The 2019 Lok Sabha elections phase 1 polling of the seven began on Thursday morning in 91 constituencies spread across 20 states and Union territories. Beside General elections polling, people in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha will also cast their vote for their respective assembly elections.
As polling for national elections and assembly polls for phase 1 began simultanuously on Thursday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India to vote in large numbers.
“2019 Lok Sabha elections commence today. I call upon all those whose constituencies are voting in the first phase today to turn out in record numbers and exercise their franchise. I especially urge young and first-time voters to vote in large numbers.”
2019 Lok Sabha elections commence today.— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 11, 2019
I call upon all those whose constituencies are voting in the first phase today to turn out in record numbers and exercise their franchise.
I specially urge young and first-time voters to vote in large numbers.
The Phase 1 polling will be held in the states like Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Telangana are voting today in a single phase. Phase 1 voting is also being held in parts of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
There are a total of 14.21 crore electors in phase 1, among which 7.22 crore are male and 8.99 crores are female. The Election Commission of India has set up 1.70 lakh polling booths for the first phase polling of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Lok election polling is scheduled to hold in 7 phase from April 11 to May 19. The counting of votes will be done on May 23rd.