Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote today in Raisan Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, where Modi arrived in an open top jeep instead of a bulletproof vehicle. PM Modi walked down the streets showing his inked finger and addressed the media. “I believe the voter ID is more powerful. This shows the true strength of the masses,” he said. Polling has been delayed in several polling booths in Assam due to EVMs not worked properly.
Nearly 18.5 crore voters in Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Tripura and Union Territories Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu will decide the fate of Parliament aspirants for the next five years. The voting time for Phase 3 elections is from 7 am to 6 pm.
BJP and Congress party presidents are among the prime candidates in the third phase. While BJP’s President Amit Shah is making his Lok Sabha election debut from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is contesting from Kerala’s Wayanad, which is his second seat apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.