Malayalam actors Mohanlal and Mammootty cast their votes in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram respectively.
Apr 23, 2019, 11.17 AM
Jaya Prada casts her vote
Bollywood actor-turned-politician and BJP candidate from Rampur Jaya Prada cast her vote at a polling booth in Rampur's Murtaza Inter College on Tuesday morning.
Yesterday, her arch-rival Azam Khan's son Abdullah has made a derogatory remark and called Jaya "Anarkali".
Jaya Prada has called on the Election Commission to take notice of the remark, which comes close on the heels of similarly shocking ones made by his father.
"Can't decide whether to laugh or cry, like father like son. Hadn't expected this from Abdullah. He's an educated man. Your father says 'I'm Amrapali' & you say 'I'm Anarkali,' Is that how you see women of society?" Jaya Prada said.
PM Modi cast his vote at a polling booth in Nishan Higher Secondary School in Ranip, Ahmedabad. Drawing an analogy between voting and Kumbh, Modi said him exercising his franchise is like taking a holy dip in Kumbh.
Apr 23, 2019, 08.31 AM
PM Narendra Modi casts his vote at a polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad.Seen outside the polling booth with BJP chief Amit Shah, Modi spent some time at his mother's home. (ANI Photo)
Kerala CM P Vijayan queues up to casts his vote at the polling booth in RC Amala Basic UP School in Pinarayi in Kannur district. (ANI Photo)
Apr 23, 2019, 08.09 AM
BJP President and party's candidate from Gandhinagar Parliamentary constituency Amit Shah, near the polling booth at Nishan Higher Secondary School in Ranip, Ahmedabad. (ANI Photo)
Apr 23, 2019, 07.58 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother at her residence in Gandhinagar today. He will cast his vote in Ahmedabad, shortly.
Apr 23, 2019, 07.37 AM
West Bengal: Voters queue outside polling booth in Kotwali Junior Basic School, in Malda; 5 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state are voting in the third phase of general elections today pic.twitter.com/MQpWKd8Hz7
13 states and 2 union territories are voting on 116 seats : Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Tripura and Union Territories Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.
Apr 23, 2019, 06.39 AM
Voting in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Odisha will end early.
Election officials along with security personnel travel by tractors to reach a polling station, at Hajo in Kamrup district of Assam. (PTI Photo)
Apr 23, 2019, 06.35 AM
Besides all seats in Gujarat (26) and Kerala (20), voting will be held in four seats in Assam, five in Bihar, seven in Chhattisgarh, 14 each in Karnataka and Maharashtra, six in Odisha, 10 in Uttar Pradesh, five in West Bengal, two in Goa, and one each in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Tripura.
The stakes are high for the ruling BJP and its allies as they bagged 66 seats out of these 116 spread across 14 states and Union Territories in 2014 general election, while the Congress and its alliance partners won 27, and the rest went to other opposition parties and Independents.
Apr 23, 2019, 06.21 AM
Polling will be held on Tuesday for the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha election in 116 seats, including all constituencies in Gujarat and Kerala, with BJP president Amit Shah, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and several Union ministers among prominent candidates in the fray.
Apr 23, 2019, 06.15 AM
About 18.56 crore voters are eligible for voting in third phase and the Election Commission has set up 2.10 lakh polling booths/stations and has made elaborate security arrangements.