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Elections 2019 Phase 5 Live Updates: 57.86 per cent voter turnout recorded in Bihar till 6 PM

May 06, 2019, 19:52 IST | mid-day online desk Check for updates

Polling for 51 constituencies, spread across seven states, began on Monday to test the fate of some political heavyweights like Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union Minister Smriti Irani.

  • May 06, 2019, 18:55 IST

    Jaipur: Voting concludes for the 5th phase of LokSabha Election 2019 in Rajasthan

  • May 06, 2019, 18:50 IST

    Visuals from Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh where voting concluded for #Phase5 of #LokSabhaElection2019.

  • May 06, 2019, 18:41 IST

    West Bengal BJP writes to CEO West Bengal over poll related violence the letter states,"On all LS seats which were having polling today have seen wide spread violence including rigging of booths, destruction of EVMs&brutal attacks on BJP candidates.Also seek order for re-polling"

  • May 06, 2019, 18:23 IST

    57.86% voter turnout recorded in Bihar (five Lok Sabha constituencies) in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, till 6 pm.

  • May 06, 2019, 18:15 IST

    Election Commission of India has given relaxation in Model Code of Conduct in Maharashtra and has allowed state govt to carry out drought relief work.

  • May 06, 2019, 17:56 IST

    Odisha: Due to cyclone Fani, ECI has extended the completion of the elections on Patkura assembly constituency for 60 days. Earlier, ECI had appointed 19th May as the date of poll for Patkura Assembly Constituency after the demise of BJD candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla.

  • May 06, 2019, 17:37 IST

    Polling percentage recorded till 4 pm: Bihar: 44.08 per cent, Rajasthan: 50.44 per cent, West Bengal: 63.57 per cent, Jharkhand: 58.07 per cent, Uttar Pradesh: 44.89 per cent, Jammu and Kashmir: 15.51 per cent

  • May 06, 2019, 17:25 IST

    Sahara chief Subrata Roy casts his vote at a polling booth in Lucknow.

  • May 06, 2019, 17:19 IST

    Jammu and Kashmir: Petrol bomb was hurled at a polling station in south Kashmir’s Shopian, today, no loss of life or injuries reported.

  • May 06, 2019, 17:10 IST

    Watch West Bengal: Scuffle breaks out between TMC's MP from Howrah, Prasun Banerjee and security forces at polling booth no. 49 & 50 in Howrah.

  • May 06, 2019, 16:57 IST

    In the wake of ongoing Phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections, MS Dhoni posts a video on Instagram, where  daughter Ziva asking people to vote like her parents

     
     
     
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  • May 06, 2019, 16:51 IST

    Madhya Pradesh: Specially-abled Nidhi cast her vote using her foot at a polling booth in Narsinghpur.

  • May 06, 2019, 16:30 IST

    53.84 per cent polling percentage recorded in Madhya Pradesh (7 seats), till 4 pm.

  • May 06, 2019, 16:19 IST

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni casts his vote at a polling booth in Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

  • May 06, 2019, 16:11 IST

    Overall poll percentage till 3 pm in Jammu and Kashmir is 15.64 per cent

  • May 06, 2019, 15:52 IST

    Jammu and Kashmir: Kashmiri Pandits cast their votes at a Special Polling Station in Udhampur, for Anantnag parliamentary constituency.

  • May 06, 2019, 14:59 IST

    Moderate polling was recorded till early afternoon on Monday in 51 constituencies spread over seven states in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. According to the Election Commission, West Bengal recorded the highest voter turnout of 50.78 per cent till 2 pm, while Jammu and Kashmir registered the lowest with 11.35 per cent.

  • May 06, 2019, 13:38 IST

    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%.

  • May 06, 2019, 13:21 IST

    An estimated 26.19 per cent of over 87.66 lakh electorate exercised their franchise till noon in five Lok Sabha seats of Bihar on Monday, during the fifth phase of the seven-phase polls, an election official said. Polling is underway in Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Saran and Hajipur parliamentary seats amid tight security, with no violence reported from any part of the state, he said.

  • May 06, 2019, 12:47 IST

    Actor Ashutosh Rana after casting his vote at polling booth number 105 in Gadarwara in Madhya Pradesh.

  • May 06, 2019, 12:30 IST

    Over 16 per cent votes polled in West Bengal, stray violence was also reported. Meanwhile, 8.92 per cent polling was recorded till 9 am in 5 LS seats of Bihar.

  • May 06, 2019, 11:31 IST

    Madhya Pradesh: A man in Chhatarpur arrives to vote, after his father's last rites earlier today.

  • May 06, 2019, 10:36 IST

    Elections 2019: 12.54 per cent polling till 10 am in Madhya Pradesh

    An average 12.54 per cent turnout was recorded in the first three hours of polling in seven Lok Sabha seats of Madhya Pradesh on Monday, an official said. Polling was underway since 7 am in the seven constituencies - Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad and Betul - where long queues were seen at some booths, the election official said.

