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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Polling underway for phase 2

Updated : 2019-04-18 11:48:09

Polling began on Thursday for 95 Lok Sabha seats spread across 11 states and the union territory of Puducherry, with Tamil Nadu witnessing contest in 38 constituencies.

Voting was also underway in 35 assembly constituencies in Odisha and in 18 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu.

Prominent faces in the fray in the Lok Sabha contest are Union ministers Jitendra Singh, Jual Oram, Sadananda Gowda and Pon Radhakrishnan; former prime minister H D Deve Gowda; DMK's Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja and Kanimozhi; Congress leaders Verappa Moily and Raj Babbar; National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and BJP's Hema Malini.

Over 15.80 crore voters will decide the fate of the 1,600-odd contestants.

Leading Tamil actor Ajith Kumar heads to a polling station in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to cast his vote during the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
Leading Tamil actor Ajith Kumar heads to a polling station in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to cast his vote during the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan along with his daughter Shruti Hassan show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, during the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Kamal Haasan's new party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is debuting in the elections with candidates contesting in all 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu. The party hopes to make a dent in the vote share.
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan along with his daughter Shruti Hassan show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, during the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Kamal Haasan's new party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is debuting in the elections with candidates contesting in all 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu. The party hopes to make a dent in the vote share.
Tamil superstar and politician Rajnikanth heads out of a polling station after casting his vote in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, early this morning during the second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections. The superstar cast his vote at the polling booth in Stella Maris College. Rajnikanth had earlier announced that he will participate in the 2021 state elections.
Tamil superstar and politician Rajnikanth heads out of a polling station after casting his vote in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, early this morning during the second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections. The superstar cast his vote at the polling booth in Stella Maris College. Rajnikanth had earlier announced that he will participate in the 2021 state elections.
Karti Chidambaram shows his ink-marked finger to the press after casting his vote in the Sivaganaga constituency in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. Karti P. Chidambaram is contesting from Sivaganga seat and fighting against BJP's National Secretary H. Raja.
Karti Chidambaram shows his ink-marked finger to the press after casting his vote in the Sivaganaga constituency in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. Karti P. Chidambaram is contesting from Sivaganga seat and fighting against BJP's National Secretary H. Raja.
People standing in a queue to cast their vote for Lok Sabha election in Bengaluru on April 18, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
People standing in a queue to cast their vote for Lok Sabha election in Bengaluru on April 18, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Security personnel help carry an old woman at the Bhagalpur Adarsh Matdan Kendra in Bihar. The state is polling for five constituencies in the second phase of elections.
Security personnel help carry an old woman at the Bhagalpur Adarsh Matdan Kendra in Bihar. The state is polling for five constituencies in the second phase of elections.
Tamil actor Prabhu and his family cast their votes in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil actor Prabhu and his family cast their votes in Tamil Nadu.
Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of the general election in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of the general election in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
Polling officials carry election materials past Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel at a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of the general election in Srinagar, April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/Files
Polling officials carry election materials past Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel at a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of the general election in Srinagar, April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/Files
A supporter of Kashmir's National Conference (NC) attends an election campaign rally in Srinagar April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/Files
A supporter of Kashmir's National Conference (NC) attends an election campaign rally in Srinagar April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/Files
Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of the general election in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of the general election in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside a polling station on the eve of the second phase of the general election in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside a polling station on the eve of the second phase of the general election in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiri polling officials carry electronic voting machines and other election material on the eve of the second phase of general election outside a distribution centre in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiri polling officials carry electronic voting machines and other election material on the eve of the second phase of general election outside a distribution centre in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri polling official carries electronic voting machines and other election material for distribution on the eve of the second phase of general election inside a distribution centre in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri polling official carries electronic voting machines and other election material for distribution on the eve of the second phase of general election inside a distribution centre in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiri polling officials and paramilitary soldiers check their duty roster posted on a wall on the eve of the second phase of the general election in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiri polling officials and paramilitary soldiers check their duty roster posted on a wall on the eve of the second phase of the general election in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside a polling station on the eve of the second phase of the general election in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside a polling station on the eve of the second phase of the general election in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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