The second phase of India's 17th general elections began on Thursday morning.
As many as 95 parliamentary constituencies are witnessing polling.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally in Himmatnagar, Gujarat, India, April 17, 2019. (Photo: Agencies)
Polling of votes began at 7:00 am local time.
Minutes ahead of the polling, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted "Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha polls start today. I am sure all those whose seats are polling today will strengthen our democracy by exercising their franchise. I hope more youngsters head to the polling booths and vote!"