on May 7.

Among the highlights of the third phase are the full spectrum of Gujarat’s 25 Lok Sabha seats, alongside crucial constituencies in other states:

  • Assam: Voting in 4 out of 14 seats, including Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Barpeta, and Guwahati.
  • Bihar: 5 seats out of 40, encompassing Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Araria, Madhepura, and Khagaria.
  • Chhattisgarh: 7 out of 11 seats, spanning Surguja, Janjgir-Champa, Korba, Bilaspur, Durg, Raipur, and Raigarh.
  • Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu: All 2 seats.
  • Goa: Both seats, including North Goa and South Goa.
  • Karnataka: 14 out of 28 seats, covering constituencies such as Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, and Shimoga.
  • Madhya Pradesh: 9 out of 29 seats, including Morena, Gwalior, Bhopal, and Betul.
  • Maharashtra: 11 out of 48 seats, featuring Solapur, Raigad, Baramati, Latur, Satara, and Kolhapur.
  • Uttar Pradesh: 10 out of 80 seats, encompassing regions like Agra, Firozabad, Mainpuri, and Bareilly.
  • West Bengal: 4 out of 42 seats, including Maldaha Uttar, Maldaha Dakshin, Jangipur, and Murshidabad.

With each phase marking a significant step towards the culmination of the electoral process, voters are urged to exercise their democratic right responsibly. The Lok Sabha Elections 2024, spanning seven phases, are set to declare results on June 4, shaping the future trajectory of the nation’s governance.

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In a bold prediction that reverberates across India’s political landscape, esteemed economist and political analyst Surjit Bhalla foresees a resounding victory for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the ongoing 2024 Lok Sabha election. Bhalla, renowned for his insightful analysis, anticipates that the BJP could clinch an impressive tally of 330 to 350 seats, surpassing its remarkable performance in the 2019 polls.

In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Bhalla, whose latest book ‘How We Vote’ delves into the intricacies of voter behavior, outlined his projections for the current general elections. He emphasized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enduring popularity and asserted that the BJP’s potential triumph would be a testament to its widespread appeal among the electorate.

“Basing my analysis on statistical probability, I anticipate the BJP securing 330 to 350 seats independently, excluding its alliance partners,” remarked Bhalla during the interview. He further underscored that the BJP is poised to witness a notable surge in seat acquisition, with a projected increase of five to seven percent compared to its 2019 electoral performance.

While acknowledging the possibility of a “wave election,” Bhalla cautioned against presumptions and highlighted the dynamic nature of electoral outcomes.

Opposition’s Prospects and BJP’s Southern Ascent

In contrast to the BJP’s anticipated electoral triumph, Bhalla offered a sobering assessment of the opposition’s prospects. He suggested that the Congress, the primary opposition party, may secure approximately 44 seats, reflecting a marginal decline from its performance in the 2014 elections. Bhalla attributed this prognosis to perceived leadership deficits within the opposition ranks and emphasized the pivotal role of economic factors in shaping voter preferences.

Remarkably, Bhalla also forecasted significant gains for the BJP in traditionally challenging regions like Tamil Nadu and Kerala. He suggested that the BJP could secure five or more seats in Tamil Nadu, signaling a potential breakthrough in a state where the party has historically faced hurdles.

Prime Minister Modi’s Optimism and Vision

Bhalla’s insights coincide with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s optimistic outlook on the BJP’s electoral prospects, particularly in southern states. Modi expressed confidence in the BJP’s expanding footprint in regions like Telangana and underscored the party’s commitment to bolstering its presence across diverse constituencies.

As the Lok Sabha election unfolds, the clash of political ideologies and visions intensifies, with the BJP aiming to consolidate its mandate and the opposition striving to reclaim lost ground. Against this backdrop, Bhalla’s projections offer valuable insights into the evolving dynamics of Indian politics and the trajectory of the ongoing electoral contest.

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India witnessed a significant voter turnout of around 60.03% as millions of citizens cast their votes in the first phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. The election, spanning 102 seats across 21 states and Union Territories, kicked off amid reports of sporadic violence in Manipur and West Bengal.

