As it happened: Sixth phase polling of Lok Sabha elections 2019

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 12, 2019, 06:07 AM (IST)

Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Uttar Pradesh. Photograph: Reuters


Voting is underway for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, eights constituencies each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, seven seats in Delhi and four in Jharkhand.

Over 10.17 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise to choose among the 979 candidates in the fray. The Election Commission has set up over 1.13 lakh polling stations for smooth conduct of polls.

May 12, 2019, 07:05 PM

Polling for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections closes. 

May 12, 2019, 07:05 PM

Total voter turnout till 7 pm: 61.13%

Bihar- 59.29%

Haryana- 62.91%

Madhya Pradesh- 60.40%

Uttar Pradesh- 53.37%

West Bengal- 80.16%

Jharkhand- 64.46%

Delhi- 56.08%

May 12, 2019, 06:30 PM

Raghav Chadha alleges bogus voting by BJP workers in South Delhi

AAP's South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha said on Sunday that voting in the city-state was a positive sign for his party but the BJP workers had done 'bogus votes' in Sangam Vihar during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election. He

also alleged that police and the Election Commission officials helped the BJP in manipulating voters.

Chadha said, "BJP worker are sitting outside the polling station and they are forcing people to vote for the BJP. The police are helping them by providing them with fruit juices."

raghav chaddha

May 12, 2019, 06:06 PM

Total voter turnout till 6 pm: 59.73%

Bihar- 55.04%

Haryana- 62.28%

Madhya Pradesh- 60.12%

Uttar Pradesh- 50.82%

West Bengal- 80.13%

Jharkhand- 64.46%

Delhi- 55.44%

May 12, 2019, 05:53 PM

West Bengal BJP leader Mukul Roy's convoy searched; cries foul

BJP leader Mukul Roy has accused Mamata government of acting out of political vendetta after his convoy was searched by police.

He said the police was acting like "stooges of the state government".

"All of a sudden some police officers came in front of my vehicle and told me that they were going to search my car. I told them they had every right to search but let the press people come," he said.

May 12, 2019, 05:22 PM

Pink booths in Delhi

North East RO says it drew lot of Muslim women voters. 'Nari Shakti' was on display in the all-women staffed booths in Delhi Sunday which drew more women voters, especially from the Muslim community, officials said.

In a first for the city, as many as 17 all-woman staffed booths have been established for the Lok Sabha elections in the seven constituencies of Delhi, where from presiding officers to ground staff, all are women.

May 12, 2019, 05:10 PM

Total voter turnout till 5 pm: 54.16%

Bihar- 51.04%

Haryana- 56.64%

Madhya Pradesh- 56.98%

Uttar Pradesh- 46.55%

West Bengal- 72.06%

Jharkhand- 58.32%

Delhi- 46.24%

May 12, 2019, 05:09 PM

Attack on BJP West Bengal candidate 

The BJP Sunday termed the attack on its candidate Bharati Ghosh in West Bengal an "act of frustration" by the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state and claimed that the days of the Mamata Banerjee government are numbered.

The party also demanded that the Election Commission take suo motu cognisance of matter.

May 12, 2019, 04:44 PM

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and his wife Usha after casting their votes at Nirman Bhawan polling booth.

venkaiah naidu

May 12, 2019, 04:12 PM

Oldest voter of the national capital

111-year-old Bachan Singh, exercised his franchise on Sunday as all the seven seats in Delhi polled in the sixth round of national polls.

"I have cast my vote to the party which inclined towards development and work," wheelchair-bound Singh told ANI at a booth in Sant Garh.

Oldest voter of the national capital

May 12, 2019, 04:04 PM

Total voter turnout till 4 pm: 50.75%

Bihar- 44.40%

Haryana- 51.80%

Madhya Pradesh- 52.62%

Uttar Pradesh- 43.26%

West Bengal- 70.51%

Jharkhand- 58.08%

Delhi- 45.22%

May 12, 2019, 03:52 PM

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra after casting vote

Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Sunday said it is "very clear" that the BJP will face defeat in Lok Sabha polls as people are "angry and distressed" and they will convey their sentiments through voting.

priyanka gandhi vadra

May 12, 2019, 03:37 PM

Delhi: Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and his family after casting their vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhawan. 


