Malayalam film star Mammootty cast his vote in Kochi as the third phase of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections kicked off. In the video above, the actor can be seen arriving at the polling station amidst heavy security and then walking out after exercising his right to vote.
From spokesperson jumping parties to controversial statements on martyrs and ambiguity on the Congress president's citizenship, amid all the political bustle the country walks into the third phase of Parliamentary elections on April 23.
With 15 states, 117 seats and 1640 candidates in fray, the states that will go to polls on Tuesday are-
Assam (4), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (7), Gujarat (26), Goa (2), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Karnataka (20), Maharashtra (14), Odisha (6), Uttar Pradesh (10), West Bengal (5), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (1), Daman and Diu (1)
Rahul Gandhi (Congress), Amit Shah (BJP), Feroze Varun Gandhi (BJP), Azam Khan (SP), Jaya Prada (BJP), Shivpal Singh Yadav (PSP-Lohia), Mulayam Singh Yadav (SP), Badruddin Ajmal (AIUDF), Sharad Yadav (RJD), Ranjeet Ranjan (Congress), Sarfaraz Alam (RJD), Vijay Baghel (BJP), Jyotsna Mahant (Congress), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP), Arpita Ghosh (TMC), Abhijit Mukherjee (Congress), Badaruddoza Khan (CPI-M), Abu Taher Khan (TMC), Prakash Hukkeri (Congress), VS Ugrappa (Congress), Ananthkumar Hegde (BJP), Supriya Sule (NCP), Girish Bapat (BJP),