Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls

The crucial third phase of polling on April 10 will see all constituencies of Delhi (7) and Kerala (20) go to polls. Apart from that, polling kicks off in many states like – Chhattisgarh (1), Haryana (10), Bihar (6), Jharkhand (5), Madhya Pradesh (9) and 10 constituencies each for Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Orissa. Also constituencies like Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Jammu will vote in round three of these elections.
Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls
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.

Seen here voters in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh wait in line to cast their votes.
Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls
Polling is taking place in 91 of the country's 543 Lok Sabha constituencies.

Among the constituencies voting today are all seven seats in Delhi, 10 in UP, six in Bihar, 10 each in Haryana, Odisha and Maharashtra, all 20 in Kerala, four in Jharkhand, nine in Madhya Pradesh and one seat in Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Lakshwadeep and Jammu and Kashmir.

Voters wait to cast their vote in Sasaram, Bihar.
Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls
Early voters wait next to an election booth to cast their vote in New Delhi.
Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls
Voters show their voter ID cards outside a polling booth in Newada, Bihar.
Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls
The crucial third phase of polling on April 10 will see all constituencies of Delhi (7) and Kerala (20) go to polls.

Apart from that, polling kicks off in many states like – Chhattisgarh (1), Haryana (10), Bihar (6), Jharkhand (5), Madhya Pradesh (9) and 10 constituencies each for Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Orissa. Also constituencies like Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Jammu will vote in round three of these elections.
Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls
An electronic voting machine (EVM) at a polling booth in Ghaziabad.
Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls
Election officers check documents before distributing them to polling stations, at an election control room in New Delhi.
Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls
Armed security personnel await deployment to their respective polling stations in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls
A voter awareness billboard asks citizens of the country to cast their vote.
Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls
Election officials prepare to leave for their respective polling stations.
Big states, big stakes in round 3 of polls
A policeman stands guard at a roadside checkpoint in New Delhi.

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