Campaigning ends for Phase 5 of LS polls

NEW DELHI, May 4: Campaigning ended on Saturday evening for elections to 51 Lok Sabha seats in six northern and eastern states besides the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh in the fifth phase on 6 May with union ministers Rajnath Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Smriti Irani, Jayant Sinha and Arjun Ram Meghwal and top Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi among those in the fray.
Polling will be held on Monday in 14 seats in UP, 12 in Rajasthan, seven seats each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar, four in Jharkhand and two seats in Jammu & Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the BJP’s campaigning, holding several rallies. BJP chief Amit Shah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and a host of union ministers, among others, also canvassed for their party candidates in the past few days, undertaking whirlwind tours of constituencies. (PTI)