Voting is taking place 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.
40.47% of voting recorded till 3 p.m.
Bihar records 32.48% voting till 1 PM.
Maharashtra sees a voter turnout of 31.74% till 1 p.m.
Several incidents of stone pelting have been reported in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
A day after six people on election duty were rescued from a lift at a school in Maharashtra’s Thane district, three more poll staffers got stuck in the same elevator as it malfunctioned again on Monday, an official said.
Chief Minister Kamal Nath among first to cast vote in Madhya Pradesh.
“Another phase of the general elections begins today. I hope those voting today do so in large numbers and break the voting records of the previous three phases. A special appeal to young voters to head to the polling booth and exercise their franchise,” Mr Modi tweets.