New Delhi: The fate of RJD’s Lalu Prasad, BJP’s Murli Manohar Joshi and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao will be decided in the polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections that was marked by bitter exchanges between petulant politicians.
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Prominent among those seeking election to the lower house of Parliament in the first phase are Congress’ Renuka Chowdhury and Shashi Tharoor, actress Vijayasanthi, NTR’s daughter D Purandeswari and former union minister B Dattatreya.
While all 20 seats in Kerala, 11 in Chhattisgarh and two in Meghalaya would go to polls in a single phase tomorrow, polling would be held in 13 out of 40 seats in Bihar, 16 out of 80 in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra 13 (48), Andhra Pradesh 22 (42), Jharkhand 6 (14), Orissa 10 (21), Assam 3 (14), Arunachal Pradesh 2 (2), Manipur 1 (2) and Jammu and Kashmir 1 (6).
The lone seats in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Mizoram and Nagaland would also be covered.
Voters casting their vote in the first phase will have to wait for more than a month for the results as counting will be taken up only on 16 May.