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Around 46.83 per cent votes were cast till 1 pm on Saturday in the first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections in 13 constituencies, amid sporadic incidents of violence in some districts, officials said.

 Several Bollywood celebrities, including Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Lara Dutta, stepped out on Monday morning to vote for the Maharashtra Assembly elections.

Almost 30 seats among this are currently held by the Saffron Party i.e., BJP, 12 by Congress and the remaining by other regional parties. 

Addressing an election rally in support of BJP-Sena alliance's Lok Sabha candidate from Bhiwandi Kapil Patil, he said the voters should give a second term to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha polls start today. I am sure all those whose seats are polling today will strengthen our democracy by exercising their franchise," he tweeted.

While the Punjab has already announced that the elections in the state would take place between the months of February and March, the political parties do not want the UP polls to get influenced by the elections in former. The Bhartiya Janata Party wants the counting of votes in both the states to be conducted at the same

Chennai: After polling began in 232 of the total 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, actors Rajnikanth, Kamal Haasan and Ajith Kumar, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief Karunanidhi and chief electoral officer Rajesh Lakhoni on Monday cast their votes.   “It is duty of all citizens to exercise their franchise and all of us should …