Lok Sabha elections 2019 first phase: Polling under way in 91 seats

TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao party’s Malkajgiri candidate Marri Rajashekar Reddy Quthbullapur MLA Vivekananda Goud and MLC Shambipur Raju in Hyderabad on the final day of the campaign for Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday

So far the Congress candidates list for the 2019 elections has 27 new faces contesting for 23 assembly seats and 4 Lok Sabha seats.

It will be held in 91 parliamentary constituencies spread across 20 states and Union Territories. In this episode, we will be talking to three different reporters about some of these states and what stands out for them during the polls this time. Beside General elections polling, people in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha will also cast their vote for their respective assembly elections. Polls will go as per schedule in the state, the Election Commission has said. Counting of votes will be done on May 23. In Bihar, voting is under way in four - Aurangabad, Gaya, Nawada and Jamui - out of 40 seats. His son Jayant Chaudhary is fielded against Union minister Satyapal Singh in Baghpat.

Four seats in Assam will go to polls, with former CM Tarun Gogoi's son Gaurav Gogoi testing poll waters from Kaliabor.

Polling in 16 constituencies will be held from 7 am to 5 pm. A BJP leader and four security personnel were killed.

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He estimated that 30% of the EVMs were not functioning and called upon the Election Commission of India (ECI) to swing into action immediately, saying that the people were anxious.

Lok election polling is scheduled to hold in 7 phase from April 11 to May 19.

A total of 1,279 candidates are int he fray, and their fate will be decided by over 14.21 crore voters.

In the first phase of the mega seven-phase exercise, all Lok Sabha constituencies of Andhra Pradesh (25), Telangana (17), Uttarakhand (5), Meghalaya (2) and Arunachal Pradesh (2), besides the lone seats of Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar, and Lakshadweep are going to polls.

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