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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: People cast votes in 20 states in phase 1

Updated : April 11, 2019 03:12 PM IST

Over 14.21 crore voters will decide the fate of 1,279 candidates in 91 constituencies across India as voting in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections begins on Thursday. People in the Northeastern states will kick-off the world’s largest election process. More than 1.70 lakh polling booths set up across 20 states and Union Territories.

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People wait in a queue to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of general election on the outskirts of Jammu April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
People wait in a queue to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of general election on the outskirts of Jammu April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
A woman casts her vote as her relative speaks on his phone at a polling station during the first phase of general election on the outskirts of Jammu April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
A woman casts her vote as her relative speaks on his phone at a polling station during the first phase of general election on the outskirts of Jammu April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
A veiled woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
A veiled woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
Sashastra Seema Bal (Border Security Force) troopers patrol near a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
Sashastra Seema Bal (Border Security Force) troopers patrol near a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
A woman arrives to cast her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A woman arrives to cast her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A woman casts her vote at a booth next to a polling officer at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A woman casts her vote at a booth next to a polling officer at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district in West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district in West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling centre during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district in West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
A woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling centre during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district in West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
People queue up early morning to cast their vote at a polling centre in Agartala April 11, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
People queue up early morning to cast their vote at a polling centre in Agartala April 11, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Voters in Kohima, Nagaland wait outside a polling booth to cast their votes in the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Polling in Nagaland is for one constituency.
Voters in Kohima, Nagaland wait outside a polling booth to cast their votes in the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Polling in Nagaland is for one constituency.
A man gets his finger inked before casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A man gets his finger inked before casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A man gets his finger inked before casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A man gets his finger inked before casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A man casts his vote at a booth next to a polling officer at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A man casts his vote at a booth next to a polling officer at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Election Commission officials fill forms for the postal ballot on the eve of the first phase of general election in Majuli, Assam, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Voting will take place in seven phases over six weeks beginning today, with nearly 900 million people, including 15.9 million first-time voters, eligible to cast ballots in the world's largest democratic exercise. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Election Commission officials fill forms for the postal ballot on the eve of the first phase of general election in Majuli, Assam, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Voting will take place in seven phases over six weeks beginning today, with nearly 900 million people, including 15.9 million first-time voters, eligible to cast ballots in the world's largest democratic exercise. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Election Commission officials check electronic voting machines before leaving for their polling booths in Jammu, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Election Commission officials check electronic voting machines before leaving for their polling booths in Jammu, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Election Commission officials check their electronic voting machines (EVM) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) before leaving for a polling station on the eve of the first phase of general election in Majuli, Assam, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Election Commission officials check their electronic voting machines (EVM) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) before leaving for a polling station on the eve of the first phase of general election in Majuli, Assam, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
An Election Commission official checks electronic voting machines (EVM) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) before distribution on the eve of the first phase of general election in Majuli, Assam, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
An Election Commission official checks electronic voting machines (EVM) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) before distribution on the eve of the first phase of general election in Majuli, Assam, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
An Election Commission official drops his postal ballot in a box on the eve of the first phase of general election in Majuli, Assam, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
An Election Commission official drops his postal ballot in a box on the eve of the first phase of general election in Majuli, Assam, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Election Commission officials check their electronic voting machines and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) before leaving for a polling station on the eve of the first phase of general election in Majuli, Assam, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Election Commission officials check their electronic voting machines and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) before leaving for a polling station on the eve of the first phase of general election in Majuli, Assam, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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