Out of total 7 phases of National elections, 2019, phase 5 National Lok Sabha elections starts today. BJP stalwarts and Congress party’s top leaders, including UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, are among the key candidates as 51 constituencies across seven states vote today in phase 5 of national elections.
Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal are the main state’s polling today. In Uttar Pradesh, Amethi, Raebaerily and Lucknow are the key constituencies in which Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has been challenged by Union Minister Smriti Irani for the second time in Amethi, and in Lucknow, Union Minister Rajnath Singh is seeking re-election. The SP-BSP-RLD alliance has chosen Poonam Saxena, wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha as its candidate against Rajnath Singh. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is again contesting from Raebareily, BJP has fielded ex-Congressman Dinesh Singh Tripathi against Sonia Gandhi.
Pulwama, where 40 soldiers died when their convoy was attacked, is also voting today in the third phase of polling for Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag constituency.