lok sabha election

A total of 918 candidates, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are in the fray in this last phase of ongoing polls. The Prime Minister is seeking re-election from Varanasi and is challenged by Ajay Rai of the Congress and SP's Shalini Yadav.

A day before the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 are to conclude, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath temple Saturday to offer prayers at the holy shrine.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address 3 public rallies today - in Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh), Solan (Himachal Pradesh) and Bathinda (Punjab).

The fate of several key leaders including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union Minister Smriti Irani will be decided in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls which will witness voting in 51 constituencies spread across seven states.

The first four phases of the polls were held on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. After the fifth phase today, the sixth and seventh phases will take place on May 12 and May 19 respectively. The counting of votes is scheduled on May 23.

Dr Vardhan will seek re-election from Chandani Chowk against JP Aggarwal of the Congress party and the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Pankaj Gupta.

The former Indian captain, a resident of Bengaluru, will not be able to vote in the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls on April 18.