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Lok Sabha polls 2019 live: 64% turnout till 7pm, West Bengal tops with 79%; polling closes

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 23, 2019, 06.12 AM (IST)

Apr 23, 2019, 07.30 PM

Total voter turnout till 7pm at 64.01%

Assam - 78.73%
Bihar - 59.97%
Goa - 71.34%
Gujarat - 61.42%
J&K - 12.86%
Karnataka -  65.06%
Kerala - 70.33%
Maharashtra - 57.31%
Odisha - 58.18%
Tripura - 78.67%
Uttar Pradesh - 58.57%
West Bengal - 79.36%
Chhattisgarh - 68.01%
Dadra & Nagar Haveli - 71.43%
Daman & Diu - 65.34%


Apr 23, 2019, 06.17 PM

Total voter turnout till 6pm at 61.81%

Assam - 74.05%
Bihar - 55.19%
Goa - 70.97%
Gujarat - 59.01%
J&K - 12.86%
Karnataka -  61.39%
Kerala - 69.49%
Maharashtra - 55.95%
Odisha - 58.18%
Tripura - 78.37%
Uttar Pradesh - 56.57%
West Bengal - 78.99%
Chhattisgarh - 64.70%
Dadra & Nagar Haveli - 71.43%
Daman & Diu - 65.34%


Apr 23, 2019, 05.03 PM

Man gets killed in clashes between Congress, TMC workers in West Bengal's Murshidabad. 


Apr 23, 2019, 04.51 PM

Samajwadi Party leader and SP-BSP-RLD candidate from Rampur, Azam Khan, and his son Abdullah Azam Khan, cast their vote at a polling station in the district.azam khan


Apr 23, 2019, 04.49 PM

Jammu & Kashmir: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters thrash a National Conference (NC) polling agent at Bijbehara polling station of Anantnag district, alleging bogus voting. 

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Apr 23, 2019, 04.47 PM

Shraddha, a bride, casts her vote at a polling station in Pune ahead of her wedding. Shraddha says, "It is our national duty. I felt a little nervous but I liked it". 

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Apr 23, 2019, 04.35 PM

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel casts his vote at a polling station in Bharuch, Gujarat.

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Apr 23, 2019, 04.23 PM

Total voter turnout till 4pm at 51.48%

Assam - 62.13%
Bihar - 46.94%
Goa - 58.92%
Gujarat - 50.40%
J&K - 11.22%
Karnataka -  50.03%
Kerala - 56.23%
Maharashtra - 44.64%
Odisha - 46.94%
Tripura - 66.25%
Uttar Pradesh - 47.41%
West Bengal - 68.25%
Chhattisgarh - 55.29%
Dadra & Nagar Haveli - 56.81%
Daman & Diu - 55.02%


Apr 23, 2019, 03.40 PM

Assam: Former Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh leaves after casting his vote at a polling booth in Dispur.

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Apr 23, 2019, 03.07 PM

Total voter turnout till 3pm at 41.70%

Assam - 60.98%
Bihar - 39.27%
Goa - 46.53%
Gujarat - 40.42%
J&K - 9.63%
Karnataka -  38.98%
Kerala - 46.68%
Maharashtra - 35.77%
Odisha - 34.60%
Tripura - 48.15%
Uttar Pradesh - 38.50%
West Bengal - 52.11%
Chhattisgarh - 46.01%
Dadra & Nagar Haveli - 37.20%
Daman & Diu - 42.99%


Apr 23, 2019, 02.56 PM

Jammu & Kashmir: PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti casts her vote at polling booth number-37D in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district.

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Apr 23, 2019, 02.55 PM

Gujarat: Finance Minister & BJP leader Arun Jaitley casts his vote at a polling booth in Ahmedabad. 

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Apr 23, 2019, 02.44 PM

Congress candidates, Sheila Dikshit from North East Delhi and Ajay Maken from New Delhi parliamentary constituency, file nomination.

 

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Apr 23, 2019, 02.42 PM

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani casts his vote at a polling booth at Shahpur Hindi School in Ahmedabad.

 

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Apr 23, 2019, 01.22 PM

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Apr 23, 2019, 12.42 PM

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Apr 23, 2019, 12.08 PM

Actor Sunny Deol joined the BJP today. He had met BJP president Amit Shah last week amid speculation that he may contest from Amritsar or Gurdaspur. Read More

 

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Apr 23, 2019, 11.38 AM

A sculpture by acclaimed sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik appealing the voters to cast their votes.

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Apr 23, 2019, 11.31 AM

Malayalam actors Mohanlal and Mammootty cast their votes in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram respectively.