Sporadic Violence Mars Polling Process

In the state of Bengal, clashes erupted between workers of the Trinamool Congress and the BJP in Cooch Behar. Additionally, reports of gunfire surfaced from a polling station in Manipur, while a polling station was vandalized in Imphal. These incidents raised concerns about the smooth conduct of the electoral process.

Efforts to Ensure Smooth Conduct

The Election Commission, responsible for overseeing the seven-phase election spread over 43 days, assured citizens of its commitment to ensuring a transparent and inclusive electoral process. Despite the sporadic incidents of violence, the Commission remains determined to facilitate a smooth voting experience in the subsequent phases.

High Turnout in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh

Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, which also held assembly elections alongside the Lok Sabha polls, reported turnout percentages of 68% and 68.3%, respectively. However, these figures marked a decline compared to the 2019 elections, signaling a potential shift in voter sentiment.

Variation in Voter Turnout Across States

Tamil Nadu, conducting a single-day election, witnessed a turnout of 62.3%, down from 72.4% in the previous election. Similarly, Rajasthan reported a turnout of 50.9%, lower than the 64% recorded previously. In contrast, Uttar Pradesh recorded 57.6% voting, while Madhya Pradesh saw 63.3% turnout.

Political Dynamics and Projections

In Bengal, where the BJP aims to narrow the gap with the Trinamool Congress, a high voter turnout of 77.57% was reported. The BJP-dominated northeastern states also saw substantial turnout, with Assam recording 71.3%, Meghalaya 70.2%, Manipur 68.6%, Arunachal Pradesh 65.4%, and Tripura an impressive 79.9%.

Expectations and Projections

The BJP, confident in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity, aims for a strong performance, especially in the southern states and Bengal. Conversely, the Congress projects optimism about its performance in northern states, including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, emphasizing its potential for a comeback.

Counting of Votes and Future Outlook

The counting of votes is scheduled for June 4, where the fate of political parties and candidates will be revealed. With the elections set to unfold over multiple phases, the political landscape of India is poised for significant shifts, reflecting the diverse aspirations of its electorate.

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Prominent Participation: Chief Ministers and MPs Cast Ballots Early
In the inaugural phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, prominent political figures, including Chief Ministers and sitting Members of Parliament, demonstrated active participation by casting their ballots early.

Notable Figures: CM Conrad K. Sangma, Sitting Tura MP Agatha K. Sangma, and Others Lead the Way
Among the early voters were figures such as Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, Sitting Tura MP Agatha K. Sangma, and Congress candidate Gaurav Gogoi, symbolizing the importance of voter engagement in shaping the democratic process.

Key Contests: Union Ministers and Political Heavyweights in the Fray
The electoral battleground witnessed the participation of several key faces, including eight Union Ministers like Nitin Gadkari, Kiren Rijiju, and Sarbanada Sonowal, highlighting the significance of the first phase in shaping national politics.

Regional Dynamics: Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Play Crucial Role
Tamil Nadu and Puducherry collectively contributed the largest number of seats in the first phase, with the Dravidian giants DMK and AIADMK remaining formidable contenders amidst BJP’s aspirations in the state.

Simultaneous Polls: Assembly Elections in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim
The parliamentary polls unfolded alongside Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, adding another layer of electoral dynamism to the proceedings and shaping regional politics.

Caste Dynamics: Caste Politics Come to Fore in Western Uttar Pradesh and Muzaffarnagar
In regions like western Uttar Pradesh and Muzaffarnagar, caste dynamics took center stage as communities mobilized around identity and representation, shaping the electoral discourse.

High Turnout: Brisk Polling in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur-Doda Seat
Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat witnessed brisk polling, with voters turning out early to participate in the democratic process amidst a complex socio-political landscape.

Leadership Example: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and CM Conrad Sangma Lead by Example
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma were among the notable personalities who cast their votes early, emphasizing the importance of civic duty and responsible participation in the electoral process.

Overall Impact: Phase One Marks Beginning of Crucial Chapter in India’s Democratic Journey
The commencement of phase one of the Lok Sabha Elections marked the initiation of a significant chapter in India’s democratic journey, laying the groundwork for further political developments and electoral engagements in the days to come.

