Google doodle marked the beginning of the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in India, the world’s largest democracy, on Monday.
The Google Doodle, like on the first three phases of the Lok Sabha election, is marked by a closed fist with the index finger held up. The nail has a black mark, indicating a vote has been cast. The doodle leads to instructions on how to vote in India.
Voting is under way in 72 Lok Sabha seats spread across 9 states. The fate of 961 candidates will be decided by about 12.79 crore voters in the fourth phase.
Polling will be held in 17 seats in Maharashtra, 13 each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, six each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and a part of the Anantnag constituency in Jammu and Kashmir. Only those who have their names in the Voters’ list or the electoral roll are eligible for voting.
“Estimated voter percentage till 6pm for the 4th phase of #LokSabhaElections2019
Bihar – 53.67 J&K – 9.79 Madhya Pradesh – 65.86 Maharashtra – 51.06 Odisha – 64.05 Rajasthan – 62.86 Uttar Pradesh – 53.12 West Bengal – 76.47 Jharkhand – 63.40,” reported news agency ANI.
Google has been doodling on all the phases of Lok Sabha elections featuring an inked finger, which, when clicked takes users to a fresh page that explains the voting procedure in India. The election is spread over seven phases in total, with the first three phases of voting held on April 11, April 18 and April 23.