Updated June 3rd, 2024 at 13:34 IST

India Creates History With 64 Crore People Voting In Lok Sabha Polls, 1.5 Times of All G7 Nations

As seven-phased voting process concluded for Lok Sabha elections 2024, India created a world record with with 64.2 crore people exercising their franchise.

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New Delhi: As seven-phased voting process concluded for Lok Sabha elections 2024, India created a world record with with 64.2 crore people exercising their franchise, including 31.2 crore women, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said on Monday.

Addressing a press briefing, he said over 68,000 monitoring teams and 1.5 crore polling and security personnel were involved in the world's largest electoral exercise to make it convenient and seamless for the voters. 

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"India created a world record with 64.2 crore voters, including 31.2 crore women, participating in the Lok Sabha elections this year," said Kumar.

Poll Body's Witty Response to Social Media Memes

On social media memes calling election commissioners 'Laapataa Gentlemen', Kumar said, "We were always here, never went missing." "Now memes can say the 'Laapataa Gentlemen' are back," he said. 

Kumar said that nearly four lakh vehicles, 135 special trains and 1,692 air sorties were used for conducting the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

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"Only 39 repolls took place in the 2024 general elections as against 540 repolls in 2019," he said.

The CEC further said that Jammu and Kashmir recorded its highest turnout in four decades at 58.58 per cent overall and 51.05 per cent in the Valley.

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"Seizures of Rs 10,000 crore, including cash, freebies, drugs and liquor, were made during the 2024 polls as compared to Rs 3,500 crore in 2019," he said.

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Published June 3rd, 2024 at 13:19 IST