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2024 election is to make India a major world power: PM Modi in Damoh

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh will be conducted in four phases. The first phase of polling would be held on April 19, followed by April 26, May 7 and May 13.

Edited By: Vaidehi Jahagirdar Damoh Updated on: April 19, 2024 15:18 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE IMAGE) Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses poll-bound rally

Amid the beginning of the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a poll-bound rally in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh on Friday. Addressing the gathering on the margins of phase one of the voting, PM Modi urged voters to use their rights and cast their votes in this festival of democracy. He said, "This election is to make India a major world power in the coming 5 years."

Speaking about the geo-political condition, PM Modi said, "You are seeing how the clouds of war are gathering over the world. When there is an atmosphere of war in the world and incidents are taking place, then a government working on a war footing is very necessary in India."

PM Modi, during his address, further highlighted the initiatives undertaken by the BJP government in the last ten years. PM Modi highlighted how the BJP got the country successfully out of the clutches of a deadly pandemic. PM Modi said, "We have seen in the last 10 years how a stable government works in the interest of the country and its citizens. When such a huge crisis as Corona came, there was chaos in the entire world."

During the address, PM Modi further added that the BJP works on the nation-first principle. "Today, there is a BJP government in the country, which neither gets intimidated by anyone nor bows before anyone. Our principle is "nation first. We decided in the national interest that India should get cheap oil. We decided in the national interest so that Indian farmers get adequate fertilisers," PM Modi said. 

Significantly, Friday's visit will be the Prime Minister's fourth visit to the state in the last 13 days and comes on the margins of voting in six parliamentary seats in the state. Earlier, PM Modi had kicked off the BJP’s Lok Sabha campaign in MP with a huge roadshow in Jabalpur on April 7, followed by rallies in Balaghat and Hoshangabad on April 9 and 14, respectively.

Six parliamentary seats are to undergo polling today

Meanwhile, preparations are underway for the first phase of voting on all six seats in the state. In the first phase, a total of 88 candidates are in the fray, contesting for six parliamentary seats in the state, which include Mandla (ST), Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Balaghat, Shahdol (ST), and Sidhi Lok Sabha constituencies.

While, Damoh, which is part of the state’s Bundelkhand region will vote on April 26.

BJP to sweep all 29 seats, including Chhindwara, in Madhya Pradesh: India TV-CNX Opinion Poll

On March 5, the India TV-CNX Opinion Poll predicted  that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to win all 29 seats in MP in the 2024 elections. 

BJP leader and former MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is likely to win the Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh, predicts the India TV-CNX Opinion Poll. Further, the poll stated that BJP leader and Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is also likely to win the Guna Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh.

The BJP had won 28 of the state’s 29 Lok Sabha seats in 2019, while the Congress had managed to retain Chhindwara.

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