As the second phase of polling commenced on Thursday amid heightened security, bigwigs came out to cast their votes for constituting the 17th Lok Sabha.
Among those who took to their respective polling booths were former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth, BJP candidate from Bengaluru South Tejasvi Surya, and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, among others.
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DMK candidate for the Tuticorin Lok Sabha seat, Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the second phase of the general elections at a polling station in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth after casting vote for the second phase of the general elections at a polling station in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo
DMK president MK Stalin flashes his finger after casting his vote in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo
Makkal Needhi Maiam founder-president Kamal Haasan with his daughter and actress Shruti Haasan (front) wait in a queue to cast their vote in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo
BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar smiles as he bumps into Nandan Nilekani at a polling booth in Koramangala in Bengaluru. Photograph: @rajeev_mp/Twitter
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, his wife Anitha Kumaraswamy and their son & JD(S) candidate from Mandya, Nikhil, cast their votes at a polling station in Ramanagara. Photograph: @hd_kumaraswamy/Twitter
Farooq Abdullah & Omar Abdullah cast their votes at a polling station in Munshi Bagh Area in Srinagar LS constituency. Omar Abdullah says, "Now that LS polls are due to conclude, we can only hope that Centre together with EC gives people of J&K an elected govt which is their right." Photograph: PTI Photo
UP Congress chief Raj Babbar and party's candidate from Fatehpur Sikri casts his vote at the polling booth in Radha Ballabh Inter College in Agra. Photograph: ANI/Twitter
Former India captain and coach Anil Kumble cast his vote during the second phase of polling on Thursday. Kumble and his wife Chethana took to Twitter asking voters to exercise their franchise. Photograph: @anilkumble1074/Twitter
Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murthy show their fingers, marked with indelible ink, after casting their votes at a polling station in Bengaluru. Photograph: PTI Photo
107-year-old Padma awardee, Saalumarada Thimmakka casts her vote for the Bangalore Rural parliamentary constituency. Photograph: ANI/Twitter
Actor and Bengaluru Central independent candidate Prakash Raj, shows his finger after polling in Bengaluru. Photograph: PTI Photo
Congress candidate for Sivaganga Karti Chidambaram shows his finger marked with indelible ink in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. Photograph: PTI Photo
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi casts her vote. Photograph: ANI
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman casts her vote in Jayanagar of Bangalore South Parliamentary constituency. Photograph: ANI
Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram shows his inked finger. Photograph: ANI
Manipur governor Najma Heptulla casts her vote at a polling station in Imphal. Photograph: ANI
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy casts his vote at a polling station. Photograph: ANI
Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam chief TTV Dinakaran casts his vote at a polling station in Besant Nagar in Chennai South parliamentary constituency. Photograph: ANI