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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Polling begins in 91 seats in phase one

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India, the world's largest democracy, will conduct the first phase of polling on April 11, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on May 23. The 17th Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases as per the Election Commission. The polling dates for the general elections are April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Polling begins in 91 seats in phase one
Voting began on Thursday 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.
An impressive 12 percent voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad till 9 am with an overall turnout in the state recorded at 13.34 percent. Meanwhile, the voter turnout has been recorded at a little over 13 percent in Uttarakhand till 9 am.
The polling dates for the general elections are April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.
Here's all you need to know about the Phase 1 of the 17th Lok Sabha elections:
States and Union Territories going to polls on April 11:
Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir,  Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
State-wise break-up:
Andhra Pradesh: Main parties: BJP, Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), YSR Congress Party (YSRC), Jana Sena
Constituencies: 25, which includes Aruku, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Anakapalli, Kakinada, Amalapuram, Rajahmundry, Narsapuram, Eluru, Machilipatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Narasaraopet, Bapatla, Ongole, Nandyal, Kurnool, Anantapur, Hindupur, Kadapa, Nellore, Tirupati, Rajampet, Chittoor
No. of candidates: 319
Arunachal Pradesh: Main parties: BJP, Congress, People's Party of Arunachal (PPA)
Constituencies: 2 constituencies, Arunachal West and Arunachal East
No. of candidates: 12
Assam: Main parties: BJP, Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)
Constituencies: 5 constituencies. Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur
No. of candidates: 41
Bihar: Main parties: BJP+Janata Dal (United) alliance, Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal alliance
Constituencies: 4 constituencies. Aurangabad, Gaya, Nawada, Jamui
No. of candidates: 44
Chhattisgarh: Main parties: BJP, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
Constituencies: 1 constituency. Bastar
No. of candidates: 7
Jammu and Kashmir: Main parties: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Congress and Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) alliance; and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP)
Constituencies: 2 constituencies. Baramulla, Jammu
No. of candidates: 33
Maharashtra: Main parties: BJP and Shiv Sena (SS); Congress and National Congress Party (NCP)
Constituencies: 7 constituencies. Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur, Yavatmal-Washim
No. of candidates: 122
Manipur: Main parties:  BJP, Congress and Naga People's Front (NPF)
Constituencies: 1 constituency. Outer Manipur
No. of candidates: 8
MeghalayaMain parties: BJP, Congress, National People's Party (NPP) and United Democratic Party (UDP)
Constituencies: 2 constituencies, namely Shillong and Tura
No. of candidates: 9
Mizoram: Main parties: BJP, Congress and Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) alliance and Mizo National Front (MNF)
Constituencies: 1 constituency of Mizoram
No. of candidates: 6
Nagaland: Main parties: National People's Party (NPP) and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP)
Constituencies: 1 constituency of Nagaland
No. of candidates: 4
Odisha: Main parties: BJP, Congress and Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
Constituencies: 4 constituencies, namely Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur, Koraput
No. of candidates: 26
Sikkim: Main parties: BJP, Congress, Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP), Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM)
Constituencies: 1 constituency of Sikkim
No. of candidates: 11
Telangana: Main parties: BJP, Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM)
Constituencies: 17 constituencies, including Adilabad, Peddapalle, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Zahirabad, Medak, Malkajgiri, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Chevella, Mahbubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Nalgonda, Bhongir, Warangal, Mahabubabad, Khammam
No. of candidates: 443
Tripura: Main parties: BJP, Congress, Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPM and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC)
Constituencies: 1 constituency. Tripura West
No. of candidates: 13
Uttar Pradesh: Main parties: BJP, Congress and alliance of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD)
Constituencies: 8 constituencies, namely Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar
No. of candidates: 96
Uttarakhand: Main parties: BJP, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
Constituencies: 5 constituencies, namely Tehri Garhwal, Garhwal, Almora, Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar, Haridwar
No. of candidates: 52
West Bengal: Main parties:  BJP, Congress, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Left (CPM, RSP, AIFB)
Constituencies: 2 constituencies. Coochbehar, Alipurduars
No. of candidates: 18
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Main parties: BJP, Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC)
Constituencies: 1 constituency of Andaman & Nicobar Islands
No. of candidates: 15
Lakshadweep: Main parties: BJP, Congress and National Congress Party (NCP)
Constituencies: 1 constituency of Lakshadweep
No. of candidates: 6
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