Polling process has begun 57 Lok Sabha constituency across seven states. In this phase approximately nine crore voters will decide the fate of 674 candidates contesting in this round including some very known and popular bigwigs faces like Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Smriti Irani.
Out of 57 seats BJP’s stake was high during 2014. BJP added 40 seats to its winning graph leaving just 2 seats for Congress, 7 for TMC and rest for other political party across different states.
In ongoing 5th Phase polling, Voting will take place at 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, 7 seats in each Madhya Pradesh & West Bengal, 5 in Bihar and 7 in Jharkhand. In Jammu & Kashmir, polling will take place in Ladakh constituency and Pulwama and Shopian district of Anantnag.
This is the smallest Lok Sabha polling phase among the all phases conducted till now. A total of 94,000 polling stations have been setup and approximately nine crore voters will decide the destiny of 674 candidates.
Polling percentage in all seven states:
Madhya Pradesh: 62.96%
Uttar Pradesh: 53.32%
West Bengal: 74.06%
Average voting percentage in seven states is 55.88%.
Have a sneak peak over 5th phase across seven states:
Home Minister and Lucknow BJP Candidate #RajnathSingh casts his vote.
Smriti Irani alleged Rahul Gandhi of Booth tempering in Amethi
Madhya Pradesh: A man in Chhatarpur arrives to vote, after his father’s last rites earlier today.
Bihar: One Ranjit Paswan arrested on charges of vandalizing an EVM machine at polling booth number 131 in Chhapra.
Bihar: Visuals from polling booth in Hajipur.
Jharkhand: Union Minister and BJP candidate from Hazaribagh, Jayant Sinha arrives at a polling booth to cast his vote.
Jharkhand: A man arrived with his 105-year-old mother to cast votes at polling booth number 450 in Hazaribagh.
Jawan helping an elderly woman at Howrah Rural, West Bengal, go to the booth to cast her ballot.
Glimpses of polling in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Rajasthan deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot casts his vote.
Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore arrives at a polling station in Jaipur to cast vote.
A woman aged 102 years cast her vote at a polling booth in Suratgarh, Rajasthan.
People wait to cast their vote at a booth in Ayodhya.
First time voter sharing a piece of responsibility as an citizen of country.