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Lok Sabha polls Phase-3: Modi govt's toughest perception battle ends today

With this phase, elections would be over in the regions where people are least willing to give the Modi govt credit for the Balakot air strike and are least likely to want Modi back in power

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Voters show their election cards as they stand in a queue to cast their vote, during the third phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Photo: PTI

When voting for Phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections 2019 ends on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government might heave a sigh of relief. The region going to the polls today is the one where, according to data, the Modi government is the least popular and gets the least credit for its 'tough on Pakistan' stance, especially with the Balakot air strike.   Voting in all five states of South India — Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana — will have concluded on April 23. Together, these states account for 129 parliamentary constituencies, ...