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Voting ends for 8th phase of Lok Sabha polls

Voting for the 8th phase of Lok Sabha polling ended on Wednesday.

First voter of Independent India Shyam Saran going for casts his votes for the Lok Sabha eleltion at Kalpa, in Kinnaur district on Wednesday. (Express photo by Lalit Kumar)

Union Minister Anand Sharma shows the ink mark on his finger after casting vote for Lok Sabha election at a polling booth in Shimla on Wednesday. (Express photo by Lalit Kumar)

Pardy village had boycotted polls in 2009 Lok Sabha polls on lack of infrastructure facilities particularly a bridge. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

People use a rope-way on their way to cast votes for Lok Sabha polls in Chamba on Wednesday. (PTI)

An elderly woman shows her inked finger after casting her vote for Lok Sabha polls, at a polling station in Dehradun on Wednesday. (PTI)

A sadhu shows his inked finger after casting his vote in Haridwar. (AP)

Muslim youths show their inked fingers after casting votes for Lok Sabha poll in Pauri on Wednesday. (PTI)

A sadhu displays the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his vote during the eighth phase of voting in Haridwar. (AP)

Buddhist monks check their names in the list to cast their votes during the eighth phase of voting of Lok Sabha elections at a polling station near the Hemis monastery in Ladakh on Wednesday. (AP)

The fate of 1,737 candidates, including Rahul Gandhi (Amethi), his cousin Varun (Sultanpur), Union minister Beni Prasad Verma (Gonda), cricketer-turned-politician Md Kaif (Phulpur-all in UP), Ram Vilas Paswan (Hajipur), Rabri Devi and Rajiv Pratap Rudy (Saran-all in Bihar) is in the hands of 18.47 crore voters who are eligible to cast their franchise.

A woman shows her ink marked finger after casting vote for 8th phase of Lok Sabha elections in Allahabad on Wednesday. (PTI)

First Time voters showing their ink marked finger after casting vote on 8th phase of Lok Sabha Election in Allahabad on Wednesday. (PTI)

Cricketer and Congress candidate Mohd. Kaif for Phulpur seat with his wife Pooja Yadav shows ink mark after casting vote for 8th phase of Lok Sabha Election in Phulpur on Wednesday. PTI

BJP senior leader Kesari Nath Tripathi shows his ink marked finger after casting vote in Phulpur on Wednesday. (PTI)

Cricketer and Congress candidate Mohd. Kaif for Phulpur seat with his wife Pooja Yadav shows voter card after casting vote for 8th phase of Lok Sabha Election in Phulpur on Wednesday. PTI

People in a long queue to cast their votes during the 8th phase of Lok Sabha elections,at Katianwali in District Baramulla 65 km's from Srinagar on Wednesday. PTI

For the polling personnel it was an arduous task and it took six-kilometre trek on foot guarded by paramilitary forces. (Express photo by Partha Paul).

More than 80 percent polling was reported at Pardy village in the remote foothills of Ayodhya hills of West Bengal Purulia district. (Express by Partha Paul)

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, with his family, shows the ink mark on his finger after casting vote for Lok Sabha election at a polling booth at Rampur in Shimla on Wednesday. Express photo by (Lalit Kumar)

Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal shows the ink mark on his finger after casting vote for Lok Sabha election at a polling booth on Wednesday. (Express photo by Lalit Kumar)

Voters cast her vote for Lok Sabha election at a polling booth in Shimla on Wednesday. (Express photo by Lalit Kumar)

First voter of Independent India Shyam Saran casts his votes for the Lok Sabha eleltion at Kalpa, in Kinnaur district on Wednesday. (Express photo by Lalit Kumar)

Union Minister Anand Sharma coming after casts his vote for the Lok Sabha election in Shimla on Wednesday. (Express photo by Lalit Kumar)

BJP candidate for Hamirpur Lok Sabha candidate Anurag Thakur shows the ink mark on his finger after casting vote for Lok Sabha election at a polling booth on Wednesday. (Express photo)