Five MLAs, including a state minister, are among the 45 candidates trying to make it to Parliament from Himachal Pradesh where polling will be held Sunday, the last phase of voting in the 2019 elections.
Among the 45 candidates is Congress nominee from Mandi, Aashray Sharma, whose father had to sacrifice his berth in the state's BJP government.
There are 53,30,154 registered voters for the four constituencies -- Shimla (SC), Mandi, Hamirpur and Kangra -- in the state.
A direct contest is expected between the Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, which had won all four seats in 2014.
Kangra's Congress MLA Pawan Kajal is contesting against him.
His father Anil Sharma had to resign from the state cabinet after he decided to contest on the Congress ticket.
Anil Sharma's resignation followed an awkward phase during which the minister refused to campaign for his own party's candidate in Mandi, insisting that he would not takes sides.
The state is almost certain to see some assembly by-polls in the coming months to fill vacant seats, as both the Congress and the BJP have fielded MLAs.
Although the state sends just four MPs to the Lok Sabha, political parties spared no efforts during the last days of the campaign.
Superintendent of Police (law and order) Khushhal Sharma said elaborate security arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the polls in the state.
Voting in the state will begin at 7 am and will go on till 6 pm.
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