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Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Indo-Nepal border sealed for 72 hours in view of Phase 3 Elections

Supaul is among the five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar that will vote in the third phase on May 7. The other four are Araria, Madhepura, Khagaria and Jhanjharpur

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 06th 2024 08:18 AM
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Indo-Nepal border sealed for 72 hours in view of Phase 3 Elections

Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Indo-Nepal border sealed for 72 hours in view of Phase 3 Elections

Lok Sabha Polls 2024: The sealing of the Indo-Nepal border area in Supaul district of Bihar for 72 hours has been announced ahead of the third phase of the Lok Sabha election which is all set to take place on May 7. 

The decision to seal Indo-Nepal border aims to ensure peaceful voting and prevent any disturbances to law and order. Meanwhile, the essential services will also continue uninterrupted, with exemptions for ambulance movements.


Notably, Supaul is among the five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar that will vote in the third phase on May 7. The other four are Araria, Madhepura, Khagaria and Jhanjharpur.

Supaul Lok Sabha constituency, which has been considered a stronghold of the socialists for a long time, is set for a keen contest as RJD has fielded its candidate after 25 years since the 1998 Lok Sabha polls against sitting MP and JD-U leader Dileshwar Kamait.

Chandrahas Chaupal, an RJD MLA from Singheshwar Assembly constituency, is contesting for the first time for a parliamentary seat against Kamait. The National Democratic Alliance has reiterated its support for Kamait.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressed a public meeting in Supaul, where he criticized the Congress-RJD alliance, stating their loss of credibility. He emphasised the absence of corruption allegations against ministers in both the Atal ji and Modi ji governments.

In the 2014 polls, Kamait lost to Congress candidate Ranjeeta Ranjan, but secured victory in 2019 against her. The BJP-led NDA dominated Bihar in the 2019 elections, winning 39 out of 40 seats, with the Congress securing only one seat.

 Supaul has voted aggressively in the last two parliamentary elections. The voter turnout in Supaul was 63.62 per cent in 2014 and 65.77 per cent in 2019. 

- With inputs from agencies

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