Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Ex- CM Uddhav Thackeray Arrives To Cast Vote Along With Son Aaditya Thackeray

Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray along with his son Aaditya Thackeray arrives at a polling booth in Mumbai. Voting began for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 on Monday on all 49 parliamentary constituencies across eight states and Union Territories. Polling also began on 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha for the Legislative Assembly. Over 8.95 crore registered voters, including 4.69 crore males, 4.26 crore females, and 5409 third-gender electors are eligible to exercise their franchise. The eight states and Union Territories that will undergo voting in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 are Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. Several notable cities will witness voting on Monday including Mumbai, Congress bastion Amethi, Thane, and Lucknow, which have historically experienced low voter turnout.  To ensure smooth polling and voters’ comfort and safety, the polling stations have been equipped with essential facilities such as shade, drinking water, ramps, toilets, and other basic amenities. Additionally, special provisions have been made to manage hot weather conditions.