NEW DELHI: The polling for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2019 for 59 constituencies has begun Sunday morning.
Congress party president Rahul Gandhi, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, Indian cricket team captian Virat Kohli cast their vote early today.
The second-last phase of the crucial 2019 election includes seven seats in Delhi, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight seats each in West Bengal, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh, and four in Jharkhand.
The campaigning by poliical parties as well as independent candidates for the sixth phase 6 of the Lok Sabha election 2019 ended on Friday evening.
The high-profile contestants in the fray include former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav who is facing rival Bhartiya Janta Party’s (BJP) rival Dinesh Lal Yadav populary known as Nirahua from the Azamgarh.
Delhi’s three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is facing Delhi BJP head and Parliamentarian Manoj Tiwari and Aam Aadmi Party’s Dilip Pandey in the North East Delhi constituency.
Others include Maneka Gandhi (BJP) who fighting an election against Mahagathbandan’s (SP-BSP) Sonu Singh and Congress’s Sanjay Singh in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur.
Madhya Pradesh’s two-time chief minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, is facing a BJP candidate and 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in Bhopal.
The counting of votes will begin on May 23, after the final leg or the seventh phase of polling.