India creates world record with 64.2 crore voters participating in Lok Sabha polls

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POK and Kashmir News
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar

New Delhi, June 3: Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said that India has created a world record with 64.2 crore voters participating in the Lok Sabha polls, which is 1.5 times of the voters of all G7 countries – US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada.

In the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls, 31.2 crore women voters cast their votes which is also the highest ever in the world, and only 39 repolling were conducted unlike 540 repolling in the 2019 General Election, Kumar said.

Kumar added that over 68,000 monitoring teams and 1.5 crore polling and security personnel were involved in the electoral exercise.

Notably, no major incident of violence took place in this Lok Sabha election except seizures of 10,000 crore rupees, which include cash, freebies, drugs and liquor, as compared to 3,500 crore rupees in 2019.

Kumar said, over 90 per cent of 495 complaints of the Model Code of Conduct violations were disposed of during this year’s General Elections.

On the counting process slated for June 4, the Chief Election Commissioner said three layers security of Central Armed Police Forces has been put in place at the counting centres. He said, round-the-clock CCTV coverage will be done at the counting centres along with micro observers on each counting table.

India’s six-week-long Lok Sabha election process closed on Saturday to choose 543 members for the lower house of Parliament for a five-year term.

Votes were cast at more than a million polling stations.

Each of the seven voting phases lasted a single day with several constituencies across multiple states voting that day.