Phase 5, Lok Sabha 2019 Election: West Bengal recorded 63.57% turnout, highest despite clashes
Phase 5 of the Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 is currently underway. Voting began at 7 am in the morning and will continue till 6 pm.
Polling percentage recorded till 4 pm: Bihar: 44.08%, Rajasthan: 50.44%, West Bengal: 63.57%, Jharkhand: 58.07%, Uttar Pradesh: 44.89%, Jammu and Kashmir: 15.51%
Fifty-one constituencies across 7 states are going to the polls today. The states are Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Jharkhand.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni casts vote at Rachi, Jharkhand
Voting percentage till 1 PM:
Voting percentage till 1 PM: Bihar- 24.49, Jammu and Kashmir- 6.54, Rajasthan- 33.82, Madhya Pradesh- 31.46, Uttar Pradesh- 26.53, West Bengal- 39.55 and Jharkhand- 37.24. Total- 31.29%.
Didi is so frustrated these days that she doesnt even want to talk or hear about god. Situation is such that Didi is arresting and jailing those who are chanting ‘Jai Sri Ram’
Smriti Irani accuses Rahul of ‘booth capturing’ in Amethi, 21.83% polling till 11 am
Polling for the keenly watched contest in Amethi, long considered a Gandhi family turf, began on a contentious note on Monday with BJP candidate Smriti Irani alleging that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was “ensuring booth capturing”. The first four hours of voting that began at 7 am saw 21.83 per cent polling in the constituency, a local state government information officer said. Irani, who crisscrossed the area from early morning, visiting booths to meet party workers, accused Gandhi of capturing booths. “Alert @ECISVEEP Congress President @Rahul Gandhi ensuring booth capturing,” the Union minister said on Twitter.
29.49 per cent polling till 11 am in 4 Lok Sabha seats of Jharkhand
An estimated 29.49 per cent of the 65.87 lakh electorate cast their votes till 11 am in Jharkhand, where the second phase of polling is underway in four Lok Sabha constituencies, an election official said. No untoward incident has been reported from any part of the four constituencies – Koderma, Ranchi, Khunti (ST) and Hazaribag, the official said. Koderma recorded a turnout of 30.80 per cent, followed by Ranchi at 30.05 per cent, Hazaribag at 29.05 per cent and Khunti (ST) at 27.21 per cent, he said.
Voters turn out in large numbers in Rajasthan
Nearly 30 per cent turnout was recorded in the first four hours of polling on Monday in 12 Lok Sabha seats of Rajasthan where two former Olympians are among the 124 candidates in fray. The maximum voter turnout of 31.93 per cent was in Ganganagar (SC) seat while Nagaur, Dausa, Churu and Alwar registered 30.34, 30.04, 30.02 and 30.01 per cent voting. Polling began at 7 am in Ganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Dausa and Nagaur. 16 of the total 134 candidates are women. 23,783 polling stations have been set up in 12 constituencies where 2.30 crore voters are registered.
Mayawati hints at her PM ambition
BSP president Mayawati has indicated that if she gets a chance to become the Prime Minister, she will contest the Lok Sabha election from Ambedkar Nagar. “If all goes well, I may have to seek election form here because the road to national politics passes through Ambedkar Nagar,” she said. Mayawati has won the Lok Sabha elections from Ambedkar Nagar four times – 1989, 1998, 1999 and 2004. “If all goes well, I may have to seek election form here because the road to national politics passes through Ambedkar Nagar,” she said. Mayawati has won the Lok Sabha elections from Ambedkar Nagar four times – 1989, 1998, 1999 and 2004. Addressing a rally in Ambedkar Nagar in the backdrop of her cut-out in which she is seen standing outside Parliament, Mayawati said that the era of ‘Namo Namo’ was over and time had come for those who chant ‘Jai Bhim’. This is the first time in these elections that Mayawati has given clear indications about her aspirations for the Prime Minister’s post though her ally, Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party, has repeatedly said that he would back Mayawati as Prime Minister.
Supreme Court stays disqualification proceedings against 2 AIADMK MLAs
The Supreme Court Monday stayed disqualification proceedings against two AIADMK MLAs, who were served notice by the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker for allegedly indulging in “anti-party” activities The notices were served under the anti-defection law. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepka Gupta also issued notices on the plea filed by two AIADMK MLAs V T Kalaiselvan and E Rathinasabapathy.
Narsinghpur: Actor Ashutosh Rana after casting his vote at polling booth number 105 in Gadarwara.
Man arrived with his 105 year old mother to vote