Phase 3: Polling ends in 17 states and 2 Union Territories

RSTV Bureau
File Photo : Voters show their identity cards as they stand in a queue to cast their vote. (PTI Photo)

File Photo: Voters show their identity cards as they stand in a queue to cast their vote. (PTI Photo)

Voting ends in 13 states and 2 Union Territories across the country in the third phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Campaigning for the third phase of Lok Sabha polls ended on April 21, 2019.

117 seats spread across 13 states and  2 Union Territories voted in the third phase.

Single phase elections took place for all 26 seats in Gujarat, all 20 seats in Kerala, 2 seats in Goa, 14 seats each of Maharashtra and Karnataka, 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 7 seats in Chhattisgarh, 6 seats in Odisha, 5 seats each in West Bengal and Bihar, 4 seats in Assam, 1 seat in Jammu and Kashmir and one seat each in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu voted today.

Many prominent names are in the fray in the third phase. All eyes are on BJP chief Amit Shah contesting from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad, Sambit Patra from Puri Lok Sabha seat in Odisha, Jaya Prada, BJP candidate from from Rampur, BJP’s Varun Gandhi from Pilibhit, Congress party’s Abhijit Mukherjee from Jangipur Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal and SP’s Mulayam Singh Yadav from Mainpuri.

For 543 seats, Lok Sabha polls are being conducted in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Counting will take place on May 23.

(With inputs from Agencies)