The world’s largest democracy goes to polls from April 11 to choose the new government.
All eyes set on the NDA Alliance – will it retain power or not?
This time the contest between the rivals is intense.
The high-voltage constituencies have already caught the interest of the voters across India.
Take a look at some of them.
Constituency – Mandya, Karnataka
Sumalatha Ambareesh (Independent) VS Nikhil Kumaraswamy (JDS)
Wife of late actor and Congress heavyweight Ambareesh – Sumalatha takes on Karnataka CM’s son Nikhil Kumaraswamy
Constituency – Amethi, Uttar Pradesh
Smriti Irani (BJP) VS Rahul Gandhi (Congress)
Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani is up for a spirited fight against Rahul Gandhi from the Gandhi bastion.
Constituency – Mumbai North Central, Maharashtra
Poonam Mahajan (BJP) VS Priya Dutt (Congress)
It’s a face-off between the daughter of BJP stalwart Pramod Mahajan and the daughter of another late stalwart from Congress – Sunil Dutt.
Constituency – Patna Shahib, Bihar
Shatrughan Sinha (Congress) vs Ravi Shankar Prasad (BJP)
The veteran actor and a former BJP MP from Patna, Shatrughan Sinha is pitted against the Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Shatrughan Sinha was a vocal critic of Modi. He even attended Mamata Banerjee’s Mahagathbandhan rally against Modi government before turning to Congress.
Constituency – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Jitin Prasada (Congress) VS Rajnath Singh (BJP)
Jitin Prasada is pitted against the current Home Minister – Rajnath Singh from a seat which has a heavy upper-caste electorate.
Formerly held by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and currently by Rajnath Singh, the seat is a BJP stronghold since 1991.
Constituency – Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Shashi Tharoor (Congress) VS Kummanam Rajasekharan (BJP) VS C Divakaran (LDF)
The key Kerala constituency is head for a three-way thriller with the Sabarimala issue taking the centre stage.
BJP’s Rajasekharan is in the fray after resigning as the governor of Mizoram. The Left has fielded Divakaran, a three-time legislator. Shashi Tharoor is contesting from Congress’s ticket.
Constituency – Begusarai, Bihar
Kanhaiya Kumar (CPIM) VS Giriraj Singh (BJP)
A lot at stake for both, Giriraj will fight to stay relevant and debutant Kanhaiya to propel his political future.
Candidates are exploring all possible options to bolster their campaigns.
High-voltage campaigning is being witnessed by the candidates.
It would be a bag of mixed emotions for both voters and candidates until the results day on May 23.
Keep your enthusiasm intact.
Vote for India; Vote for Growth.