IN PICTURES | Swara Bhasker Casts Vote In The Ongoing Phase 6 Of Lok Sabha Elections. Here's What She Wrote

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Swara Bhasker shares a few pictures as she queued up to cast her vote in Delhi on May 12.

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:

Polling began Sunday morning for 59 Lok Sabha seats in the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls with Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh, Harsh Vardhan and Maneka Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia among several prominent faces in the fray.

Elections are being held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, eights constituencies each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, seven seats in Delhi and four in Jharkhand.

Swara Bhasker on Sunday afternoon cast her vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections in Delhi. The actress took to her Twitter handle to write: "I voted for #India Hope you are voting too! #Delhi #LokSabhaElections2019" [sic]

Voting, that was scheduled to start at 7 am, began late at some booths in the national capital Sunday. Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain said that voting started 50 minutes late at three polling booths.

Among the early voters in the national capital were former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Congress's New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken, Union minister Harsh Vardhan, BJP's East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir, and BJP national general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal.

Over 1.43 crore people in Delhi are eligible to vote in this election which will decide the fate of 164 candidates, of which 18 are women. There are 43 independent candidates.

While 2,54,723 voters are in the age group of 18 and 19, there are 40,532 electorate with disability who would be provided pick up and drop facility. 

As voting is underway for the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections, here are some interesting facts

  • 59 Lok Sabha constituencies across 7 states headed to polls.
  • Over 10.17 crore voters to decide fate of 979 candidates.
  • Over 1.13 lakh polling stations in place for smooth conduct of polls
  • In the last five phases, 424 out of 543 seats have already gone to polls.
  • Percentage wise, 78 per cent seats have undergone the electoral exercise till the fifth phase

(Source: Election Commission)

(With Inputs from PTI)

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