Women Voters Come Out In Large Numbers To Exercise Their Franchise

Updated: April 18, 2019 16:30 IST

The second phase of the gigantic Lok Sabha elections today covered Assam, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Union Territory Puducherry. 38 Lok Sabha and 18 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu are voting today. Besides Tamil Nadu, polling was held in 14 seats in Karnataka, 10 in Maharashtra, eight in western Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha. Three seats each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one seat each in Manipur and Puducherry are also part of phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections. Women voters flocked to booths in several parts of the country even before polling began.

Women Voters Come Out In Large Numbers To Exercise Their Franchise
An elderly woman shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station, Baharghat in Assam's Nalbari district.
Women Voters Come Out In Large Numbers To Exercise Their Franchise
An elderly woman casts her vote during the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station in Bihar's Bhagalpur district.
Women Voters Come Out In Large Numbers To Exercise Their Franchise
Burqa-clad women wait to cast their votes at a polling station, during the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Assam's Hojai.
Women Voters Come Out In Large Numbers To Exercise Their Franchise
A voter shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote, during the second phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.
Women Voters Come Out In Large Numbers To Exercise Their Franchise
Women voters show their ink-marked fingers after casting their vote at a polling station during the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha elections, at Siyana in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district.
Women Voters Come Out In Large Numbers To Exercise Their Franchise
An elderly voter is assisted as she arrives to cast vote during the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station, Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari district.

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