Chennai: Polling began this morning in 91 constituencies spread across 18 States and two Union territories in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections.
Voting is also under way in 175 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, 32 in Sikkim and 28 seats in Odisha where simultaneous elections are being conducted for the State Assembly.
Polling in all the Lok Sabha constituencies of Andhra Pradesh (25), Telangana (17), Uttarakhand (5), Meghalaya (2) and Arunachal Pradesh (2) besides lone seats in Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar, and Lakshadweep is being held.
Eight seats in Uttar Pradesh, seven in Maharashtra, six in Bihar, five in Assam, four in Odisha, two each in Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal and one seat in Chhattisgarh are also going to polls today.
Voting for the 543 Lok Sabha seats is be held in seven phases: 11 April, 18 April, 23 April, 29 April, 6 May, 12 May and 19 May. Counting is scheduled for 23 May.