New Delhi sources stated that voting for Phase 2 Lok Sabha Election is taking place on April 18, Thursday. 11 states and 1 union territory are voting to elect representatives on 95 seats. Reportedly states which are voting for Phase 2 Lok Sabha Election are Assam, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Tamilnadu, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Union Territory Puducherry. Meanwhile the voting time for Phase 2 elections are from 7 am to 6 pm. Around 1,600 candidates are contesting on 95 seats for the second phase of Lok Sabha election 2019. Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, BJP lawmaker Hema Malini, Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily, Rajya Sabha lawmaker Kanimozhi, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah are among the prominent candidates for Phase 2 Lok Sabha election 2019.
Presently the general election is taking place in seven phases. The polling dates for national election 2019 are: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. This election will choose the 17th Lok Sabha. Elections 2019 result will be announced on May 23. Constituencies to vote in Phase 2 Lok Sabha Polls 2019: In Tamilnadu total seats voting is 38, in Karnataka 14, Maharashtra 10, UP 8, Bihar 5, Odisha 5, Assam 5, Chattisgarh and West Bengal 3, J&K 2, Manipur and Puducherry 1.
Previously phase 2 polling was to take place on 97 seats, but was reduced to 95 as polling in Tamilnadu's Vellore Lok Sabha constituency was cancelled by the Election Commission due to cash seizure. Apparently polling in East Tripura seat was postponed from April 18 to April 23 after the poll body found that law and order situation there was not conducive for holding free and fair polls.