AHMEDABAD, India, (Agencies) - No politician campaigns for votes in the slums of Ahmedabad that are home to Muslims displaced by mobs of rampaging Hindus. Curtains were drawn on campaigning for the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections scheduled for Thursday (today). Polling will be held in 9 states and 2 union territories for a total of 107 Lok Sabha seats. All arrangements are in place for conducting the polls peacefully. After the end of the first two phases, all eyes are now set on the third phase. In third phase, Gujarat will face the electoral heat for 26 seats, Madhya Pradesh for 16, Uttar Pradesh for 15. Whereas, 14 seats will go for polls in West Bengal, 11 each in Karnataka and Bihar, 1 each in Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Dadra And Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu. The fate of 1567 candidates will be sealed in the EVMs on Thursday, including 101 women candidates. Stalwarts like Sonia Gandhi, LK Advani, H D Deve Gowda, Jaswant Singh , Dijvijay Singh and Priya Dutt are vying to make their mark in this phase. If we take stock of the hopefuls pitted by the national parties in this phase, Bahujan Samaj Party leads the trail with 102 candidates while BJP grabs the second position with 95. The third place goes to Congress with 93, followed by NCP with 19, CPM at 15, CPI at 9 and RJD at 8. With the end of third phase, polling will be over for a total of 372 Lok Sabha seats. Since 2002, when the worst riots since partition left an estimated 2,000 Muslims dead in the western state of Gujarat, thousands have been pushed off the map - and have little faith in the worlds largest democracy. How would you feel if you have to live below a mountain of litter and drink polluted water everyday? said Riana Bano, a Muslim widow and mother of four girls. Banos husband was murdered and the family house looted by Hindu fanatics in the communal riots that swept across the state. The pogrom was in retaliation for an alleged attack by Muslims on a train that left 59 Hindus dead, although a central government probe later found the train fire to be an accident. But its a story that wont go away, with the shadow of the massacres still hanging over the state as its turn comes on Thursday (today) to vote in Indias month-long general elections. While the state government, run by the right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), stands accused of turning a blind eye to the killings and even orchestrating the riots, Muslims see little to root for in the other parties. The incumbent Congress party, for example, has been accused of only paying an interest in the lives of Muslims at election time - promising more jobs, better opportunities and improved safety. Muslim community leaders in Gujarat and across the country say those promises have not been translated into real improvements in the situation of the countrys largest minority. I will not caste my vote. Voting will bring no difference to my life, said Sheikh Abdul Majid, who lives in a fly-infested house in Ahmedabad and feeds his children with stale food he picks up in the nearby dump. Majid said although the train fire was deemed by an official probe to be an accident, his young son was arrested by local police for allegedly causing the fire - in line with the BJPs view that Muslims were to blame. He said his son has been held without trial since 2003, while most Hindus accused of killing Muslims and burning their houses have been released. Courts will pass orders, a new government will be formed, promises will be made to us, said Hijam Sheikh a Muslim sweeper who said he witnessed the murder of his pregnant wife by a Hindu mob in 2002. But nothing changes here.