Polls pick up momentum: Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra urge voters to cast vote

NEW DELHI: As the polling for the III-phase in Assam, West Bengal and single-phase poll in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are picking up momentum, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra urged the people to exercise their franchise.

"Do cast your votes today - India is counting on you." His sister Priyanka Gandhi, who is in home isolation after her husband Robert Vadra tested positive for Covid-19, took to Twitter and wrote, "As polling begins in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, I request my sisters and brothers to go out and vote in large numbers and ensure a strong, progressive and prosperous future for themselves." Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and wrote,

Polling for the 40 Assembly constituencies in Assam and 31 constituencies in West Bengal is underway. Polling for the 234-member Tamil Nadu assembly and 140-member Kerala assembly is also going on. While polling for the 30 assembly seats in Puducherry is also underway.

As for Kerala,  total of 2.74 crore voters will decide the fate of 957 candidates in the fray. Voting will end at 6 pm. According to the Election Commission, the total electorate in the state includes 1,32,83,724 male voters, 1,41,62,025 female voters and 290 transgenders. These include 87,318 expatriate men, 6,086 women and 11 transgender people.

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