Former NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Panagariya Eager for First-Time Voting Experience
Former NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Panagariya Eager for First-Time Voting Experience

Sixteenth Finance Commission Chairman Arvind Panagariya announced on Friday that he would be voting for the first time on May 25 when Delhi holds its election. Panagariya, who is a Professor of Economics at Columbia University and served as the first vice chairman of the NITI Aayog from 2015 to 2017, expressed his excitement about voting for the first time. In a post on X . he stated, "The young are not the only first-time voters. 50 years after becoming eligible, I am excited to be voting for the first time this election season. Can't wait for the day Delhi votes!" Born in September 1952 in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, Panagariya was appointed Chairman of the 16th Finance Commission in December 2023.

Lok Sabha Elections in Delhi

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced the dates for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, including the election in Delhi. Voting in the national capital will take place in a single day on May 25, during Phase 6. All seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi will be contested. The notification will be issued on April 29, with the last date for filing nominations set for May 6. The deadline for withdrawing candidatures is May 9.Delhi will have seven seats up for election, including Chandni Chowk, North East Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi, and South Delhi. The West Delhi constituency is the largest in terms of voters, with 24.93 lakh voters, followed by North West Delhi, which is the only reserved constituency in Delhi, with 24.76 lakh voters. The New Delhi seat is the smallest, with 14.83 lakh voters. The counting of votes for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections is scheduled to take place on June 4.

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