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The eagerly anticipated Lok Sabha Elections 2024 are gearing up for an eventful kickstart with the first phase of polling scheduled to commence on Friday, April 19. Covering a vast expanse of 102 parliamentary constituencies across 21 states, this initial phase sets the tone for the electoral journey ahead.

High Stakes: As per the Elections Commission’s meticulously crafted schedule, the nation braces itself for a pivotal exercise in democracy spanning seven phases. The outcome, slated for declaration on June 4, holds the decisive key to India’s future leadership, determining the next Prime Minister of the nation.

Diverse Landscape: From the serene landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh to the vibrant heartlands of Tamil Nadu, the first phase of voting encapsulates the diverse fabric of India’s political spectrum. With constituencies spread across the length and breadth of the country, the electoral process promises to engage citizens from every corner.

Key Highlights: Here’s a snapshot of the constituencies in focus for the inaugural phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024:

  • Arunachal Pradesh: All 2 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Assam: 5 out of 14 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Bihar: 4 out of 40 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Chhattisgarh: 1 out of 11 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Madhya Pradesh: 6 out of 29 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Maharashtra: 5 out of 48 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Manipur: All 2 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Meghalaya: All 2 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Mizoram: 1 Lok Sabha constituency.
  • Nagaland: 1 Lok Sabha constituency.
  • Rajasthan: 12 out of 25 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Sikkim: 1 Lok Sabha constituency.
  • Tamil Nadu: All 39 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Tripura: 1 out of 2 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Uttar Pradesh: 8 out of 80 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Uttarakhand: All 5 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • West Bengal: 3 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies.
  • Andaman And Nicobar: 1 Lok Sabha constituency.
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 1 out of 5 Lok Sabha constituency.
  • Lakshadweep: 1 Lok Sabha constituency.
  • Puducherry: 1 Lok Sabha constituency.

Significance: With the destiny of the nation hanging in the balance, the electorate prepares to exercise their democratic right, casting their votes to shape the course of India’s future. As the electoral saga unfolds, citizens await with bated breath to witness the dawn of a new era in Indian politics.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has launched its election manifesto, Sankalp Patra, for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha polls, highlighting key initiatives focusing on the empowerment of women, youth, farmers, and the underprivileged. Led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the manifesto pledges to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) among other significant reforms.

PM Modi’s Vision for Viksit Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed gratitude to the manifesto committee for their meticulous efforts in crafting the comprehensive Sankalp Patra. Emphasizing the BJP’s track record of fulfilling manifesto promises, PM Modi highlighted the document’s focus on empowering youth, women, the impoverished, and farmers. He underscored the party’s commitment to enhancing quality of life, job creation, and investment-driven growth.

PM Modi assured the continuation of the free ration scheme for the next five years, prioritizing nutritious and affordable food for the underprivileged. Furthermore, he announced initiatives such as the expansion of the Mudra Yojana loan ceiling and the PM Swanidhi Yojana, catering to small businesses in tier two and tier three cities.

Empowering Women and the Marginalized

In alignment with the BJP’s agenda, PM Modi pledged to strengthen women’s participation in the workforce and self-help groups (SHGs). The manifesto outlines plans to train women from SHGs in various sectors and aims to create three crore “Lakhpati Didis.” Additionally, provisions for the elderly, disabled, and transgender community were highlighted, including priority access to healthcare and housing schemes.

Key Focus Areas in BJP’s Manifesto

The Sankalp Patra encompasses a broad spectrum of initiatives, including the implementation of the UCC, streamlining electoral processes with One Nation One Poll, and bolstering India’s economy to become the world’s third-largest. Other notable commitments include infrastructure development, healthcare reforms, and advancing India’s position in the global arena, such as securing a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council.

JP Nadda’s Remarks

BJP President JP Nadda reiterated the party’s commitment to its ideological foundation, emphasizing continuity in delivering on promises made to the electorate. He lauded PM Modi’s inclusive vision encapsulated in “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas,” underscoring the party’s unwavering dedication to fulfilling its guarantees.

The launch of the Sankalp Patra sets the stage for BJP’s electoral campaign, showcasing a comprehensive roadmap for the nation’s development and prosperity under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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In a scathing editorial, the Financial Times has raised concerns about the state of democracy in India, highlighting a widening gap between pro-democratic rhetoric and ground realities. The British daily’s editorial board noted that despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s characterization of India as the “Mother of Democracy,” recent events suggest a troubling erosion of democratic principles.

