BJP Candidate Atul Kumar Garg Casts Vote as India's 2024 General Elections Enter Second Phase

Ghaziabad's Lok Sabha seat up for grabs in India's 2024 elections, with BJP, SP-BSP alliance, and Congress vying for victory in a close contest that could impact national results.

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BJP Candidate Atul Kumar Garg Casts Vote as India's 2024 General Elections Enter Second Phase

BJP Candidate Atul Kumar Garg Casts Vote as India's 2024 General Elections Enter Second Phase

Atul Kumar Garg, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Ghaziabad, was present at a polling booth on Wednesday as voting for the second phase of India's 2024 general elections got underway. The voting is taking place across 88 Lok Sabha seats in 13 states and union territories, with Ghaziabad being one of the key constituencies in Uttar Pradesh.

Garg, who is replacing the incumbent MP General VK Singh (retd), cast his vote and urged all voters to exercise their democratic right. The BJP is facing a three-way contest in Uttar Pradesh, with the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance and the Congress party also fielding candidates in the state.

The Ghaziabad parliamentary constituency is set for a close battle, with the BJP hoping to retain the seat it has held for the last three elections. However, the party suffered setbacks in the recent local body elections, and the opposition parties are looking to capitalize on the perceived discontent against the BJP.

The Congress district president claimed that the BJP candidate is not popular, while the BSP district president said the BJP's urban support base may see lower voter turnout. However, the BJP remains confident of a huge victory margin, with their Ghaziabad Lok Sabha convener predicting a win by over 600,000 votes.

Why this matters: The outcome of the Ghaziabad seat, along with other key constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, could have a significant impact on the overall results of the 2024 general elections. The state, with its 80 Lok Sabha seats, plays a vital role in determining which party or alliance forms the government at the center.

Political experts say the voter turnout, both in urban and rural areas, will be vital in determining the outcome of the Ghaziabad seat. "The voter turnout, both in urban and rural areas, will be vital in determining the outcome of the Ghaziabad seat," said a political analyst.

Key Takeaways

  • BJP's Atul Kumar Garg voted in Ghaziabad, a key UP constituency in 2024 elections.
  • Ghaziabad seat faces a three-way contest between BJP, SP-BSP alliance, and Congress.
  • BJP hopes to retain Ghaziabad, but faces challenges from perceived discontent and local body losses.
  • Voter turnout in urban and rural areas will be crucial in determining Ghaziabad's outcome.
  • Ghaziabad's result could significantly impact the overall 2024 general election outcome in India.