An early voter, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath came out to vote at around 7 AM at the Gorakhpur constituency of Uttar Pradesh.
Speaking to the media, he said that this is the first time since independence that the walls of casteism, language-ism, and the dynasty would be seen falling apart. Furthermore, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh predicted BJP and NDA's seats.
He said, "In the biggest democracy, the voting for the last and final phase has begun. I got an opportunity to vote in my constituency. The enthusiasm that could be witnessed across the country is an example of a mature democracy. I have witnessed the seven phases, seen it in the entire country that the entire election has been around PM Modi. Post-independence for the first time the walls of casteism, regionalism, languageism, and dynasty could be seen falling apart, these are good symptoms of a democracy."
"In Uttar Pradesh, six phases of Lok Sabha elections have concluded, today with the seventh phase the biggest election in the world's largest democracy the commitment to complete the elections peacefully has also been achieved. I can say it with belief, when the results will come out on May 23, the results will be in favour of BJP, PM Modi. I can say it with full belief that BJP will accomplish the mark of 300 plus, NDA will accomplish a mark of 400 plus in the entire country, over 74 in Uttar Pradesh," he added.
Prior to voting, Adityanath offered his prayers at the Gorakhnath Temple. The UP Chief Minister was also captured feeding the cattle in Gorakhpur before casting his vote in the phase-7 of General Elections.
In the last phase of polling, 13 seats each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, nine in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, all four constituencies in Himachal Pradesh, three in Jharkhand and one seat in the Union Territory of Chandigarh will witness the polling.
According to Election Commission of India (ECI), over 10.01 lakh voters will decide the fate of 918 candidates. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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