India kicks off 3rd phase of general elections

Tuesday, 2019-04-23 09:25:51
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Indian women holding umbrellas wait in queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Jorhat district of Assam, India, 11 April 2019. (Photo: EPA/STR)
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Voting for the third phase of India's ongoing parliamentary elections began on April 23.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to cast his ballot in Ahmedabad in the Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency, where the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s President Amit Shah is one of the candidates.

The general elections are being held in seven phases for the 543 constituencies in the lower house of parliament, or the Lok Sabha.

The first phase was held on April 11 and the second was held on April 18. The last phase will be held on May 19 and the results would be announced on May 23.

Xinhua