Growing Concerns:
The editorial underscores a trend of escalating suppression of free expression and opposition voices under the rule of Prime Minister Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), particularly since its resounding victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Citing recent incidents such as the arrest of opposition leaders, including Arvind Kejriwal, by the Enforcement Directorate and allegations of bank account freezing by the Congress party, the Financial Times highlights a pattern of government critics facing harassment through tax or legal authorities.

Opposition Allegations:
Opposition parties have accused the Modi-led government of misusing investigation agencies to target political rivals, labeling the BJP as a “washing machine” where opposition politicians accused of corruption find refuge after joining the ruling party. The Financial Times references an Indian Express report revealing that a significant number of opposition leaders accused of corruption since 2014 have evaded investigation after aligning with the BJP.

Loktantra Bachao Rally and Allegations of Match-Fixing:
The editorial also delves into the recent “Loktantra Bachao” Maharally held in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan, where key opposition leaders united to protest against perceived misuse of central agencies by the Modi government. Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi accused Modi of “match-fixing” in the run-up to the elections, alleging the BJP’s use of state agencies to suppress opponents.

International Concerns:
Expressing puzzlement over the ruling party’s perceived need to stifle opposition voices amid favorable opinion polls, the Financial Times emphasizes the importance of upholding democratic principles for India’s global reputation as a vibrant democracy. The editorial alludes to concerns raised by the United States following New Delhi’s summoning of the top US diplomat over Washington’s criticism of Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest, calling for robust defense of political freedoms by democratic nations.

Call for Preservation of Political Freedoms:
The Financial Times concludes by urging India to bridge the gap between democratic rhetoric and reality, emphasizing that preserving political freedoms is crucial for the country’s growth, prosperity, and global standing. It calls on democratic nations to stand firm in safeguarding democratic values, essential for India’s role as a leading member of the global community.

The editorial’s critique adds to the ongoing discourse surrounding India’s democratic health and underscores the need for a robust defense of democratic principles in the face of growing concerns about political freedoms and government accountability.

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The Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar announced on Saturday that voting for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 will take place in seven phases in the southern region, starting from April 19. The results of the elections will be declared on June 4, ahead of the June 16 deadline for forming a new government. The voting schedule for the southern states will be as follows: April 19 (1st phase), April 26 (2nd phase), May 7 (3rd phase), May 13 (4th phase), May 20 (5th phase), May 25 (6th phase), and June 1 (7th phase), with the aim to elect 543 members for the Lower House.

Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, and Karnataka will cast their ballots in these seven phases, contributing to the electoral process that will determine the composition of the new government. According to Election Commission data, Karnataka will go to polls on April 26 and May 7, while Tamil Nadu will vote on April 19, Telangana on May 14, and Kerala on April 26.

The upcoming Lok Sabha Elections hold significant importance for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, especially in the southern states. While the BJP has secured victories in several northern states in the past, its influence in the southern belt needs enhancement. PM Modi has actively campaigned in South India, addressing public gatherings and launching developmental initiatives to garner support for his party.

However, politics in South India is primarily dominated by regional parties rather than national ones like the Congress, BJP, and CPI(M). These national parties have sought to form alliances with regional players to strengthen their presence in the region. In Tamil Nadu, for instance, the BJP has formed an alliance with the Tamil Maanila Congress, while the ruling DMK has partnered with the Congress and Makkal Needhi Maiam.

Similarly, alliances have been forged in other states like Telangana, Kerala, and Karnataka, where various parties are vying for electoral success. The political landscape in these states has witnessed dynamic shifts over the years, with parties like the BJP, Congress, and regional outfits competing for power.

A recent opinion poll conducted by News18 suggests that the NDA government is likely to make significant gains in the southern states, including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala. While the BJP is expected to perform well in Telangana, the DMK-Congress alliance is projected to secure victories in Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka, the NDA is anticipated to replicate its performance from 2019, securing a substantial number of seats.

Overall, the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 in the southern region are poised to be closely contested, with various political parties vying for electoral dominance and the opportunity to shape the future of the country.

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