Lok Sabha Election 2019 first phase begins in India, voting on 91 seats today
New Delhi : The much-awaited Lok Sabha Election 2019 has begun in India. On Thursday people will vote for the 91 constituencies to choose their leader. PM Narendra Modi has made a hard pitch for a second term, based on his work done in last five years. Opposition, on the other hand, has energized themselves with a fresh Rahul Gandhi for the elections.
The states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Telangana are voting today in a single phase. Voting is also being held in parts of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
In Uttar Pradesh, the state which sends the maximum number of lawmakers to Lok Sabha, voting is being held in eight of 80 seats. The key constituencies include Saharanpur, Kairana, Ghaziabad, Baghpat and Gautam Buddha Nagar. The Mayawati-Akhilesh Yadav-Ajit Singh combine is taking o the BJP in the state. The Congress is going it alone, setting up three-cornered contests on most seats.
Both Congress and BJP had recently released their poll manifestos with promising work to be done in next five years.
The last phase of elections will be held on May 19. The counting of votes will be held on May 23.