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Lok Sabha polls: Akshay Kumar votes in Mumbai, says 'I want my India to be developed and strong'
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Lok Sabha polls: Akshay Kumar votes in Mumbai, says 'I want my India to be developed and strong'

| @indiablooms | 20 May 2024, 10:58 am

Mumbai/IBNS: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is one of the tinseltown stars who turned up to the respective polling booths early on Monday to cast their votes in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections.

Casting his vote, Akshay told the media, "I want my India to be developed and strong. I cast my vote keeping that in mind. I would urge the entire country to vote keeping in mind what they think is right."

Apart from Akshay, actors Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Esha Deol, Sunil Shetty, Janhvi Kapoor also cast their votes in the morning.

Voting is currently underway in 49 seats across six states and two Union Territories in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls on Monday.

The voting process started at 7 am.

Despite the small number of seats going for polls in this phase, the fates of high-profile leaders like  Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, and Piyush Goyal, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

In this phase, over 8.95 crore voters are eligible to express their democratic choice across 94,732 polling stations in the country.

States/UTs going for polls in phase-5 are - Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

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