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Lok Sabha elections Phase 6 HIGHLIGHTS: Overall voting at 61.14 per cent till 7 pm, Bengal witnesses violence

In Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, who is contesting from Azamgarh, is up against Union Minister Maneka Gandhi from Pilibhit.

Published: 12th May 2019 07:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2019 07:32 PM   |  A+A-

Lok Sabha elections phase 6

Voters wait in queues to cast their votes at Sangam Vihar polling station for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls in New Delhi Sunday. (Photo | PTI)

By Online Desk

The sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 saw an overall turnout of 61.14 per cent till 7 pm in 59 seats in seven states in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha, as per the data compiled by the Election Commission.

West Bengal where 55 per cent voting was recorded within six hours of polling, saw sporadic violence in some areas.

The sixth phase took place across 59 seats in the seven states of Uttar Pradesh (14 seats), Madhya Pradesh (8 seats), West Bengal (8 seats), Jharkhand (4 seats), Haryana (10 seats), Bihar (8 seats) and the national capital of Delhi (7 seats).

Around 10.7 crore eligible voters turned up to cast their votes in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Sunday to decide the fate of 979 candidates in the fray.

All eyes are on Bhopal where Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh is pitted against BJP hardliner Pragya Singh Thakur. In Delhi, its a triangular fight between the Aam Admi Party, the BJP and the Congress --- which is looking for redemption in all the seven seats. Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is pitted against state BJP chief Manoj Tiwari from Northeast Delhi.

Jyotiraditya Scindia, K.P. Yadav, Maneka Gandhi, Sanjay Singh, Akhilesh Yadav, Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirahua', Manoj Tiwari, Sheila Dikshit are among the key candidates.

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07:24 May 12

Repolling in byelection to Kamaraj Nagar assembly segment

Re-polling in the by-election to the Kamaraj Nagar Assembly segment in Pondicherry saw a voter turnout of 55.35 percent, poll officials said Sunday. Of the total 952 voters, 527 electors including 265 women exercised their franchise, reported PTI. 

07:20 May 12

Total 61.14 per cent voting till 7 pm in Phase 6

West Bengal- 80.16
Delhi-56.11
Haryana- 62.91
Uttar Pradesh- 53.37
Bihar- 59.29
Jharkhand- 64.46
Madhya Pradesh- 60.40 

07:17 May 12

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday expressed regret over not being able to cast his ballot in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, which is over 130 km away from state capital Bhopal where he is locked in a key contest with BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur. [READ FULL REPORT] 

06:39 May 12
 
06:34 May 12

Priyanka Gandhi's first-time voter son misses voting

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra's 19-year-old son Rehan, a first-time voter, was conspicuous by his absence on Sunday as his parents came out to vote in the sixth phase of polling in Delhi. "Rehan cannot vote today as he has gone to London," Priyanka told reporters.

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06:21 May 12
06:18 May 12

Phase 6 polling: 59.70% voting till 6 pm

  • West Bengal- 80.13,
  • Delhi-55.44
  • Haryana- 62.14
  • Uttar Pradesh- 50.82
  • Bihar- 55.04
  • Jharkhand- 64.46 
  • Madhya Pradesh- 60.12 
05:35 May 12
05:27 May 12

Sixth phase voting till 4 PM: 50.77%

  • West Bengal- 70.51
  • Delhi-45.24
  • Haryana- 51.86
  • Uttar Pradesh- 43.26
  • Bihar- 44.40
  • Jharkhand- 58.08
  • Madhya Pradesh- 52.78 
05:04 May 12

Tilak Nagar youths allege political parties used anti-Sikh riots to get votes

05:03 May 12

I would have been lynched: Sanjay Jaiswal

On speaking to Express, Jaiswal said that when he went to booths after being informed that voters of particular castes were prevented from voting. "Had my security guards not opened fired, I would have been lynched till now," he alleged. 

04:59 May 12

BJP candidate alleges mob attack in Narkatia assembly segment of Bihar

An unruly mob armed with of lathis reportedly attacked BJP candidate from Bettiah Dr Sanjay Jaiswal at Narkatia assembly segment. The police have taken Jaiswal, sitting MP of Bettiah, under protection and rushed additional police forces at the spot, The incident took place near booths 162 and 163 where Jaiswal had gone on rounds during polling. Bettiah is district hw.of West champaran and gunshots were heard also from booths, reports Bihar correspondent Rajesh Kumar Thakur.  

04:27 May 12

 

AAP party west Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar after cast his vote at a polling station in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo | EPS)

04:15 May 12

Vice-president, wife vote in the 6th phase

04:00 May 12

Cash-for-vote in Bihar: Motihari police apprehend youth

The district police of East Champaran at Motihari in Bihar apprehended a youth identified as Manoj Gupta for allegedly influencing the voters with cash in favour of a particular candidate near to the polling booth. He was taken to the local police station by a team of police officials.

