On Tuesday, Voters in 117 Lok Sabha seats spread across 15 states and Union Territories will exercise their franchise in the third phase of Lok Sabha election. Over 18 crore 85 lakh voters, including 96598912 male, 86226460 female and 7043 third gender voters, will decide the fate of nearly 1640 candidates in the third phase. Voting will be held in all 26 seats in Gujarat, 20 in Kerala, 2 in Goa, 1 each in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu in the third phase on Tuesday. Besides, polling will also be held in four seats in Assam, five in Bihar, seven in Chhattisgarh, one in Jammu and Kashmir, 14 in Karnataka, 14 in Maharashtra, six in Odisha, 10 in Uttar Pradesh, five in West Bengal and one in Tripura. The big names to watch out for in third phase are Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Kerala's Wayanad, Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav from Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh, Union minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar in Uttar Pradesh' Bareilly and BJP's Varun Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh' Pilibhit.
Here it is to be noted that PM Modi, Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley and LK Advani will be voting on Tuesday in Gujarat. BSP supremo Mayawati urged people to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha election. In a tweet in Hindi, she said: "The third phase of polling is underway to elect the 17th Lok Sabha today. I appeal to all voters to participate in the voting process. Vote is your invaluable constitutional right on which you can make your own life happy and prosperous by the government of your choice and interests."
However it is worth mention here that she also targeted the BJP, saying: "The 130 crore people in the country, especially the crores of educated youth, should not elect the BJP government, which compels them to sell chai and pakodas instead of giving them employment."