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Today was the largest single day of voting in the five-week national election.
Today is the largest single day of voting in the five-week national election. Here is your 10-point cheat-sheet to this story:
121 constituencies across 12 states and union territories are voting today in the fifth and biggest round of India's nine-phase national election. Former corporate Nandan Nilekani, several union ministers and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda are among the 1,769 candidates in this round.
In the fifth and biggest round of India's nine-phase national elections, 121 constituencies across 12 states and union territories will vote today.
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Millions of Indians voted today across 11 states and three Union Territories in one of the biggest phases of the national election to pick a new government at the Centre. Polling took place in 91 of the country's 543 Lok Sabha constituencies. The nine-phase election battle will end on May 12 and the votes will be counted on May 16.
Voting is taking place in 11 states and three union territories in round 3 of the national election that ends on May 12. Here is a look at the key contests
Millions of Indians are voting today across 11 states and three Union Territories in one of the biggest phases of the national election to pick a new government at the Centre. Polling is taking place in 91 of the country's 543 Lok Sabha constituencies. The nine-phase election battle will end on May 12 and the votes will be counted on May 16.
The BJP today released its much-delayed manifesto on a day India began voting for a new government in the first of a nine-phase general election spread over 36 days. "Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat" (One India, great India) and "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas" are the main slogans of the 52-page manifesto.
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), led by N Chandrababu Naidu, finally joined hands with the BJP, just a day ahead of the general elections.
A Congress member of parliament from Andhra Pradesh has been charged along with four others for their suspected role in an international corruption scheme, the US Justice Department said.
The Congress party today promised a slew of pro-poor measures including homes and affordable health care for all, with its top leaders taking digs at the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi said people should not believe in opinion polls that have predicted her party's defeat. "They got it wrong in the previous election in 2009. I am confident that we will win," she said.
The Supreme Court today asked the government to explain why the Aadhar card is still being treated as mandatory by the government for citizens who want to get their marriages or property registered, or receive a gas connection. In September, the court had ruled that the card cannot be a prerequisite for public services.
Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who is upset over not being allowed to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from his home constituency, announced today that he will file nomination papers tomorrow to contest elections from Barmer in Rajasthan. Mr Singh, who has reportedly abandoned the idea of resigning from the BJP, also said today that he is insulted at the suggestion that the party would "adjust" him.