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Mission 2024: Voting for Lok Sabha elections will be held in severe heat, you will have to sweat to achieve the target

UP Weather Lok Sabha Elections: It will be very hot during the Lok Sabha elections. Achieving the voting target will be difficult in the summer. The Election Commission has set a target of 70 percent voting in the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. This will be a challenge for the police.

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The Kalamkar News, Lok Sabha Election Weather: In the heat of Teej festivals and Uttar Pradesh, the state with the highest number of 80 Lok Sabha seats in the country, this election will be a big festival. 

The Meteorological Department says that this time the months of April and May will be hotter than in the last several years. How the Election Commission's target of 70 percent voting will be achieved in this heat of intensity is a million dollar question. The state had a voter turnout of 59.11% in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

This time, candidates, political party leaders, workers and supporters will have to work very hard to get public votes. Will have to endure the heat. This is the reason that this time the election campaign will start with public relations in the morning, vehicle rally during the day and election meetings in the evening. 

In view of the changing temperature conditions, the Central Election Commission has already said that there should be arrangements for electricity, shed, drinking water and other facilities at every polling booth.

Central Meteorological Center scientist Atul Kumar Singh said that the day temperature in April can be 36 to 38 degrees, while in May it can be 38 to 40 degrees and in some places even more than 40 degrees. When the day temperature is four and a half degrees above normal, or between 40 and 45 degrees, a scorching heat wave is called a heat wave. 

They were told that the heat would increase rapidly from the second fortnight of April and would remain at its highest level till the first week of June. Remember that the seventh and final phase of voting in the state will take place on June 1, while the counting of votes will take place on June 4.

Elections will be held on eight western and Terai seats in the first phase between March 30 and April 18, during which the heat has increased. Voting will be held on April 19. Due to strong sunlight and heat in the afternoon, relatively less queues of voters will be seen at the polling stations. 

The second phase of voting will be held on April 25, the third phase on May 7, the fourth phase on May 13, the fifth phase on May 20, the sixth phase on May 25 and the seventh phase on June 1. It will be interesting to see whether urban voters spend the afternoon with fans, ACs and coolers or not.

There will also be a period of festivals between these elections. The police will have to work very hard to ensure that the election code of conduct is followed and to prevent the atmosphere from deteriorating during festivals. The two big festivals during elections are Holi and Eid. 

This time, for the first time, Ramnavmi will also be celebrated in the newly built temple of Ramlala in Ayodhya, in which many Ram devotees will participate. Elections will be held in the state just five days before the colorful festival of Holi.

There will also be the festivals of Good Friday and Easter at the end of March. Later, there will be festivals of Eid in the first fortnight of April, Baisakhi in the second fortnight of April, Ambedkar Jayanti and Ram Navami in Chait.