Lok Sabha Election 2019, Phase 2 Voting highlights: Moderate voting was recorded in the 95 parliamentary constituencies where polling was held in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019. There were reports of sporadic violence from West Bengal. A BJP worker was found hanging from a tree in Purulia. In Raiganj, CPM candidate Mohammad Salim’s convoy was attacked by unidentified men.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi in his tweet urging voters to utilise their voting right and mentioned his ambitious minimum income guarantee scheme ‘Nyay’. The tweet raised a few eyebrows. “When you vote today, remember that you vote for Nyay. Nyay for our unemployed youth; for our struggling farmers; for the small traders whose businesses were destroyed by Demonetisation; for those who were persecuted because of their caste or religion,” the Congress president said in his tweet.
While the voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections was on, Bharatiya Janata Party’s Amroha candidate Kanwar Singh Tanwar also triggered a controversy alleging fake voting in his constituency. Tanwar told a television channel that men wearing burqa were casting vote in some of the booths.
Prominent faces in the fray in second phase of Lok Sabha elections are Union ministers Jitendra Singh, Jual Oram, Sadananda Gowda and Pon Radhakrishnan; former prime minister H D Deve Gowda; DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja and Kanimozhi; Congress leaders Verappa Moily and Raj Babbar; National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and BJP’s Hema Malini.
This is the first time that Tamil Nadu went to polls since the demise of former chief ministers J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi.