Indian filmmaker A.R Rahman cast his vote in Chennai today as India went to polls for Phase 2 of General Elections. Proudly showing off his inked finger on social media, he asked, "Done, Have you?".
Engulfed with controversies ranging from politics of polarisation to coalition tears, price tags on votes and even doppelgangers, the Lok Sabha elections on April 18 walks into its second phase of voting.
With 95 seats, 1619 candidates and 179880 polling booths at disposition the states that will go to polls on Thursday are-
Assam (5 seats), Bihar (5 seats), Chhattisgarh (3 seats), Jammu and Kashmir (2 seats), Karnataka (14 seats), Maharashtra (10 seats), Manipur (1 seat), Odisha (5 seats), Tamil Nadu (38 seats), Uttar Pradesh (8 seats), West Bengal(3 seats) and Puducherry (1 seat).
The list does not account for Tamil Nadu's Vellore and Tripura East constituency.
The polls will see seats from where high profile candidates are contending:
Deve Gowda (JD), BK Hariprasad (Congress), PC Mohan (BJP), Yashwant Singh (BJP), Raj Babbar (Congress), Hema Malini (BJP), SP Singh Baghel (BJP), Maharaj Kumari Pragya Debburman (Congress), Farooq Abdullah (NC), Syed Mohsin (PDP), Mohammad Salim (CPM), Ashok Chavan (Congress)