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The voting for the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 19, covering a several areas across 21 states and union territories (UTs).

Richest Politicians In Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1: As India prepares for the 18th Lok Sabha elections, the first phase of polling is scheduled to commence on April 19. Here is a list of top 5 richest contenders and phase one election details.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1 Polling Date and Constituencies

The voting for the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 19, covering a several areas across 21 states and union territories (UTs). This phase encompasses 102 constituencies, with some states being fully covered while others partially participate.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1 Key States and UTs

The first phase of polling includes a number of states and UTs, including Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh, among others, will witness voting across multiple constituencies. Additionally, UTs like Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry are also part of this phase.

Richest Candidate in Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's son, Nakul Nath, emerges as the wealthiest candidate contesting in the first phase, representing Chhindwara constituency. According to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), Nakul Nath has declared assets worth Rs 716 crore, making him the candidate with the highest assets in this phase. Chhindwara, historically a Congress stronghold, holds significant political significance in Madhya Pradesh.

Chhindwara constituency has been under Congress representation since 1952, with Kamal Nath maintaining a stronghold for over two decades. Nakul Nath succeeded his father in 2019, continuing the family's political legacy despite challenges. The significance of this constituency extends beyond regional politics, symbolizing the resilience of established political dynasties.

Other Wealthy Candidates Contesting In Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1

Apart from Nakul Nath, candidates like AIADMK's Ashok Kumar from Erode, Tamil Nadu, and BJP's Dhevanathan Yadav T from Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu, also feature among the wealthiest contenders in Phase 1. Kumar and Yadav possess assets worth Rs 662 crore and Rs 304 crore, respectively, reflecting the perse socio-economic backgrounds of candidates participating in the electoral process.

Top 5 Richest Contenders In Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1

Sl.no Name Political Party Contesting Constituency Net Worth
1. Nakul Nath Congress Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh) Over 716 Crore
2. Ashok Kumar AIADMK Erode (Tamil Nadu) Over 660 Crore
3. Dhevanathan Yadav BJP Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu) Over 304 Crore
4. Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah BJP Tehri Garhwal (Uttarakhand) Over 206 Crore
5. Majid Ali BSP Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) Over 159 Crore

Data Source: ADR

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