India creates world record with 64.2 crore voter turnout: CEC

New Delhi, June 3 (UNI) India created a world record with 64.2 crore voters, including 31.2 crore women, participating in the Lok Sabha elections this year, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said on Monday.

Addressing a press conference a day before the counting of votes, Rajiv Kumar said, “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 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” he added.

“Over 68,000 monitoring teams, 1.5 crore polling and security personnel were involved in the world’s largest electoral exercise,” said CEC Rajiv Kumar.

Speaking about the arrangements made by the EC, Rajiv Kumar said, “Nearly four lakh vehicles, 135 special trains and 1,692 air sorties were used in conducting 2024 Lok Sabha elections.”

“We seized Rs 10,000 crores in cash, nearly 3 times the value seized in 2019,” he added.

The seven phase of polling for the 18th Lok Sabha ended on June 1, while the counting of votes will take place June 4.

The CEC informed that only 39 re-polls took place in 2024 general elections as against 540 re-polls in 2019.

“The Election Commission disposed of over 90 per cent of 495 major complaints related to Model Code of Conduct violation,” he said.

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