Google on Thursday marked the beginning of Lok Sabha Elections in India with a doodle. The Google doodle shows an inked finger. Upon clicking it directs users to a page that explains the voting procedure. The page also contains important information for first-time voters in the country. Voters in 91 constituencies are going to polls in the first phase of voting. Nearly 90 crore people will exercise their franchise on seven different dates between April 11 and May 19, according to the Election Commission. Other than Lok Sabha seats, voting for Assembly polls will also be held in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and the first phase of Odisha.
Google has announced the following voting process in its doodle:
The BJP-led NDA government seeks another term in power banking on the ‘Modi wave’ and the work done for development and social upliftment it claims to have done in the last five years.
On the other hand, a buoyed Congress – boosted with the recent victories in three Hindi heartland states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan – is seeking to turn the tide under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.