People in 12 states and union territories will vote on Thursday to elect 140 MPs in the second phase of LS elections being contested by big names including Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, George Fernandes, Ramvilas Paswan and Sushma Swaraj with their campaigning focussed mostly on the theme who is fit to lead the country.
Election is already on Wednesday in one seat in Manipur Lok Sabha constituency, although polling there is counted as part of round-two of the five-phase elections.
Polling would also be completed on Thursday to the state assemblies of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.
The first round of polling on 16th April was marked by violence in naxal-infested states, where 19 people were killed.
Rahul Gandhi is seeking re-election from the Gandhi family pocket-borough of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, Pawar from the newly created seat of Madha in Maharashtra, Swaraj from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh and Paswan from Hajipur in Bihar. Fernandes is contesting as an independent from Muzaffarpur after being shut out of his party.More