Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is campaigning in Varanasi where he takes on the BJP's Narendra Modi in the general elections, has sent out an SOS.
An appeal from several Bollywood actors, directors and scriptwriters to Indian voters has split the film industry into two camps.
121 constituencies across 12 states and union territories are voting today in the fifth round of India's nine-phase national election.
The Election Commission on Wednesday censured Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan for making controversial remarks during campaigning.
Film actor-turned-politician is fighting with his back to the wall to retain Patna Saheb.
Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi, the former Chhattisgarh chief minister was asked by his party, the Congress to take on the BJP's sitting MP Chandulal Sahu from Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh.
A nine-term MP from the BJP, Jaswant Singh was forced to contest as an independent from Barmer after he was denied a ticket by his old party. He faces Colonel Sonaram Chowdhury, a recent Congress import who pipped Mr Singh to walk away with the BJP ticket.
Baijayant Panda, popularly known as Jay Panda, is the suave, erudite face of the Biju Janata Dal in the Lok Sabha.
Abhishek Singh, son of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, makes his electoral debut from Rajnandgaon.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, the union health and family welfare minister is contesting the first Lok Sabha election from a constituency in his home state Jammu and Kashmir.
Subodh Kant Sahai was dropped from the union council of ministers after his name was dragged in coal blocks allocation scam, but managed to get the Congress ticket again from Ranchi, the Jharkhand capital. He is engaged in a direct fight with former MP Ram Tahal Chaudhary of the BJP.
Gopinath Munde, the BJP's deputy leader in the Lok Sabha and former Maharashtra deputy chief minister, has been renominated from Beed in the Marathwada region.
Ace footballer Bhaichung Bhutia makes his debut in electoral politics by entering the contest from Darjeeling on the Trinamool Congress ticket. He faces an uphill task, as the BJP's SS Ahluwalia is being backed by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which is spearheading a campaign for a separate state of Gorkhaland.
Supriya Sule, NCP strongman Sharad Pawar's daughter has been renominated from Baramati, a constituency which sent her father to the Lok Sabha six times in the past.
Congress general secretary CP Joshi is facing a stiff fight from former Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Jaipur Rural.