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EC announces final voter turnout, check details

The first phase of polling in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 18 states and two Union Territories was held on Thursday. Polling for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will be held in seven phases. Votes will be counted on May 23. Along with 91 Lok Sabha seats, voting to elect a government in four states - Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha was also held. 

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: April 11, 2019 21:39 IST
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Phase 1 of Lok Sabha Election 2019 saw voters come out in large numbers and use their adult franchise. 

The world's largest democratic exercise began Thursday with crores of Indians coming out to vote to elect 91 parliamentarians in the first phase of over-a-month-long Lok Sabha polls for which the Modi government has made nationalism its core pitch to retain power amid a fragmented challenge from Congress and a number of regional players.Election officials said voter turnout was high at most places, while poll-related violence saw death of two persons in Andhra Pradesh and complaints poured in from various states about glitches in electronic voting machines and of names missing from the voter lists.

The first phase of polling in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 18 states and two Union Territories was held on Thursday. Polling for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will be held in seven phases. Votes will be counted on May 23. Along with 91 Lok Sabha seats, voting to elect a government in four states - Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha was also held. 

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  • 8:34 PM (IST)

    Election Commission: The total seizures in 2019 Election so far, till 6 pm, is Rs 2626 Crore - cash Rs 607 Crore, liquor worth Rs 198 Crore, drug & narcotics worth Rs 1091 Crore, precious metal worth Rs 486 Crore, freebies & other items worth Rs 48 Crore

  • 8:03 PM (IST)

    EC hails fearless voting in Bastar, turnout was 77%

    Election Commission: Voters in great number fearlessly used their franchise in Shyamgiri (in Bastar's Dantewada district) polling station. Turnout was 77% in this polling station.

  • 8:02 PM (IST)

    Election Commission: There have been some incidents where EVMs have been damaged. 6 incidents in Andhra Pradesh, 5 in Arunachal Pradesh, 1 in Bihar, 2 in Manipur and 1 in West Bengal. 

  • 7:46 PM (IST)

    Polling concludes, West Bengal registers largest voter turnout

     

    Voting percentage till 6 pm. Final percentage likely to rise

    S. No. Name of State

    Voter Turnout

    1 Andhra Pradesh 66%
    2 Arunachal Pradesh 66%
    3 Assam 68%
    4 Bihar 50%
    5 Chattisgarh 56%
    6 Jammu and Kashmir 54.49%
    7 Maharashtra 56%
    8 Manipur 78.2%
    9 Meghalaya 67.12%
    10 Mizoram 60%
    11 Nagaland  78%
    12 Odisha 68%
    13 Sikkim 69%
    14 Telangana 60.57%
    15 Tripura 81.8%
    16 Uttar Pradesh 63.69%
    17 Uttarakhand 57.85%
    18 West Bengal 81%
    19 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 70.76%
    20 Lakshadweep 66%

     

  • 7:30 PM (IST)

    Election Commission announces final voter turnout: Here's a look

    Telangana: 60.57 per cent
    Uttar Pradesh: 63.69 per cent
    Andman and Nicobar: 70.76 per cent 
    Andhra Pradesh: 56 per cent

  • 7:15 PM (IST)

    Maharashtra: 2 security personnel injured in IED blast during their return with the polling party

    Maharashtra: Two security personnel have been injured in an IED blast and firing by naxals in Etapalli of Gadchiroli district when they were returning to the base camp along with the polling party today. The injured jawans are being brought to Nagpur.

  • 7:14 PM (IST)

    We have been successful in conducting the first phase of polls in a free, fair & peaceful manner. There has been no untoward incident whatsoever reported in the polls. The failure rate of EVMs has been under 1%: Surendra Kumar, Odisha Chief Electoral Officer

  • 6:39 PM (IST)

    Amit Shah relates TMC to Tushtikaran-Mafia-Chit Fund

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Thursday said West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) actually stood for 'tushtikaran' (appeasement), mafia and chit fund and urged the people to uproot it from the state.

    "In TMC, 'T' stands for tushtikaran. The party does not miss a single opportunity to appease infiltrators from Bangladesh. 'M' is for mafia and hooligans of Trinamool who are harassing the people of Bengal, and 'C' stands for chit fund under the guise of which Mamata's leaders looted thousands of crores of rupees," Shah said at a public rally in Raiganj in Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

    Shah was campaigning for party candidate Debasree Chaudhury in the minority-dominated Raiganj, where the BJP is looking to consolidate the Hindu votes while hoping that the minority votes will get divided among the Opposition outfits.

  • 6:29 PM (IST)

    Here's a look at voter turnout till 5 pm

    Bihar: 50.26%

    Telangana: 60.57%

    Meghalaya: 62%

    Uttar Pradesh: 59.77%

    Manipur: 78.20%

    Lakshadweep: 65.9%

    Assam: 68%

  • 6:22 PM (IST)

    Congress denies writing any letter on Rahul Gandhi's security to MHA

    Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has denied the party writing any letter on party chief Rahul Gandhi's security to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

    When asked, in a press briefing, how ANI news agency got a letter undersigned by party leaders, he said: "Mujhe kya pata. Aap ke biraadari ke log hain; aapko pata hona chahiye."

  • 6:07 PM (IST)

    Polling ends in 16 LS constituencies of Telangana

    About 49 per cent voter turnout was recorded in all 17 constituencies till 5 p.m. The final polling percentage will be known late in the evening.

