In India, first phase of general election Polling has begun to elect representatives in ninety-one constituencies. Nearly nine hundred million people are eligible to vote in this phase of Lok Sabha elections that will be held in twenty states.
The seven-phase polling to elect a new lower house of parliament will continue until 19th of next month whereas counting of the votes will be held on 23rd of next month. Voting began on Thursday (April 11) across 91 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 20 states and Union Territories as the first phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off.
The first phase covers all the Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh (25), Telangana (17), Uttarakhand (5), two seats each of Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya and one seat each of Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar as well as Lakshadweep.
Apart from the eight seats in Uttar Pradesh – which votes in all the phases of the seven-phased election, four out of 40 seats of Bihar and two out of 42 seats of West Bengal will also be covered in the phase. Voting for 543 Lok Sabha seats will be held in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Counting will be done on May 23.
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