Campaign ends for penultimate phase of LS polls

NEW DELHI, May 10: A vitriol-filled campaign ended on Friday for the sixth and penultimate phase of the Lok Sabha (LS) polls to be held in 59 constituencies in six states and Delhi with barbs flying thick and fast as leaders made every effort to sway voters in their favour.
On Sunday, elections will be held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, eight constituencies each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, seven seats in Delhi, and four in Jharkhand.
In 2014, the BJP had won 45 of these seats, the Trinamool Congress eight, the Congress two, and the Samajwadi Party and the LJP one seat each, among others.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again led the BJP’s campaign, holding several rallies and stepping up his attack on opposition parties, particularly the Congress.
BJP chief Amit Shah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and a host of union ministers, among others, canvassed for their party candidates in the past few days, undertaking whirlwind tours of constituencies. (PTI)