Sources said Gupta had some amount of cash in his possession that couldn't be disclosed till the releasing of this report.

In another incident, the Motihari police seized an SUV belonging to Dhakha RJD MLA Faisal Rahman when he was escaping after having an alleged exchange of words with some electorates at Jamuna nagar booths 261 and 262. 

03:47 May 12

Don't allow outsiders in Lok Sabha constituencies, 48 hours before the elections: Naqvi

Have demanded that outsiders be not allowed in Lok Sabha constituencies, 48 hours before the elections, and that history-sheeters be arrested. Our candidate Bharati Ghosh's car was stopped, have demanded action against the officers involved: Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 

03:44 May 12

Voter turnout till 3 PM: 46.52%

  • West Bengal- 63.09
  • Delhi-36.73
  • Haryana- 47.57
  • Uttar Pradesh- 40.96
  • Bihar- 43.86
  • Jharkhand- 54.09
  • Madhya Pradesh- 48.53 
03:37 May 12

WATCH | Priyanka Gandhi casts her vote

03:04 May 12

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Kejriwal, Sonia, Rahul, and other leaders queue-up as voters seal their fate in sixth phase of polling.

02:48 May 12

CEC Sunil Arora casts vote

02:48 May 12

Former President Pranab Mukherjee casts his vote at a polling booth in NP Primary School, K Kamraj Lane. 

02:44 May 12

'BJP indulging in bogus voting'

02:39 May 12

Haryana registered 31.53 per cent voting until 1 pm.

Congress leader Deepender Hooda accused Haryana Minister of State for Cooperatives Manish Kumar Grover of booth capturing in Rohtak. Meanwhile, Haryana registered 31.53 per cent voting until 1 pm. 

02:38 May 12

Three suspicious vehicles seized in Rohtak

The police caught three vehicles bearing temporary registration number in front of Vishwakarma School in the 62-Rohtak assembly constituency of the Rohtak parliamentary area.

Sources said that 15 cartridges of 32 bore, two wooden sticks and two number plates bearing different registration numbers have been recovered from these vehicles. Two persons identified as Sunil, a resident of village Makdouli and Ramesh, from Bohar village have been arrested along with these vehicles. 

02:04 May 12

AAP candidate Raghav Chadha alleges rigging at a polling booth in Tughlakabad

01:48 May 12

34.92 per cent polling recorded in Uttar Pradesh till 1pm

The Sultanpur constituency recorded the highest number of turnout at 38.87 per cent whereas Phulpur recorded the lowest at 29.2 per cent.

01:42 May 12

In Bhind, candidates kept confined to home

In Bhind Lok Sabha constituency, Congress candidate Devashish Jarariya, BJP candidate Sandhya Rai and BSP candidate Babulal Jamore have been confined to their house due to security reasons.

BJP MLA Arvind Bhadauria and Cong MLA Hemant Katare are also under close surveillance at their house to prevent any untoward incident.

01:27 May 12

We are fighting to save democracy: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra after casting her vote in Delhi: It's a really important election because we are fighting to save democracy, for our country, and keeping that in mind I cast my vote.

01:20 May 12

Dilip Ghosh alleges TMC intimidation on his men

Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh- At a booth in Rampura, my people were being threatened since yesterday so I went to meet. TMC goons attacked us, we were stopped from going inside the booth. These people are stopping people from voting.

01:05 May 12

WATCH| UPA government will come to power and with new ideas, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

12:52 May 12

Akhilesh Yadav alleges EVM malfunctioning in Azamgarh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav alleged that EVM were not functioning properly in Azamgarh. The party had complained to the Election Commission about district authorities helping the BJP.

12:40 May 12

Overall 25 per cent voter turnout recorded till 12 pm across 7 states

12:35 May 12

EVM glitches mar polling in several Delhi constituency

Complaints about malfunctioning EVMs poured in from several places of the national capital on Sunday where voting is underway.

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12:21 May 12

WATCH| Delhiites come out in numbers to cast their votes

12:04 May 12

20.37 voter turnout in Delhi till 11 am

  • Chandni chowk - 18.31
  • North East Delhi -22.32
  • East Delhi -20.56
  • New Delhi -17.99
  • North West Delhi-21.41
  • West Delhi-20.76
  • South Delhi-21.22
12:02 May 12

Ghatal BJP candidate Bharti Ghosh's convoy vandalized

12:00 May 12

21 per cent voting recorded till 11 am in UP

Uttar Pradesh recorded over 21 per cent of polling till 11 am. 

11:54 May 12

Clashes break out between BJP and TMC workers in Bankura

Scuffle between BJP workers and TMC workers at polling booth number 254 in Bankura after BJP alleged rigging by TMC workers.

