Mumbai, April 19: Voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 took place on Thursday, April 18. A total voter turnout of 66 per cent was recorded as voting took place on 95 seats in 11 states and one Union Territory. With two phases having been concluded, campaigning is now gaining pace for the third phase of General Elections, which will be taking place on April 23, Tuesday. Today, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will be campaigning in Gujarat and Maharashtra while Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address rallies in Gujarat and Karnataka. Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Phase 2 Polling Ends in 95 Constituencies, 67.84% Total Voter Turnout Recorded.
Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will be addressing a rally in Amethi today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in New Delhi to hold meetings with BJP officials amid Lok Sabha polls. Lok Sabha Polls 2019 Phase 2: As it Happened.
On Thursday, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and party leader Poonam Sinha filed their nominations from Azamgarh and Lucknow respectively for Lok Sabha Elections. Meanwhile, Union Minister and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi also filed nomination from Sultanpur seat in Uttar Pradesh. Tejashwi Yadav Calls PM Modi ‘Fake OBC’, BJP Hits Back.
All eyes are also on the Election Commission of India with a series of complaints having been filed on alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct. The poll body is also set to decide the fate of the Prime Minister's biopic 'PM Narendra Modi', starring Vivek Oberoi.