Top leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and BSP Chief Mayawati, are holding public meetings to garner support for their candidates.
Prime Minister Modi campaigned in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka yesterday, while Rahul Gandhi also addressed rallies in Karnataka. Amit Shah and Mayawati held public meetings in Uttar Pradesh.
Today, Prime Minister Modi will campaign at Kathua in Jammu this morning and later at Aligarh and Moradabad. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a roadshow at Silchar in Assam today.
Polling for the second phase will take place on Thursday. 97 constituencies, spread over 13 States and Union Territories, will go to polls in the second phase. Polling will be held in all 39 constituencies of Tamil Nadu.
Other Parliamentary constituencies where polling will be held in the second phase are: 14 in Karnataka; 10 in Maharashtra; 8 in Uttar Pradesh; five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha; 3 each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal; two in Jammu and Kashmir and one each in Manipur, Tripura and Puducherry.