Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase III
Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase III LIVE UPDATES: Poling official dies after collapsing at booth in Odisha

Lok Sabha Polling for the third phase began on Tuesday April 23 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.

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.

Among the seats will be a solitary seat from Tripura, Tripura East, where elections were delayed by one phase due to security reasons. With the third phase covering four seats of Assam and one of Tripura, elections in the Northeastern states will come to an end.

LIVE UPDATES

03:20 PM | Odisha: Poling official dies after collapsing on duty

A polling official at booth number 41 in Kantapal village in Dhenkanal died, after collapsing while on duty.


03:20 PM | State-wise voter turnout till 3 PM

Assam: 60.24%
Bihar: 37.05%
Goa: 46.36%
Gujarat: 39.50%
Jammu and Kashmir: 9.63%
Karnataka: 38.19%
Kerala: 43.21%
Maharashtra: 33.09%
Odisha: 34.34%
Tripura: 45.54%
Uttar Pradesh: 30.34%
West Bengal: 52.80%
Chhattisgarh: 44.77%
Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 37.20%
Daman and Diu: 42.99%


03:00 PM | Former PM Manmohan Singh casts his vote in Assam

Former prime minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh casts his vote in Dispur, Assam.


02:50 PM | 7 voters die in Kerala during voting: Reports

Seven voters have died in Kerala during the voting across different polling stations. One voter died after he came to know his name was not in the voter list.  Another Marar Venugopala passed away after he returned home after voting.


02:30 PM | State-wise voter turnout till 2 PM

Assam: 46.61%
Bihar: 37.05%
Goa: 46.36%
Gujarat: 39.27%
Jammu and Kashmir: 9.63%
Karnataka: 36.74%
Kerala: 40.00%
Maharashtra: 32.07%
Odisha: 32.82%
Tripura: 44.96%
Uttar Pradesh: 29.76%
West Bengal: 52.40%
Chhattisgarh: 42.97%
Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 37.20%
Daman and Diu: 42.99%


01:20 PM | State-wise voter turnout till 1 PM

Assam: 42.35%
Bihar: 25.65%
Goa: 28.91%
Gujarat: 25.50%
Jammu and Kashmir: 4.72%
Karnataka: 22.77%
Kerala: 28.78%
Maharashtra: 18.21%
Odisha: 18.58%
Tripura: 29.54%
Uttar Pradesh: 22.90%
West Bengal: 35.39%
Chhattisgarh: 29.48%
Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 21.62%
Daman and Diu: 23.93%


12:45 PM | Snake found inside VVPAT machine in Kannur; voting halted

Voting was halted for a brief time at Kerala’s Kannur Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday afternoon after a snake was found inside the VVPAT machine, triggering panic among the officials and voters. However, the reptile was removed soon and voting continued.


12:10 PM | State-wise voter turnout till 12 PM

Assam: 28.64%
Bihar: 25.65%
Goa: 28.49%
Gujarat: 24.93%
Jammu and Kashmir: 4.72%
Karnataka: 21.05%
Kerala: 25.79%
Maharashtra: 17.26%
Odisha: 18.58%
Tripura: 29.21%
Uttar Pradesh: 22.39%
West Bengal: 35.00%
Chhattisgarh: 27.29%
Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 21.62%
Daman and Diu: 23.93%


11:45 AM |  State-wise voter turnout till 11 AM 

Assam- 28.07%
Bihar-20.80%
Goa-16.88%
Gujarat-13.24%
J&K-3.39%
Karnataka-12.72%
Kerala-21.09%
Maharashtra-9.03%
Odisha-8.67%


11:30 AM | Are EVMs really faulty or programmed in this fashion: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, pointing towards faulty EVMs, asked as to why the votes were being directed to the BJP only. “Are these really faulty or programmed in this fashion?” Kejriwal said in a tweet.


11:15 AM | 3 TMC workers injured after crude bomb hurled at them in West Bengal

West Bengal: Three TMC workers injured after a crude bomb was hurled at them. The incident took place in Domkal municipality in Murshidabad


11:00 AM | UP police detains e-rickshaw drivers allegedly hired by SP to ferry voters to booths

Rampur police have detained at least four e-rickshaw drivers who were paid to ferry voters to polling booth. They were allegedly hired by SP workers. Further investigation is on.


10:45 AM | SP alleges EVM malfunctioning in Rampur


10:30 AM | Kerala woman dies while waiting to cast her vote

A woman collapsed and died in Kerala’s Kannur while waiting in queue to cast her vote.


10:15 AM | Voter turnout till 10 AM 

Assam: 12.36%
Bihar: 12.64 %
Gujarat: 9.99%
Kerala: 10.63%
Karnataka: 7.42%
Odisha:  7.15%
West Bengal: 16.85%
Uttar Pradesh: 10.36%


10:00 AM | Delhi BJP MP Udit Raj threatens to quit

BJP’s sitting MP from Northwest Delhi Udit Raj has threatened to resign from the BJP at 10 am. Reports have been doing rounds that BJP may not re-nominate him. Raj has said he will wait till 10 am and if the party doesn’t decide by then, he may quit the BJP and contest as an independent.


09:45 AM | Voter Turnout till 9 AM

Assam: 12.36%
Bihar: 12.64%
Chhattisgarh: 10.53%
Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 7.55%
Daman and Diu: 10.03%
Goa: 10.40%
Gujarat: 7.59%
Jammu and Kashmir: 0.00%
Karnataka: 6.17%
Kerala: 6.85%
Maharashtra: 4.11%
Odisha: 5.76%
Tripura: 4.97%
Uttar Pradesh: 9.80%
West Bengal: 16.52%


09:25 AM | Amit Shah casts his vote in Ahmedabad

Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah casts his vote in Ahmedabad


09:15 AM | PM Narendra Modi casts vote in Ranip, Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon reaching Gujarat met up with his mother Hiraba at her Gandhinagar residency. Modi is at the polling booth at Ahmedabad’s Ranip where he cast his vote today. Seen outside the polling booth with BJP chief Amit Shah, Modi spent some time at his mother’s home.


09:00 AM | Polling percentage in Bihar at 8 am

Jhanjharpur- 4.5%
Supaul- 4%
Araria- 3%
Madhepura- 5%
Khagaria- 5%

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