As people in India witnessing the controversial statements over anti-Sikh riots and allegations of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi using an aircraft carrier for private use, voters are set to vote in the sixth-phase of ongoing Lok Sabha elections on Sunday.
A total of 59 constituencies, spread over seven states, will go to the polls in this phase. Voting will take place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh; all 10 in Haryana; eight each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh; all seven seats in Delhi and four in Jharkhand.
The phase will witness prominent candidates include Union Ministers and BJP leaders – Radha Mohan Singh, Harsh Vardhan, Maneka Gandhi, Narendra Singh Tomar, Krishan Pal Gurjar and Rao Inderjit Singh. BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav trying their luck to win the elections.
In Delhi, prominent candidates in the fray include Dr Harsh Vardhan, BJP’s Delhi Unit Chief Manoj Tiwari and cricketer Gautam Gambhir also from BJP, former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Shiela Dikshit and her party colleagues Ajay Maken and boxer Vijender Singh, Aam Aadmi Party’s Raghav Chadha, Atishi and Dilip Pandey.
Voting will begin at 7 AM and continue till 6 PM.
2019 Parliamentary Elections has seven phases, voting for which commenced on 11 April and will last until 19 May. With five phases already completed, the remaining two phases of the elections are scheduled respectively on 12 May, and 19 May. Votes will be counted on 23 May 2019.