Lok Sabha elections: Voting begins across 117 seats in phase 6 of LS polls

  • 5 years ago
Polling for the second biggest phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday, giving more than 180 million voters the right to have their say across 117 Lok Sabha seats.

A week after the largest round of polling for 121 seats, voters across 11 states and Union Territory Puducherry are casting their ballot to decide the political fortunes of 2,076 candidates in round six.

What's more, this round will also have a bearing on the prime ministerial ambitions of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, who is in the fray from bastion Mainpuri. Polling in key state Maharashtra will also be completed.

The Congress had won 36 of these 117 seats in 2009, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 26, the DMK 18, the AIADMK 9 and the Samajwadi Party 5.

Voting for 349 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats will be completed with this phase, leaving the last three stages.

For More information on this news visit : http://www.newsx.com/
Connect with us on Social platform at : http://www.facebook.com/newsxonline
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/newsxlive