Polling in fourth phase begins for 72 Lok Sabha seats

The fourth phase of Lok Sabha election for 72 parliamentary constituencies across nine states in India began today at 7am. Voting will take place in 13 seats in Rajasthan and UP, for 17 seats in Maharashtra, six each in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, 5 seats in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and Anantnag constituencies in Jammu & Kashmir under this phase. 
This phase also marks the beginning of polling in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh where the Congress made a comeback by forming the government. Some of the star contestants to watch out for in this phase as Kanhaiya Kumar (CPI),  Urmila Matondkar (Congress), Dimple Yadav (Samajwadi Party) Union Ministers Giriraj Singh, Subhash Bhamre and several others. 
A total of 961 candidates will be contesting in the fourth phase, according to the Election Commission. Meanwhile, the first three phases witnessed voting in 302 Lok Sabha constituencies. With this phase, the polling will come to an end in Maharashtra while polling in Uttar Pradesh for 13 seats will be a tough fight between the BJP ans SP-BSP combine. In Odisha, which is BJD’s bastion, the BJP is trying to make space for itself in this poll. 
The General Elections are being held in seven phases for 542 Lok Sabha seats and the results will be declared on May 23rd, barring election in Vellore constituency which has been cancelled duo to excess distribution of money.

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