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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 1640 candidates to contest in the third phase on 23 April

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third phase of Lok Sabha 2019 Elections on 23 April, 2019

Election Commission of India (ECI) will conduct the third phase of Lok Sabha 2019 Elections on 23 April, 2019. This is the biggest of the seven phases of the General Elections 2019 as it covers 116 constituencies located across 14 states and two Union Territories.

Over 18 crore 85 lakh voters will cast their votes in this phase. The total number of candidates in Phase III is 1640.

Around 2.10 lakh polling booths have been set up by ECI for this phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Voting for Tripura, which was earlier scheduled to go on polls with its single constituency in the second phase held on 18 April, was postponed to the third phase fearing law and order issue.

Gujarat has the highest number of constituencies in this phase, which is 26. Jammu & Kashmir, Tripura, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have one constituency each.

Jammu & Kashmir’s Anantnag is the only constituency, which will go to polls in Phase III, IV and V. The four districts to be covered in the Anantnag are Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama.

In this phase, Gujarat has the highest number of voters, 4,5,125,680, out of which 23,428,119 are male, 21,696,571 are female and 990 are from the third gender. Goa has the lowest number of voters, 1,135,811 including 5,55,768 male and 5,80,043 female voters.

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Gujarat has the highest number of candidates (371) and Daman & Diu has the least number of candidates, which is four.

The number of polling stations is also highest in Gujarat (51,709) and lowest in Daman & Diu (152).

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