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Today, the first phase of the 2019 national elections begins. Over 1,300 candidates will be contesting from 91 seats spread across 18 states and two Union Territories. In this episode, we will be talking to three different reporters about some of these states and what stands out for them during the polls this time. First, we talk to senior assistant editor, Apurva, about the 8 seats of UP where polling begins and the issues that will drive the voters there. Next, we talk to Manoj CG about Andhra Pradesh where Lok Sabha and Assembly elections are happening at the same time (06:13). And last, a look at all the Northeastern states, which also go to polls today, with Abhishek Saha (16:17).
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