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Google Doodle celebrates Lok Sabha election kickoff with inked finger illustration

Phase 1 of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 covers 102 constituencies across 21 states and UTs, encompassing complete coverage in 10 states and partial coverage in 11 others

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- April 19th 2024 12:54 PM
Google Doodle celebrates Lok Sabha election kickoff with inked finger illustration

Google Doodle celebrates Lok Sabha election kickoff with inked finger illustration

PTC Web Desk: Google Doodle marked the start of voting for the Lok Sabha election 2024 in India by showcasing an index finger marked with ink. This illustration captures the ongoing voting process as the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 begins.

Google Doodles, which are temporary alterations to the Google logo, celebrate various themes such as local and global events, holidays, and notable persons who have made significant contributions to society. These Doodles come in different formats, such as images, animations, slideshows, videos, and interactive games, providing users with engaging and educational experiences.


Phase 1 of the Lok Sabha elections 

Phase 1 of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 covers 102 constituencies across 21 states and UTs, encompassing complete coverage in 10 states and partial coverage in 11 others. The voting phase began on Friday in several states, including Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Lakshadweep and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It also includes parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Tripura, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Assam and Bihar.


During this first phase, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh are holding elections to select their respective assemblies. The subsequent phases of voting will take place on April 26 (Phase 2), May 7 (Phase 3), May 13 (Phase 4), May 20 (Phase 5), May 25 (Phase 6), and June 1 (Phase 7).

Among India's 970 million registered voters for the Lok Sabha elections, 166.3 million are eligible to vote in the initial phase, which spans across the country. Additionally, there are 3.57 million first-time voters and 35.1 million young voters aged 20 to 29 who are eligible to participate in the elections.

The 2024 elections primarily see a contest between two major alliances: the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc, where the Indian National Congress holds the largest position.

- With inputs from agencies

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