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Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 1 Polling: Voting Begins on Friday, Bank Closures during Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 1

Lok Sabha Election

Lok Sabha Election: As the Lok Sabha election commences, several banks in various cities across India will remain closed on Friday, 19th April, 2024, due to the initiation of polling for the first phase. These closures will affect key cities including Chennai, Agartala, Dehradun, Shillong, Nagpur, Jaipur in Rajasthan, Itanagar, Kohima, and Aizawl.

Holiday Announcements in Certain States

In light of the upcoming general elections, reports from Hindustan Times indicate that Tamil Nadu, Nagaland, and Uttarakhand have declared public holidays.

Market Openings and Closures

The stock market is set to remain open today. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) recently announced that the market will only be closed on May 20th, as elections are scheduled to take place in Mumbai, Maharashtra on that day. Private offices, unless specified otherwise, will remain open.

Government Office and Educational Institution Closures

Government offices in Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, and Nagaland will remain closed during this period. Additionally, schools and colleges will also be closed.

Distribution of Seats by States

The first phase of elections encompasses a total of 102 seats across various states and union territories. Here’s a breakdown of the seats allocated to each state:

  • Arunachal Pradesh: 2 seats
  • Assam: 5 seats
  • Bihar: 4 seats
  • Chhattisgarh: 1 seat
  • Madhya Pradesh: 6 seats
  • Maharashtra: 5 seats
  • Manipur: 2 seats
  • Meghalaya: 2 seats
  • Mizoram: 1 seat
  • Nagaland: 1 seat
  • Rajasthan: 12 seats
  • Sikkim: 1 seat
  • Tamil Nadu: 39 seats
  • Tripura: 1 seat
  • Uttar Pradesh: 8 seats
  • Uttarakhand: 5 seats
  • West Bengal: 3 seats
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 1 seat
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 1 seat
  • Lakshadweep: 1 seat
  • Puducherry: 1 seat

By providing valuable information on the voting process, bank closures, and holiday announcements, citizens can better prepare for their participation in this democratic process.

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