11:47 May 12

WATCH| 'Modi used hatred in his campaign, we used love' says Rahul Gandhi

11:29 May 12

Arvind Kejriwal stands in queue to cast his vote

 

(Photo| Naveen Kumar/EPS)

11:13 May 12

Violence mar polling in Ghatal where BJP's Bharati Ghosh is pitted against TMC's Dev

 

11:06 May 12

Narendra Modi used hatred in the campaign and we used love: Rahul

"The election was fought on key issues including demonetization, farmer problems, Gabbar Singh Tax and corruption in Rafale. Narendra Modi used hatred in the campaign and we used love and I am confident love will win," said Rahul Gandhi.

11:04 May 12

Congress president Rahul Gandhi after casting his vote at a polling station

Congress president Rahul Gandhi after casting his vote at a polling station in New Delhi. (Photo| Shekhar Yadav/EPS)

10:14 May 12

North-East Delhi candidate Manoj Tiwari casts his vote

09:50 May 12

Elderly voter collapses to death in Bihar

A voter, aged about 65, died after casting his vote at Pipra kothi booth number 262 in Motihari. 

09:46 May 12

Manohar Lal Khattar today travelled by train to cast his vote

 

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today morning travelled by Shatabdi Express train from Chandigarh to his hometown Karnal to cast his vote.

09:43 May 12

Slow polling recorded in Madhya Pradesh

Maximum 15 per cent in Rajgarh and minimum 4per cent in Gwalior polling was reported till 9 am. In, Bhopal around 9.5 per cent and 6 per cent polling from Guna was recorded.

09:36 May 12

Manohar Lal Khattar casts his vote

09:34 May 12

Polling officer injured in accidental firing in Bihar

In an accidental firing, a polling officer, deputed at 275 number polling booth in Bihar's Sheohar district, sustained a critical bullet injury, early Sunday morning. Official sources said Shivendra Kumar, assistant teacher in Sitamarhi,was made the polling officer.

"The incident took place in course of careless handling of arms by a constable on duty," official sorurces said, adding that the injured was immediatly rushed to a nearby private clinic.

09:30 May 12

Voter turnout till 9 am

Voting percentage till 9 am: Bihar-9.03, Haryana- 3.74, Madhya Pradesh- 4.01, Uttar Pradesh- 6.86, West Bengal- 6.58, Jharkhand- 12.45.

09:23 May 12

10 per cent polling in Delhi so far

10 per cent polling recorded in national capital till 9 am.

09:16 May 12

President Ramnath Kovind casts his vote

09:10 May 12

Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress candidate from North East Delhi showing her inked finger after casting vote in 6th phase of Lok Sabha election

 

(Photo| Parveen Negi/ EPS)

08:55 May 12

People waiting in long queues in Azamgarh constituency

08:52 May 12

Poll officer suspended for carrying reserve EVM to his residence in MP's Guna

Sector assistant engineer, AK Shrivastav was suspended for allegedly carrying the reserve EVM to his residence here. "The EVM has been seized and the officer has been suspended, further action will be taken on instructions of the higher-ups," SDM, Shivani Rakwar Garg told media on Saturday.

08:37 May 12

Brisk voting in UP's Sultanpur

Brisk voting seen in the early hours in Sultanpur where Union Social Welfare minister Maneka Gandhi is trying her luck against Chandrabhadra Singh of gathbandhan and Dr Sanjay Singh of Congress.

08:24 May 12

Sidharth Nath Singh casts vote in Prayagraj

08:08 May 12

East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir casts his vote

08:07 May 12

Two more Bengal BJP workers shot at in East Medinipur

Two BJP workers Ananta Guchait & Ranjit Maity shot at last night in Bhagabanpur, East Medinipur. Both the injured admitted to hospital.(ANI)

08:06 May 12

PM Modi urges youngsters to vote in record numbers

08:04 May 12

Voting yet to begin in some parts of Bengal

In West Bengal's Bankura, owing to EVM malfunction, voting is yet to begin in multiple polling booths.

07:54 May 12

BJP's Bhopal candidate casts her vote

07:50 May 12

Voters in Delhi waiting in queue to cast their vote

 

(Photo| Shekhar Yadav/ EPS)

07:48 May 12

Hindutva and development are synonymous: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur

 In an interview with Express, Pragya Thakur said that Hindutva and development are synonymous. Arrested in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, she was given a clean chit by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), but the trial court refused to discharge her from the case.

READ THE INTERVIEW HERE

07:46 May 12

Indian cricket Captain Virat Kohli was among the early voters in Haryana

 

07:35 May 12

BJP worker found dead in Bengal

BJP worker Raman Singh found dead last night in Gopiballabpur, Jhargram. (ANI)

07:34 May 12

All seven seats in Delhi are going to polls today

07:33 May 12

Voting begins across 59 constituencies

Voting begins for 59 parliamentary constituencies in the 6th phase of polling across Bihar, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Delhi.


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  • khetolu Katty

    Please vote to Congress and AAP for better future.
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