India Elections : Polling for first phase of LS elections tomorrow

Candidates literally rolled through the constituencies in their vehicles as campaigning ended at 4 pm on Tuesday for the first phase of elections scheduled for Thursday, April 16.

The states that would go for polls in the first phase are Arunachal Pradesh for 22 seats, 16 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Bihar, 13 in Maharashtra and 10 seats in Orissa.

Also six seats in Jharkhand, 20 seats in Kerala, 11 in Chhattisgarh, three in Assam, two in Meghalaya, and two in Arunachal Pradesh would see voting in first phase.

Apart from the above mentioned states, polls would also be held on one seat in each state of Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.

Voters casting their vote in the first phase will have to wait for more than a month for the results as counting will be taken up only on May 16.

Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa will also be held simultaneously on Wednesday.

While elections will be held in 154 out of a total of 294 assembly constituencies in Andhra, 70 out of 147 assembly constituencies will go to polls in Orissa.

Tight security arrangements have been made for the polls with Central paramilitary forces being deployed along with the security forces of the States.
Other phases of Lok Sabha polls are due on April 23, 30 and May 7 and 13.

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