Polling has concluded in 95 constituencies across India, in the second phase of elections, on Thursday, 18 April. The seven-phase voting will end on 19 May, and the results will be announced on 23 May.
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Bengal Sex Workers May Press NOTA Button
In the midst of Lok Sabha elections, a body representing about 65,000 sex workers of West Bengal is pushing for recognising them as labourers, on the basis of which they will decide whom to vote.
The sex workers complain about lack of recognition of their profession under the labour laws, "rampant misuse" of the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act and meagre rehabilitation programmes offered by the government.
The Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), an apex body of sex workers in Bengal, says its members are disillusioned with the "fake promises" made by political parties every election season and many of them would like to go for NOTA button in this election.
Voting Begins in 95 Constituencies in Second Phase
Polling began in 95 constituencies across the India, in the second phase of polling in Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, 18 April.
VVPAT Machines Not Working in Silchar
Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine not working properly at a polling station in Assam’s Silchar.