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42 million Indians cast votes in elections 2024: CEC Rajiv Kumar

NEW DELHI: 642 million voters, including 312 million women, participated in the Lok Sabha elections — general elections 2024, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said Monday.

Addressing a press briefing, he said over 68,000 monitoring teams and 15 million polling and security personnel were involved in the world’s largest electoral exercise.

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“India created a world record with 64.2 crore voters, including 31.2 crore women, participating in the Lok Sabha elections this year,” said Kumar claimed.

“642 million voters chose action over apathy, belief over cynicism and in some cases, the ballot over the bullet. We thank each and every one who took part in this festival of democracy.” Says CEC Rajiv Kumar


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There should be no doubt on the process. Lakhs of people including counting officials, counting agents, micro-observers, ROs/AROs, Observers present during the world’s largest counting exercise.

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Talking about the MCC violations, CEC said that EC issued notices to top leaders and FIRs and filed against many and top officials transferred to sanitise poll process. All development work used to stop during MCC, EC gave permission within 48 hours of applications in 95-98 per cent projects, he added.

This is one of the General Elections where we have not seen violence. This required two years of preparation, said CEC Rajiv Kumar

Voters’ turnout

“We have created a world record of 642 million proud Indian voters. This is a historic moment for all of us. This is just to give you some small statistics. This is 1.5 times of the voters of all G7 countries – US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada.. all put together. We are comparing voters and not electors and it is 2.5 times of the voters of 27 counties in the EU. That has been the incredible power of the voters of India. There are 312 million proud women voters. This is also the highest ever in the world. It is larger than the 2019 elections.. both the total and the women voters. We must cherish this,” CEC Kumar said.

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