Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth cast his vote at the polling station in Stella Maris College, in Chennai Central parliamentary constituency on Thursday morning. In the video above, the actor can be seen arriving in his car amidst heavy security and walking up to the poll booth. As per sources, before leaving the actor urged people to participate in the Election process, and remarked that every resident of Tamil Nadu should cast their vote.
Engulfed with controversies ranging from politics of polarisation to coalition tears, price tags on votes and even dopplegangers, 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)