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Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao vote in phase 5 of Lok Sabha polls

First Published: 20th May, 2024 16:02 IST

They displayed their inked fingers after casting their votes during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Mumbai today.

Actor Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao stepped out on Monday to fulfil their voting duties and reached their designated polling booth to cast their vote.

They displayed their inked fingers after casting their votes during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Mumbai today.

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Aamir and his first wife Reena Dutta’s children Junaid and Ira happily posed for shutterbugs after casting their votes. The actor’s mother Zeenat Hussain was also spotted at a polling booth, defying age.

Voting began this morning at 7.

As per the ECI, over 8.95 crore voters, including 4.69 crore males, 4.26 crore females, and 5409 third-gender electors, will decide the fate of 695 candidates in the fifth phase of voting. The fifth phase witnesses key contests in various constituencies.

Leaders such as Rahul Gandhi, BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Piyush Goyal, Ujjwal Nikam, Karan Bhushan Singh, LJP (Ramvilas) chief Chirag Paswan, JKNC chief Omar Abdullah, and RJD leader Rohini Acharya are looking for electoral success. Eight states/UTs going for polls in phase 5 are Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. Of the 49 Lok Sabha seats, 14 are from Uttar Pradesh, 13 from Maharashtra, 7 from West Bengal, 5 from Bihar, 3 from Jharkhand, 5 from Odisha, and one each from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

In a bid to create a peaceful atmosphere for the electors, a total of 2,000 flying squads, 2105 static surveillance teams, 881 video surveillance teams, and 502 video viewing teams are keeping surveillance round the clock across the 94,732 polling stations. (ANI)

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