7.64 Crore Eligible Voters in Bihar


The Yatra, being conducted ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, will continue till March 1. The Yatra will pass through 33 districts of the state, marking a statewide tour…reports Asian Lite News

Around 7.64 crore eligible voters can exercise their franchise for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, according to Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar.

Rajiv Kumar informed at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday that there are 9.26 lakh first time voters in the age group of 18-19 in the state. There are 21, 680 voters above the age of 100 years.

He said out of 7.64 crore voters, there are 1.6 crore voters in the age group of 20-29.

“The role of the youth is going to be very great significance in this election,” the Chief Election Commissioner said.

The Chief Election Commissioner also informed that there are 6.3 lakhs Persons with a disability (PWD) voters in the state.

The EC also informed that there are 4 crore male crore voters while 3.6 crore voters are female.

He also informed that there are 14.5 lakh senior citizen voters in the state.

The CEC also informed at the press conference that the commisison held meetings with representatives of different national political parties in the run up to the general elections in the last two days.

The commission said it has deleted 16.7 lakh from the electoral rolls due to death and shifting of voters to another place.

“In Bihar, there are 7.64 crore voters, out of which 4 crore are male and 3.6 crore are female… 21,680 voters are above 100 years of age. 9.26 lakhs are first-time voters…,” the CEC added.

He also appealed people to cast their vote with out any fear at the time of voting. “I appeal to people to go to vote without any fear”.

The dates for the Lok Sabha elections are expected to be announced in the next month.

Meanwhile, former Bihar CM and RJD leader Rabri Devi on Tuesday took a dig at former ally and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar saying he had joined the RJD alliance on his own the last time and this time he had left on his own accord without any pressure.

“He (Nitish Kumar) joined us on his own last time, we never called him. This time as well he has left on his own, no one forced him . An investigation has been going on against us for the last 25 years. ED, CBI, nothing new is there… The people of Bihar and the country are with us,” said RJD leader Rabri Devi.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, earlier last month, joined hands with the BJP, leading to the collapse of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ government in the state.

Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav will kickstart the ‘Jan Vishwas Yatra’ from Muzaffarpur on Wednesday.

The Yatra, being conducted ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, will continue till March 1. The Yatra will pass through 33 districts of the state, marking a statewide tour.

Tejashwi Yadav will hold public meetings and raise awareness about the work done by the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ government before being ousted from power. The district in charge(s) of the RJD, meanwhile, are making preparations for the smooth and successful conduct of the Yatra.

Earlier on Friday, Yadav joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in his ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ in Bihar’s Sasaram.

The RJD and the Congress are allies in the INDIA bloc, formed to take on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha polls in 2024.

Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the ninth time since 2005 and the third time in a single tenure.

The RJD and the JDU were allies in the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ alliance, formed in 2015 before the state assembly polls. (ANI)

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