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Lok Sabha elections: Final phase of polling ends; 61% voter turnout till 5 pm

Voting for the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections began on Sunday amid tight security across eight states, including Varanasi where PM Modi is seeking re-election.

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Voting began Sunday for 59 Lok Sabha seats across eight states in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls to decide the fate of 918 candidates. (Express photo: Gurmeet Singh)

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More than 6 lakh voters in the union territory of Chandigarh will choose between sitting MP and BJP candidate Kirron Kher and former railway minister and Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal. (Express photo: Jaipal Singh)

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Voters in a queue at the women-run booth in Kolkata municipal corporation HQ polling booth. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

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BJP MP Kirron Kher with husband and bollywood actor Anupam Kher in Chandigarh. (Express photo: Kamleshwar Singh)

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An electorate of 1,49,63,064 will decide the fate of 111 candidates in nine seats of West Bengal. (Express photo: Shashi Ghosh)

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Punjab State Finance minister Manpreet Badal comes on his jeep to caste vote at Badal village. (Express photo: Gurmeet Singh)

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Voting at Kolkata North and Kolkata South, Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jadavpur, Diamond Harbour, Jaynagar (SC) and Mathurapur (SC) in West Bengal today. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

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(From left to right) Raima, Moon Moon and Riya after casting their vote in Kolkata. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

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A total of 710 companies of Central forces are being deployed by the Election Commission to cover 17,042 polling booths to ensure free and fair voting in West Bengal. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

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Sukhbir Singh and Harsimrat Kaur Badal with their daughters Harkirat and Gurleen while casting their votes in Chandigarh. (Express photo: Gurmeet Singh)

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MD Samiuddin after casting his vote at Ashok hall girls higher secondary school polling booth at Kolkata. (Express photo: Partha Paul)