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Apr 23, 2019, 11.17 AM

Jaya Prada casts her vote

Bollywood actor-turned-politician and BJP candidate from Rampur Jaya Prada cast her vote at a polling booth in Rampur's Murtaza Inter College on Tuesday morning. 

Yesterday, her arch-rival Azam Khan's son Abdullah has made a derogatory remark and called Jaya "Anarkali".

Jaya Prada has called on the Election Commission to take notice of the remark, which comes close on the heels of similarly shocking ones made by his father.

"Can't decide whether to laugh or cry, like father like son. Hadn't expected this from Abdullah. He's an educated man. Your father says 'I'm Amrapali' & you say 'I'm Anarkali,' Is that how you see women of society?" Jaya Prada said.


Apr 23, 2019, 11.03 AM

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Apr 23, 2019, 10.01 AM

Total voter turnout till 10 am: 10.29%

Assam-12.36%
Bihar-12.64%
Goa-11.70%
Gujarat-10%
J&K-2%
Karnataka: 7.42%
Kerala-10.63%
Maharashtra-7%
Odisha-7.15%
Tripura: 6%
Uttar Pradesh: 10.36%
West Bengal: 17%
Chhattisgarh: 13%
Dadra & Nagar Haveli: 11.40%
Daman &Diu: 10%


Apr 23, 2019, 09.51 AM

Voting underway in Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha seats in 28,022 polling stations across the regions, including 216 all-women ('sakhi') and 39 ethnic booths for gender and tribal empowerment.


Apr 23, 2019, 09.51 AM

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Apr 23, 2019, 09.11 AM

Complete details of Phase 3 voting

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Apr 23, 2019, 09.02 AM

Also read: PM Narendra Modi casts his vote in Ahmedabad

PM Modi cast his vote at a polling booth in Nishan Higher Secondary School in Ranip, Ahmedabad. Drawing an analogy between voting and Kumbh, Modi said him exercising his franchise is like taking a holy dip in Kumbh. 


Apr 23, 2019, 08.31 AM

PM Narendra Modi casts his vote at a polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad.Seen outside the polling booth with BJP chief Amit Shah, Modi spent some time at his mother's home. (ANI Photo)

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Apr 23, 2019, 08.13 AM

Kerala CM P Vijayan queues up to casts his vote at the polling booth in RC Amala Basic UP School in Pinarayi in Kannur district. (ANI Photo)

 

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Apr 23, 2019, 08.09 AM

BJP President and party's candidate from Gandhinagar Parliamentary constituency Amit Shah, near the polling booth at Nishan Higher Secondary School in Ranip, Ahmedabad. (ANI Photo)

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Apr 23, 2019, 07.58 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother at her residence in Gandhinagar today. He will cast his vote in Ahmedabad, shortly.

 

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Apr 23, 2019, 07.37 AM

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Apr 23, 2019, 07.30 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at his mother's residence in Gandhinagar. He will cast his vote in Ahmedabad, shortly. (ANI Photo)

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Apr 23, 2019, 07.14 AM

A total of 1640 candidates are contesting in the 3rd phase of polling. A total of 2.1 lakh polling stations have been setup to facilitate voting.

 

Third phase voting

 


Apr 23, 2019, 07.12 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cast his vote in Ahmedabad today.

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Apr 23, 2019, 06.42 AM

13 states and 2 union territories are voting on 116 seats : Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Tripura and Union Territories Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.


Apr 23, 2019, 06.39 AM

Voting in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Odisha will end early.

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Election officials along with security personnel travel by tractors to reach a polling station, at Hajo in Kamrup district of Assam. (PTI Photo)


Apr 23, 2019, 06.35 AM

Besides all seats in Gujarat (26) and Kerala (20), voting will be held in four seats in Assam, five in Bihar, seven in Chhattisgarh, 14 each in Karnataka and Maharashtra, six in Odisha, 10 in Uttar Pradesh, five in West Bengal, two in Goa, and one each in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Tripura.

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Apr 23, 2019, 06.32 AM

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Apr 23, 2019, 06.24 AM

The stakes are high for the ruling BJP and its allies as they bagged 66 seats out of these 116 spread across 14 states and Union Territories in 2014 general election, while the Congress and its alliance partners won 27, and the rest went to other opposition parties and Independents.     

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Apr 23, 2019, 06.21 AM

Polling will be held on Tuesday for the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha election in 116 seats, including all constituencies in Gujarat and Kerala, with BJP president Amit Shah, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and several Union ministers among prominent candidates in the fray.

 

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Apr 23, 2019, 06.15 AM

About 18.56 crore voters are eligible for voting in third phase and the Election Commission has set up 2.10 lakh polling booths/stations and has made elaborate security arrangements. 

 

Third phase voting