‘Nation needs PM Modi for third time’: Union minister Shobha Karandlaje after casting vote

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BENGALURU: Union Minister and BJP candidate from Bengaluru North, Shobha Karandlaje, cast her vote at a polling booth here and said that the nation needs Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the third time to lead the country. Shobha Karandlaje is in fray against Congress’ Prof Rajeev Gowda.

“For its security and development, the country needs PM Narendra Modi for the third time. So, we are celebrating that festival today. We hope to win with a large margin from here…,” Karandlaje said.

The BJP candidate from Bengaluru North also said that the Prime Minister will work for the welfare of the people. She said, “Only PM Modi can lead the nation ahead… And PM Modi has said that for him, there are four castes, youth, farmers, women and poor and he will work for these four castes”.

The second phase has 88 Lok Sabha constituencies across 13 States/Union Territory including 14 in Karnataka, 13 in Rajasthan, 20 in Kerala, eight in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam and Bihar, six in Madhya Pradesh, three each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, and one each in Tripura, Manipur, and Jammu & Kashmir.

With weather conditions predicted to be within normal ranges, voters can cast their vote comfortably. For the convenience of voters, meticulous arrangements have been made at all polling stations including facilities, to deal with hot weather conditions, according to the Election Commission.

According to the ECI, over 15.88 crore voters will be voting in the second phase which includes 8.08 crore male electors, 7.8 crore female electors, and 5929 third-gender electors.

A total of 4,553 flying squads, 5,731 static surveillance teams, 1,462 video surveillance teams and 844 video viewing teams are keeping surveillance round the clock to strictly and swiftly deal with any form of inducement of voters across the 1.67 lakh polling stations, as per the ECI press note.

The first phase of voting for the seven-phased Lok Sabha election, the world’s largest electoral exercise, was held on April 19 in 102 constituencies across 21 states and UTs. According to the Election Commission, the voter turnout registered was over 62 per cent. The third phase election will be held on May 7. The counting of votes will be done on June 4. (ANI)

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