May 12, 2019, 03:06 PM

Total voter turnout till 3 pm: 42.33%

Bihar- 37.53%

Haryana- 43.41%

Madhya Pradesh- 45.35%

Uttar Pradesh- 38.07%

West Bengal- 56.52%

Jharkhand- 48.60%

Delhi- 34.09%

May 12, 2019, 03:03 PM

Polling in Haryana

Voter turnout of 39.16 per cent was recorded till 2 pm in ten Lok Sabha seats of Haryana on Sunday, with Kurukshetra and Hisar constituencies witnessing brisk polling.

Polling began Sunday at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm in the 10 parliamentary constituencies which are going to polls in a single phase, officials said.

The poll percentage recorded till 2 pm for the ten seats was 39.16 per cent, poll officials said.

May 12, 2019, 03:01 PM

Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee casts his vote at a polling booth in NP Primary School, K Kamraj Lane.

pranab mukhrjee


May 12, 2019, 02:59 PM

Delhi: NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant after casting their votes.

amitabh kant

May 12, 2019, 02:30 PM

Uttar Pradesh: 177 candidates are contesting in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies, where 2.53 crore people are eligible to vote at 16,998 polling centres.



May 12, 2019, 02:16 PM

Total voter turnout till 2 pm: 40%

Bihar- 35%

Haryana- 39%

Madhya Pradesh- 42%

Uttar Pradesh- 34%

West Bengal- 56%

Jharkhand- 47%

Delhi- 34%

May 12, 2019, 01:53 PM

Also read: 111-year old Bachan Singh, the oldest voter in Delhi, casts vote

A paralysis attack around three months ago had rendered the centenarian bedridden. Though Bachan Singh cannot talk like the way he did before, but he knows how important his vote is. 

May 12, 2019, 01:03 PM

Lok Sabha polls 2019: BJP candidate attacked twice in West Bengal, CEO seeks report

BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh was allegedly attacked twice by local people when the former IPS officer tried to visit polling stations in her Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency on Sunday when the sixth phase of polling was underway there.

May 12, 2019, 12:44 PM

Priyanka Gandhi speaks to media after casting her vote at Lodhi estate in New Delhi.

May 12, 2019, 12:41 PM

Sonia, Priyanka, Robert cast votes in Delhi

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, accompanied by Congress Delhi chief Sheila Dikshit, cast her vote at Delhi's Nirman Bhavan on Sunday. Her son, Rahul, cast his vote earlier in the day. 

Priyanka Gandhi and husband Robert Vadra too voted at the Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in Delhi's Lodhi Estate.



May 12, 2019, 12:19 PM

Total voter turnout till 12 pm: 25.09%

Bihar- 20.71%

Haryana- 23.26%

Madhya Pradesh- 28.16%

Uttar Pradesh- 21.75%

West Bengal- 38.08%

Jharkhand- 31.27%

Delhi- 19.53%

May 12, 2019, 12:06 PM

Turnout among women may exceed that of men in the 2019 election, but the number of candidates is still woefully low.


May 12, 2019, 12:02 PM

Congress candidate from Sonipat, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Congress candidate from Rohtak, Deepender Singh Hooda, after casting their vote at a polling booth in Rohtak, Haryana. (ANI Photo)



May 12, 2019, 11:03 AM

Total voter turnout till 11 am: 13.46%


Haryana- 11%

Madhya Pradesh- 16%

Uttar Pradesh- 14%

West Bengal- 20%

Jharkhand- 22%

Delhi- 8.23%

May 12, 2019, 10:55 AM



May 12, 2019, 10:46 AM



May 12, 2019, 10:44 AM

AAP Candidate from East Delhi Atishi showed her inked finger after casting her vote at a polling booth in Kamla Nehru Government Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Jangpura. She is up against BJP's Gautam Gambhir and Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely. 


Atishi Marlena


May 12, 2019, 10:40 AM

BJP candidate from North-East Delhi Manoj Tiwari casts his vote at polling booth number 60 in Yamuna Vihar. He is up against Congress's Sheila Dikshit and AAP's Dilip Pandey.


Manoj Tiwari


May 12, 2019, 10:15 AM

Interesting facts about the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls

As voting is underway for the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections, here are some interesting facts.

* 59 Lok Sabha constituencies across 7 states headed to polls.

* Over 10.17 crore voters to decide the fate of 979 candidates.

