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Sixty-four lawmakers will be chosen to the Lok Sabha in Phase 8 of the general elections. Photo: PTI
Sixty-four lawmakers will be chosen to the Lok Sabha in Phase 8 of the general elections. Photo: PTI

95 million to vote in Phase 8 of Lok Sabha elections

Congress's Rahul Gandhi, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, RJD leader Rabri Devi and BJP's Varun Gandhi and Smriti Irani are in the fray

Over 95 million voters in seven states are eligible to exercise their franchise on Wednesday to choose 64 Lok Sabha members in the eighth and penultimate phase of the 2014 general election.

Candidates in the fray include Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politicians including Varun Gandhi, Smriti Irani and D. Purandeswari.

The entire Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand states go to polls on Wednesday, apart from constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh. Simultaneously, voters in Andhra Pradesh will choose representatives for 175 assembly constituencies.

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