Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 2: Voting date, full schedule, and number of seats

Gaurav Nihaliya
5 min readApr 24, 2024

The second phase of the Lok Sabha elections is scheduled for April 26. Check details regarding the phase 2 election here

The second phase of Lok Sabha elections is scheduled for April 26

The second phase of the Lok Sabha elections, scheduled for April 26, will witness voting in 89 constituencies spread across 13 states and union territories. Following the commencement of the electoral process on April 19, with 109 constituencies participating in the first phase, the second phase encompasses a total of 89 parliamentary constituencies. This phase marks a significant juncture in India’s democratic exercises, extending from April 19 to June 1, when the electoral process concludes.

It will cover 89 constituencies across 13 states
A total of 2,633 nominations were received for 88 constituencies

LOK SABHA ELECTION 2024 PHASE 2: DATE AND CONSTITUENCIES
The Election Commission received a total of 2,633 nominations for the 88 parliamentary constituencies spread across 13 states and union territories participating in the second phase. In a recent announcement, the Election Commission disclosed that 1,206 candidates from 12 states and union territories, along with 4 candidates from the Outer Manipur PC, will contest the elections in this phase.

The declaration of results is slated for June 4, setting the stage for the unveiling of the electorate’s mandat

In Assam, five seats are up for grabs in the second phase — Karimganj, Silchar, Mangaldoi, Nawgong, Kaliabor.

Assam BJP Congress AITC/AIUDF

Karimganj Kripanath Rashid Ahmed Choudhary Sahabul Islam Choudhary (AIUDF)
Silchar Parimal Suklabaidya Surjya Kant Sarkar Radheshyam Biswas (AITC)
Nawgong Suresh Bora Pradyut Bordoloi Aminul Islam (AIUDF)

Bihar’s Kishanganj, Purnia, Katihar, Bhagalpur, and Banka Lok Seats will go to polls on Friday. In the state, the Congress and RJD are in alliance to take on the BJP. However, in Purnia, Congress leader Pappu Yadav is contesting against RJD’s Beema Bharti.

Bihar — NDA INDIA

Kishanganj Mujahid Alam Mohammad Javed
Purnia Santosh Kumar Kushwaha Beema Bharti
Bhagalpur Ajay Kumar Mandal Ajeet Sharma
Katihar Dulal Chandra Goswami Tariq Anwar

In Chhattisgarh, voting will be held for Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund, and Kanker. All eyes will be on Rajnandgaon, where former chief minister and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel is up against Santosh Pandey of the BJP. The saffron party has held this seat since 2009.

Chattisgarh BJP Congress

Rajnandgaon Santosh Pandey Bhupesh Baghel

Karnataka’s 14 Lok Sabha seats are up for grabs in the second phase on April 26. An intense contest is expected in Bangalore Rural, Bangalore North, Bangalore Central, Bangalore South, Hassan, Mandya, and Mysore. The fate of BJP’s Tejsvi Surya, former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, DK Shivakumar’s brother DK Suresh, and royal scion Yaduveer Wadiyar will be sealed in this phase. DK Suresh is the second richest candidate, while the Congress’ Mandya candidate is the richest candidate in phase two with assets of over Rs 600 crores.

Karnataka NDA Congress

Bangalore Rural C. N. Manjunath DK Suresh
Bangalore North Shobha Karandlaje Rajeev Gowda
Bangalore Central PC Mohan Mansoor Ali Khan
Bangalore South Tejasvi Surya Soumya Reddy
Hassan Prajwal Revanna Shreyash Patel Gowda
Mandya HD Kumaraswamy Venkataramane Gowda
Mysore Yaduveer Wadiyar M Lakshman

Kerala’s all 20 seats will go to polls in Phase 2. Here, all eyes will be on Wayanad, where Rahul Gandhi is up against CPI’s Annie Raja and BJP’s state president K Surendran. Shashi Tharoor is squaring off with BJP’s Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Actor-turned-politician Suresh Gopi is also in the fray from Thrissur against K Muraleedharan of Congress and VS Sunil Kumar of CPI(M).

Kerala Congress Left BJP

Wayanad Rahul Gandhi Annie Raja K Surendran
Thrissur K Muraleedharan Sunil Kumar Suresh Gopi
Attingal Adoor Prakash V Joy V Muraleedharan
Pathanamthitta Anto Antony Thomas Issac Anil Antony
Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor Pannyan Raveendran Rajeev Chandrasekhar

In the eastern part, voting will be held in West Bengal’s three seats — Darjeeling, Balurghat, and Raiganj. In Balurghat, BJP’s state chief Sukanta Majumdar is taking on TMC’s Biplab Mitra. Darjeeling is expected to see a bipolar contest between Raju Bista and TMC’s Gopal Lama.

West Bengal BJP TMC Congress/RSP

Darjeeling Raju Bista Gopal Lama Munish Tamang (Cong)
Balurghat Sukanta Majumdar Biplab Mitra Jaydeb Siddhanta (RSP)

In Rajasthan, voting will be held for 12 constituencies — Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, Pali, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore, Udaipur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Bhilwara, Kota, and Jhalawar-Baran.

Here, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is in the race from Jodhpur, while Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot is contesting from Jalore. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is contesting from Kota.

Rajasthan — BJP Congress

Jodhpur Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Karan Singh Uchiyarda
Kota Om Birla Prahlad Gunjal
Jalore Lumbaram Choudhary Vaibhav Gehlot

Maharashtra is another state going to polls in the second phase. Here, voting will be held for Buldhana, Akola, Amravati (SC), Wardha, Yavatmal-Washim, Hingoli, Nanded, and Parbhani. Here, all eyes will be on Amravati and Nanded.

Navneet Rana, who had run-ins with former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, is contesting from Amravati as BJP candidate. In Nanded, once a Congress bastion, the BJP is hoping to succeed after inducting former Congress chief minister Ashok Chavan.

Maharashtra NDA INDIA

Amravati Navneet Rana Balwant Basawant Wankhede
Nanded Prataprao Chikhalikar Vasantrao Chavan

Uttar Pradesh is another key state where eight seats will go to polls in the second pahse. The seats going to polls are Amroha, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Aligarh, Mathura, and Bulandshahr. Ramayana’s Ram Arun Govil is in the race from Meerut and actor Hema Malini is contesting from Mathura.

Uttar Pradesh BJP INDIA

Mathura Hema Malini Mukesh Dhangar (Congress)
Meerut Arun Govil Sunita Verma (SP)
Ghaziabad Atul Garg Dolly Sharma (Congress)

Following the commencement of the electoral process on April 19, with 109 constituencies participating in the first phase, the second phase encompasses a total of 89 parliamentary constituencies. This phase marks a significant juncture in India’s democratic exercises, extending from April 19 to June 1, when the electoral process concludes.

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Gaurav Nihaliya

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