2014 polls: Campaigning for sixth phase to end this evening

New Delhi, Apr. 22: Campaigning for the sixth phase of this year’s general elections will end on Tuesday evening.

In all, 117 parliamentary constituencies spread over 12 states and a union territory will have elections on April 24 (Thursday).

Polls will be held for 39 seats in Tamil Nadu, 19 in Maharashtra, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Madhya Pradesh, seven each in Bihar and Chhattisgarh, six each in Assam and West Bengal, five in Rajasthan, four in Jharkhand, one in Jammu and Kashmir and one in Puducherry.

At least nie rallies are being held in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and West bengal today. Leaders are making last ditch efforts to woo voters in favour of their party candidates.

Mathura in Uttar Pradesh is emerging as one of the key constituencies going to the polls on April 24.

Around 16,50,000 voters will decide the fate of twelve candidates who are in the fray, including actress-turned-politician Hema Malini.

In Chhattisgarh, campaigning for the third and last phase of elections in the state will end this evening. Polling is scheduled for April 24 in seven Lok Sabha constituencies of the state. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address an election meeting in the afternoon at Bemetara in Durg Lok Sabha constituency.

In Madhya Pradesh, campaigning for the ten seats will end this evening. These seats are Vidhisha, Dewas, Indore, Dhar, Ujjain. Ratlam, Mandsour, Khandwa, Khargoun and Betul. A total of 118 candidates are in the fray whose political fate will be decided by more than one crore 69 lakh voters.

Prominent candidates of this phase are Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, former union minister Kantlal Bhuria and state Congress president Arun Yadav. (ANI with inputs)