Today, the Election Commission has issued a notification for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha Elections scheduled on April 29, in which 71-seats across 9 states will go to elections.

West Bengal, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh will head for voting in all seven rounds of General Elections.  

The April-May National Elections will pit the BJP-led NDA Government against mainly distinct opposition groupings in several states, including the Left, Congress, and regional parties, which are also counting to work out “mahagathbandhan” or “grand alliance” to minimize the number of votes against centre-ruling Congress.  

BJP has worked out a seat-sharing deal with some new allies and several old partners as well.

However, oppositions are yet to do so in several states.

Six seats in Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar, Seventeen in Maharashtra, Three in Jharkhand, Six in Odisha, thirteen each in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, and eight in West Bengal will go to polls.

The seats that are going to poll in Bihar are- Ujiarpur, Darbhanga, Begusarai, Munger, and Samastipur.  

In the key states of Uttar Pradesh, the seats are Kheri, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Farrukhabad, Kanpur,  Hamirpur, Etawah, Akbarpur, Kannauj, Unnao, Jhansi, Misrikh, and Jalaun.

In Rajasthan, the constituencies are- Ajmer, Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, Pali, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Barmer, Kota, Banswara, Jhalawar-Baran, Bhilwara, Jalore, and Rajsamand.

Some assembly segments in Jammu and Kashmir, including Anantnag, will also go for elections in round four.  

Meanwhile, the nomination filing process has started on Tuesday and the last date to submit filing papers is April 9. The paper evaluation will take place on April 10, and the last withdrawing date from the electoral fight is April 12, reads the notification.

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