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Voting underway for phase 5 of LS polls on 49 seats

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) Displaying cheerfulness and zeal, large numbers of Indian citizens lined up outside the polling booths, as voting began for 49 seats stretching over six states and two Union Territories in phase five of the Lok Sabha election at 7 am on Monday.
The electoral fate of political big guns like Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, and Piyush Goyal, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah would be sealed by the end of the day, when over 8.95 crore voters are eligible to express their democratic choice across 94,732 polling stations.
According to the Election Commission of India, the electorate comprises around 4.69 crore males, 4.26 crore females and 5,409 from the third gender in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal and two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
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