  • May 06, 2019, 10:13 IST

    Jharkhand: Union Minister and BJP candidate from Hazaribagh, Jayant Sinha arrives at a polling booth to cast his vote. Sinha is contesting against Congress' Gopal Sahu & CPI's Bhubneshwar Prasad Mehta from the constituency.

  • May 06, 2019, 09:46 IST

    A man arrived with his 105-year-old mother to cast votes at polling booth number 450 in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand.

  • May 06, 2019, 09:39 IST

    Militants Monday lobbed a grenade towards a polling station in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir where polling is underway for the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, police said.
    A grenade was lobbed towards Rohmoo polling station in Pulwama but there were no reports of any casualties in the blast, a police official said.

  • May 06, 2019, 09:32 IST

    In the general elections five years ago, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress had won all the seven seats. An electorate of over 1.16 crore, including 60.04 lakh men, 56.86 lakh women and 211 belonging to the third gender, are eligible to choose their representatives from a field of 83 candidates by exercising their democratic rights in 13,290 polling stations spread across 7,691 polling premises.

  • May 06, 2019, 09:18 IST

    Jharkhand: Visuals from a polling booth in St.Anne's Girls High School in Ranchi.

  • May 06, 2019, 09:12 IST

    This is an important phase for BJP in Uttar Pradesh since it had won 12 out of the 14 seats in the 2014 general elections. The party is now facing the combined force of SP, BSP and RLD, which had contested separately last time.

  • May 06, 2019, 08:57 IST

    BSP Chief Mayawati also cast her vote at a polling booth in City Montessori Inter College in Lucknow.

  • May 06, 2019, 08:51 IST

    Home Minister and Lucknow BJP Candidate Rajnath Singh casts his vote at polling booth 333 in Scholars' Home School

  • May 06, 2019, 08:18 IST

    Mid-day spoke to several shopkeepers in Mumbai city asking them their expectations from the government. While most of them said that why will vote this election, many of them have high hopes from the government. Watch this video to know what they had to say.

  • May 06, 2019, 08:17 IST

    Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and his wife Gayatri Rathore arrive at a polling station in Jaipur to cast their vote for the General Elections 2019 in Rajasthan

  • May 06, 2019, 08:15 IST

    This is an important phase for BJP in Uttar Pradesh since it had won 12 out of the 14 seats in the 2014 general elections. The party is now facing the combined force of SP, BSP and RLD, which had contested separately last time.

    According to the Election Commission of India, over 8.75 crore voters are eligible to cast their ballot to decide the fate of 674 candidates across the country. As many as 96,000 polling stations have been set up and security arrangements made for the smooth conduct of the elections.

  • May 06, 2019, 08:15 IST

    Fourteen seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, seven each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar and four in Jharkhand will go to polls in addition to Ladakh and Anantnag constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • May 06, 2019, 07:38 IST

    Appealing to voters to turn out in large numbers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on his Twitter handle: "Requesting all those voting in today's fifth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to do so in large numbers. A vote is the most effective way to enrich our democracy and contribute to India's better future. I hope my young friends turn out in record numbers."

  • May 06, 2019, 07:27 IST

    The polling for the fifth phase began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm, amid elaborate security arrangements.

  • May 06, 2019, 07:17 IST

    Polling for 51 constituencies, spread across seven states, began on Monday to test the fate of some political heavyweights like Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union Minister Smriti Irani.

  • May 06, 2019, 07:10 IST

    Former Union Min Yashwant Sinha and his wife Nilima Sinha arrived at a polling booth to cast vote for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. His son and Union Minister Jayant Sinha is contesting against Congress' Gopal Sahu and CPI's Bhubneshwar Prasad Mehta from the constituency.

  • May 06, 2019, 06:57 IST

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel exuded confidence over Congress' victory in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections claiming that the country is in the mood of change, hence, certainly the Congress' government will be formed after May 23.

  • May 06, 2019, 06:55 IST

    After coming to power in Madhya Pradesh in December 2018, the Congress will hope to carry forward their winning streak

  • May 06, 2019, 06:53 IST

    In West Bengal, voters line up outside a polling station in Barrackpore; voting in 51 parliamentary constituencies across 7 states for 5th phase of #Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will begin shortly.

  • May 06, 2019, 06:49 IST

    More than 900 million Indians will vote in the General elections 2019. Over 1.5 crore adults in the 18-19 year age group are exercising their franchise for the first time. We managed to speak to some young voters who voiced their concerns on the elections and democracy. Watch the full video below

  • May 06, 2019, 06:47 IST

    Voters have lined up outside a polling station in Ayodhya; Voting in 51 parliamentary constituencies across 7 states for 5th phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will begin shortly

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