Voters Turn Out In Large Numbers In Phase 5 Of General Elections
Updated: May 06, 2019 18:42 IST
The fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections started this morning with seven states voting to elect representatives to 51 seats in the Lower House of Parliament. More than 87 million people across seven states are eligible to vote in this phase, which includes some of the country's most electorally-important regions such as Uttar Pradesh, the state with the most members of parliament. The number of seats that were voted for were 14 in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, seven each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar, four in Jharkhand, and two in Jammu and Kashmir. The fifth phase saw voting in many high-profile seats, such both Rae Bareli and Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, which are traditional Congress strongholds. With this phase, election will be over in 424 seats and polling in the remaining 118 seats will be held on May 12 and 19. Election to 542 Lok Sabha seats is being conducted in seven phases between April 11 and May 19.
Girdhar Vyas, who claims to sport the longest moustache in the world, shows his finger marked with indelible ink at a polling station in Rajasthan's Bikaner
An elderly woman is carried by a relative from a polling station in Bangaon parliamentary constituency in West Bengal's Nadia district.
Women show their ID cards as they wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Nagaur district of Rajasthan.
A first time voter takes her selfie after casting her vote at a polling station in Howrah district, West Bengal.
Cricketer MS Dhoni's brother Narendra Singh Dhoni shows his inked finger along with his wife Mamta Singh Dhoni after casting vote at a polling station in Jharkhand's Ranchi.
Women voters show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station in Rajasthan's Nagaur district.
Migrant Kashmiri Pandits wait in queue at a special polling station to cast their vote for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Jammu.
Security personnel carry an elderly woman to a polling station to cast vote at Hajipur in Vaishali district, Bihar.
Security personnel assist a wheelchair-bound voter at a polling station in Howrah district, West Bengal.