In India, voting in the fifth phase on mega-election begins from Monday (May 6) with reports of violence from West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Indian media the latest round of elections see some high-profile contests including Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, his mother Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Rajyavardhan Rathore. Security is on high alert as key leaders of India are participationg in the ongoing phase.
The voting will held in 51 constituencies across seven states, including Uttar Pradesh ─ India’s biggest state which accounts for 80 of the 543 lawmakers decided in the election. More than 87 million people across seven states are eligible to vote today. The seven-phase election began on April 11. The last votes will be cast on May 19 and results will be declared by May 23.
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