Image Source : PTI Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Monday (June 3) addressed a pres conference ahead of the declaration of Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 on Tuesday. The press briefing comes a day after two separate delegations of the Opposition’s I.N.D.I.A bloc and the NDA met the Election Commission for the counting day.

“Voters scripted history in 2024. Over 31 crore women cast their vote. We have created a world record of 642 million voters. This is 1.5 times voters of all G7 countries and 2.5 times voters of 27 countries in EU,” CEC Rajiv Kumar said at the press conference.

Election Commission of India gave a standing ovation to all voters who took part in Lok Sabha elections 2024.

The CEC said that there were fewer repolling in these Lok Sabha polls in comparison to the previous general elections. 

“Due to the meticulous work of the election personnel we ensured fewer repolls – we saw 39 repolls in Lok Sabha polls 2024 as opposed to 540 in 2019 and 25 out of 39 repolls were in 2 States only,” he said.

CEC on Jairam Ramesh’s allegations on Amit Shah

On Congress leader Jairam Ramesh’s allegations that Union HM called DMs/ROs (Returning Officers), CEC Rajiv Kumar said, “…Can someone influence them (DMs/ROs) all? Tell us who did this. We will punish the person who did it…It is not right that you spread a rumour and doubt everyone.”


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