Lok Sabha elections LIVE: 63.3% voter turnout in sixth phase, says EC
In Lok Sabha elections 2019 Phase 6 today, voters will decide the fate of 979 candidates in 59 parliamentary constituencies
People wait in a queue to cast their vote during the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Sultanpur | Photo: PTI
Voters in north India lined up early on Sunday to cast their ballots in the penultimate round of a seven-phase general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party facing a diverse group of opposition parties seeking to deny him a second term.
More than 100 million people across seven states are eligible to vote in the sixth phase of the 39-day-long poll, which Modi began on April 11 as front-runner after an escalation of tension with neighbouring Pakistan.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, said the main issues in the election were unemployment, distress in the countryside, demonetisation, and GST. "It was a good fight," Gandhi said after he cast his vote in Delhi. "Narendra Modi used hatred, we used love. And I think love is going to win."
Modi, who was speaking later at an election rally in Indore, said saying dynasty had taken Gandhi to the top position of his party, but it "doesn't bring vision and wisdom".
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