In the 7th and last phase of Lok Sabha polling, 13 seats each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, nine in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, all four constituencies in Himachal Pradesh, three in Jharkhand and one seat in the Union Territory of Chandigarh will witness the polling.
The fate of 918 candidates, including Shatrughan Sinha, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Sunny Deol, Kirron Kher and Misa Bharti will be decided today.
The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
06:00 PM | 67.37% voter turn-out in seven-phased elections
At a press conference, the Election Commission said a voter turnout of 67.37 percent was recorded across the seven-phased mammoth electoral exercise thattook place in 542 parliamentary constituencies across states and Union Territories.
The poll panel said that a total of 7.27 crore voters took part in elections of which 3.47 crore were women and 3,377 were persons of third gender.
03:30 PM | Voter turn-out till 3 PM
Himachal Pradesh: 45.38%
Madhya Pradesh: 46.51%
Uttar Pradesh: 38.01%
West Bengal: 51.59%
01:00 PM | Voter turn-out so far
Himachal Pradesh: 27.62%
Madhya Pradesh: 29.48%
Uttar Pradesh: 23.16%
West Bengal: 32.15%
12:30 PM | RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav’s photo in voter list replaced with wrong person
An error was reported in the electoral roll at Patna’s veterinary college booth when RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav’s picture was missing from the voter list and instead someone else’s photo under his name was printed. Read More
12:10 PM | Two govt employees on poll duty die in Madhya Pradesh
Two government employees engaged in election duty died in separate incidents in Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Sunday. Garu Singh Chogad, who was deployed at the Jalwat polling booth in Dhar Lok Sabha constituency, died after suffering a heart failure on Sunday morning.
11:40 AM | Uttar Pradesh: Gas cylinder catches fire at Sakaldiha polling booth
A LPG cylinder caught fire at booth number 237/238 at Sakaldiha in Uttar Pradesh. The incident happened while food was being prepared and due to gas leakage. The fire was doused in 15 minutes with the efforts of locals.
11:30 AM | Bihar: One Police officer injured as 3 assault cops at polling booth
Three people assaulted police officers at booth number 67 in Bhabhua of Sasaram in Bihar. One police officer was injured. Voting was halted for an hour. The Kaimur SP has confirmed arrest of criminals.
11:00 AM | Voter turn-out so far
Himachal Pradesh: 12.43%
Madhya Pradesh: 13.19%
Uttar Pradesh: 10.35%
West Bengal: 14.95%
10:30 AM | Rahul Gandhi salutes mothers, sisters for their contribution in Lok Sabha polls
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said: “Today is the 7th and last phase of polling. Our mothers and sisters have played a key role in these elections, not just as candidates, but also as committed voters whose voices must be heard. I salute them all.”
Today is the 7th and last phase of polling. Our mothers and sisters have played a key role in these elections, not just as candidates, but also as committed voters whose voices must be heard. I salute them all. #AbHogaNYAY pic.twitter.com/2qspqzkKvY
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 19, 2019
10:00 AM | First-time voters in Punjab get appreciation certificate for casting vote
First-time voters in Punjab received certificate of appreciation after casting their vote.
09:30 AM | Overall voter turnout till 9 AM is 5.97%
Himachal Pradesh: 0.40%
Madhya Pradesh: 4.57%
Uttar Pradesh: 4.80%
West Bengal: 8.91%
09:00 AM | EVM snag in Patna
EVM malfunction was reported at booth no.6 in Pant Nagar of Bihar’s Patna Sahib (Lok Sabha constituency