Google Doodle celebrates phase 5 of Lok Sabha Elections

NEW DELHI: Google on Monday marked the ongoing exercise of India’s democratic franchise with a special Doodle celebrating the fifth phase of voting in the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. The Doodle featured an uplifted index finger marked with ink, a widely recognized symbol of voting in India, replacing Google’s iconic logo on its homepage.
Upon clicking the Doodle, users are redirected to search results providing the latest updates on India’s 18th general elections.This gesture underscores the significance of the electoral process and encourages public participation.
The fifth phase of voting, part of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, will occur across 49 constituencies in eight states and union territories. These include Jharkhand (3 constituencies), Odisha (5), Uttar Pradesh (14), Bihar (5), Maharashtra (13), West Bengal (7), Ladakh (1), and Jammu and Kashmir (1). Over 89.5 million eligible voters will decide the fate of 695 candidates in this phase.
Among the high-profile candidates contesting in this phase are Union Ministers Smriti Irani (Amethi, Uttar Pradesh), Rajnath Singh (Lucknow), and Piyush Goyal (Mumbai North), alongside Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (Rae Bareli). Other notable figures include Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, LJP leader Chirag Paswan, Shiv Sena’s Shrikant Shinde, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, and Rohini Acharya, daughter of RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Google Doodles: A Tribute to culture and events
Google Doodles are temporary alterations of the Google logo designed to celebrate holidays, events, achievements, and notable figures. These creative changes highlight local and global themes, bringing awareness to significant cultural moments and historical milestones.

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