Phase 2 of Lok Sabha Election saw polling across 11 states, including crucial southern seats and 1 Union Territory [Photos]

In Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha election on Thursday, 18 April, 95 parliamentary constituencies went to polls

FP Staff April 18, 2019 22:45:54 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami waited in a queue to cast his vote at a polling booth in Salem. The state also saw bypolls to 18 Assembly constituencies. PTI
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami waited in a queue to cast his vote at a polling booth in Salem. The state also saw bypolls to 18 Assembly constituencies. PTI
DMK candidate for the Tuticorin Lok Sabha seat Kanimozhi Karunanidhi also voted in Chennai. Polls in Tamil Nadu have come with hopes for a leader after the demise of veteran leaders J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi. PTI
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DMK candidate for the Tuticorin Lok Sabha seat Kanimozhi Karunanidhi also voted in Chennai. Polls in Tamil Nadu have come with hopes for a leader after the demise of veteran leaders J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi. PTI
Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde, BJP candidate Pritam Munde and others voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink at a polling booth in Maharashtra's Beed. The state registered a turnout of 57.87 percent. PTI
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Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde, BJP candidate Pritam Munde and others voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink at a polling booth in Maharashtra's Beed. The state registered a turnout of 57.87 percent. PTI
Congress leader P Chidambaram shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote at a polling station in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. PTI
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Congress leader P Chidambaram shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote at a polling station in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. PTI
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi stands in a queue to cast her vote. Apart from voting for the lone Lok Sabha seat, the union territory also polled in the Thattanchavady assembly segment. PTI
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Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi stands in a queue to cast her vote. Apart from voting for the lone Lok Sabha seat, the union territory also polled in the Thattanchavady assembly segment. PTI
Actor and Bengaluru Central independent candidate Prakash Raj casted his vote on 18 April. PTI
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Actor and Bengaluru Central independent candidate Prakash Raj casted his vote on 18 April. PTI
Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of Lok Sabha Election in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Reuters
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Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of Lok Sabha Election in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Reuters
An elderly voter shows his ink-marked finger after casting vote at a polling station at Siyana, Bulandshahr. PTI
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An elderly voter shows his ink-marked finger after casting vote at a polling station at Siyana, Bulandshahr. PTI
A woman gets her finger inked as her child sleeps at a polling station in Chennai. AFP
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A woman gets her finger inked as her child sleeps at a polling station in Chennai. AFP
Infosys founder and mentor Narayana Murthy (L) and his philanthropist wife Sidha Murthy show their inked index finger after casting their vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in Bangalore. AFP
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Infosys founder and mentor Narayana Murthy (L) and his philanthropist wife Sidha Murthy show their inked index finger after casting their vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in Bangalore. AFP
Makkal Needhi Maiam founder-president Kamal Haasan with his daughter and actress Shruti Haasan (front) wait in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station in Chennai. PTI
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Makkal Needhi Maiam founder-president Kamal Haasan with his daughter and actress Shruti Haasan (front) wait in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station in Chennai. PTI
An elderly voter is assisted as she arrives to cast vote at a polling station in Nagercoil in Kanyakumari. PTI
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An elderly voter is assisted as she arrives to cast vote at a polling station in Nagercoil in Kanyakumari. PTI
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy along with wife Anitha Kumaraswamy (C) and son Nikhil Gowda (R) show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station at Kethiganahalli in Ramanagara district. PTI
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Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy along with wife Anitha Kumaraswamy (C) and son Nikhil Gowda (R) show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station at Kethiganahalli in Ramanagara district. PTI
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader MK Stalin walks outside a polling station after casting his vote in Chennai. AP
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader MK Stalin walks outside a polling station after casting his vote in Chennai. AP
Superstar Rajnikanth arrives to cast his vote during the second phase of general elections in Chennai. AP
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Superstar Rajnikanth arrives to cast his vote during the second phase of general elections in Chennai. AP
Burqa-clad women wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Hojai, Assam. PTI
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Burqa-clad women wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Hojai, Assam. PTI
An elderly Kashmiri man pulls a child on a tricycle during a strike called on the second phase of elections in Srinagar. AP
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An elderly Kashmiri man pulls a child on a tricycle during a strike called on the second phase of elections in Srinagar. AP
National Conference president and Srinagar parliamentary candidate Farooq Abdullah with his son and former chief minister Omar Abdullah leave after casting vote at a polling station in Srinagar. PTI
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National Conference president and Srinagar parliamentary candidate Farooq Abdullah with his son and former chief minister Omar Abdullah leave after casting vote at a polling station in Srinagar. PTI
A polling officer puts an indelible ink mark on the finger of a newly married couple at a polling station in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. PTI
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A polling officer puts an indelible ink mark on the finger of a newly married couple at a polling station in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. PTI