* Over 1.13 lakh polling stations in place for smooth conduct of polls

* In the last five phases, 424 out of 543 seats have already gone to polls.

* Percentage-wise, 78 per cent seats have undergone the electoral exercise till the fifth phase

(Source: Election Commission)

May 12, 2019, 10:05 AM

Total voter turnout till 10 am: 10.80%

Haryana- 9%
Madhya Pradesh- 13%
Uttar Pradesh- 9.37%
West Bengal- 17%
Jharkhand- 15.36%
Delhi- 8%

May 12, 2019, 09:49 AM

President Ramnath Kovind casts his vote at a polling booth in Rashtrapati Bhawan.

President Kovind


May 12, 2019, 09:41 AM

Voting percentage till 9 am: 


Haryana- 3.74

Madhya Pradesh- 4.01

Uttar Pradesh- 6.86

West Bengal- 6.58

Jharkhand- 12.45

Delhi- 3.74

May 12, 2019, 09:16 AM

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia after casting his vote at a polling booth in Pandav Nagar, in East Delhi Constituency.

Manish Sisodia


May 12, 2019, 08:26 AM

The national capital, which the BJP had swept back in 2014, is witnessing a three-cornered battle on almost all seats.

While the AAP has emerged as a strong alternative to the two national parties, the Congress has seen a resurgence of sorts after Shiela Dixit, the former three-time chief minister, was made the Delhi Congress chief.   

May 12, 2019, 08:11 AM

BJP worker Raman Singh found dead in West Bengal ahead of sixth phase Lok Sabha polls

Ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, BJP worker Raman Singh was found dead in Gopiballabpur, Jhargram in West Bengal.

A day after, two other BJP workers  Ananta Guchait and Ranjit Maity were shot at in Bhagabanpur, East Medinipur.


May 12, 2019, 07:56 AM

BJP Candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir casts his vote at a polling booth in Old Rajinder Nagar. He is up against AAP's Atishi and Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely. (ANI Photo)


GAutam Gambhir


May 12, 2019, 07:53 AM

BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur after casting her vote. Digvijaya Singh is the Congress candidate from the constituency.


Pragya Thakur


May 12, 2019, 07:45 AM

Team India Captain Virat Kohli after casting his vote at a polling booth in Pinecrest School in Gurugram.

Virat Kohli

May 12, 2019, 07:29 AM

New Delhi: People queue up to vote at polling booth number 124 in Civil Lines for Chandni Chowk constituency. 16 women candidates are among the 164 people testing their political fortunes for 7 Lok Sabha seats. (ANI photo)

Phase 6


May 12, 2019, 06:59 AM

In pics: Key constituencies in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha polls

Over 10.17 crore voters across seven states will decide the fate of 979 candidates by casting their votes on May 12.

May 12, 2019, 06:42 AM

A triangular contest in Delhi as it goes to polls today

The stage is set as the national capital goes to Lok Sabha polls today where the incumbent BJP, Delhi's ruling AAP and the Congress are locked in a fight on all seven seats.

The Congress is looking to bounce back after ending up at the third spot in the 2014 elections.

The lead up to the polls has not been without drama, with allegations and counter-allegations flying, and it had all the trappings of a soap opera that could give the daily shows a run for their money.

The seven seats will see 164 candidates battling it out of which 18 are women.

Prominent among them are former chief minister Sheila Dikshit from northeast Delhi, BJP's incumbent MP Meenakshi Lekhi, who is contesting from New Delhi, and Atishi.

May 12, 2019, 06:32 AM

More than 60,000 security personnel, including the Home Guards and paramilitary forces, have been deployed across the city a day before the Lok Sabha elections in New Delhi.

May 12, 2019, 06:29 AM



May 12, 2019, 06:20 AM

Phase 6


May 12, 2019, 06:10 AM

Re-polling to be held today at 168 polling stations of Tripura West constituency and 1 polling station each of Puducherry, Barrackpur, & Arambag parliamentary constituencies.

May 12, 2019, 06:09 AM

6th phase of voting for 59 parliamentary constituencies across Bihar, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Delhi to be held today.

May 12, 2019, 06:08 AM

Sixth phase of voting


May 12, 2019, 06:08 AM

The fate of several Union ministers including Radha Mohan Singh, Harshvardhan and Maneka Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia will be decided Sunday in the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held in 59 constituencies in six states and Delhi.

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