  • 6:06 PM (IST)

    Voting for phase I concludes

    Voting for phase I concludes

  • 5:26 PM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election Phase 1 voter turnout at 5 PM

    Lok Sabha Election Phase 1 voter turnout at 5 PM: Noida 55%, Ghaziabad 53%

    Lok Sabha Election Phase 1 voter turnout at 5 PM: Baghpat 60%, Muzaffarnagar 62.2%, Saharanpur 60.3%

  • 5:20 PM (IST)

    Hema Malini: Frooti, samosa spoil Mathura monkeys

    Actress and BJP's Mathura MP Hema Malini has attributed the monkey menace in the Mathura-Vrindavan area to visitors "spoiling them by feeding them with samosas and Frooti", and stressed they should only be given fruits.

  • 5:11 PM (IST)

    Live Updates from Phase 1 Lok Sabha polls: Voter turnout at 3 PM

    Voter turnout till 3 pm in Andhra Pradesh was 55%

    Voter turnout in Arunachal Pradesh

    Voter turnout in Sikkim till 3 PM was 50.87%

    Voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir at 3 PM is 51%

  • 4:45 PM (IST)

    How has been the turn up in first phase of Lok Sabha Eelctions so far? Watch India TV Digital team's special analyses live on Facebook

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  • 4:42 PM (IST)

    Andhra Pradesh: A YSRCP worker has been taken to a hospital after he was injured in a clash which broke out between YSRCP and TDP workers at a polling station in Jammalamadugu Mandal of Kadapa district today

  • 4:33 PM (IST)

    Amit Shah never fails to invite controversies

    BJP chief Amit Shah, earlier today, addressed a rally in Darjeeling and said, "We will ensure implementation of NRC in the entire country. BJP will remove every single infiltrator from the country. All Buddhists and Hindu refugees will be identified and Indian nationality will be given to them."

  • 4:17 PM (IST)

    Clash breaks out between workers of TDP and YSRCP at a polling station in Srinivasapuram Village of Gurajala assembly constituency in Guntur district

     

  • 4:11 PM (IST)

    Here's a look at the voter turnout

    Voter turnout till 3 pm:

    Mizoram: 55.20%

    Tripura West parliamentary constituency: 68.65%

    West Bengal: 69.94%

  • 3:59 PM (IST)

    Here's a look at the voter turnout

    Voter turnout till 3 pm:

    Maharashtra: 38.35%

    Lakshadweep: 51.25%,

    Uttarakhand: 46.59%

    Manipur: 68.90%

  • 3:52 PM (IST)

    Here's a look at the voter turnout

    Voter turnout till 3 pm:

    Uttar Pradesh: 50.86%

    Nagaland: 68%

    Telangana: 48.95%

    Assam: 59.5%

    Meghalaya: 55%

  • 3:50 PM (IST)

    Fadnavis, wife Amruta cast vote in Nagpur

    Maharashtra: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta Fadnavis cast their vote at a polling station in Nagpur earlier today

  • 3:49 PM (IST)

    Rahul has not done justice to Amethi: Yogi Adityanath

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth has said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi has not done justice to his parliamentary constituency Amethi. Adityanath said Irani always remained concerned about the town's development and the huge turnout of supporters was proof of her work even after she lost the 2014 elections.

  • 3:46 PM (IST)

    No one ready to stand with you: Amit Shah slams Mamata Banerjee

    BJP President Amit Shah has slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her efforts to form a grand alliance with opposition leaders. Shah claimed that "no one is ready to stand" with her.

    "I want to ask Mamata didi, that she is asking everyone to vote for 'Gathbandhan' (Grand Alliance), but with whom do you have the alliance? Congress is against you, Communists are against you and no one is ready to stand with you," he said at a rally in West Bengal's Kalimpong. 

     

  • 3:36 PM (IST)

    NaMo food packets create furore in Greater Noida

    Just as the polling is underway for the first phase, distribution of saffron coloured food packets with ‘NaMo foods' printed on them at a polling booth in Gautam Buddha Nagar, has created a furore. Following this, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Venkateshwar Lu asked for a report on the incident from the District Magistrate.

     

  • 3:29 PM (IST)

    Laser light pointed at Rahul Gandhi was photographer's : MHA

    Ministry of Home Affairs has dismissed claims of an attempt of life at Rahul Gandhi during rally.  We've not received any letter regarding alleged breach in security of Congress Pres Rahul Gandhi. As soon as MHA’s attention was drawn to reports of incident of “green light” being pointed at him yesterday in Amethi, the Director (SPG) was asked to verify factual position, the ministry said in a statement. 

    Director SPG informed MHA that the “green light” shown in clipping was found to be that of a mobile phone used by AICC photographer, who was video graphing the impromptu press interaction of Rahul Gandhi near the collectorate in Amethi, the statement said. 

  • 3:16 PM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: 3 dead, 9 injured as tractor overturns in Gadchiroli

    Three dead, 9 injured as tractor overturns near Shankarpur village in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli. The victims were returning to their village after casting their votes. 

  • 2:55 PM (IST)

    Andhra Pradesh Election Voting Latest Updates: TDP leader attacked at polling booth

    TDP leader Kodela Siva Prasada Rao attacked at a polling booth in Guntur's Sattenapalli, in Andhra Pradesh.

     

  • 2:49 PM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019 LIVE Updates: Smriti Irani files her nomination from Amethi

    Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani has filed her nomination from Amethi parliamentary constituency, ahead of the 2019 general elections. 

  • 2:42 PM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019 LIVE Updates: Congress writes to HM Rajnath Singh

    Congress writes to Home Minister Rajnath Singh over breach in security of its president Rahul Gandhi yesterday, says Gandhi was addressing media after filing nomination from Amethi, "a persual of his interaction will reflect that a laser was pointed at his head, on at least 7 separate occasions"

  • 2:35 PM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Shots fired to prevent people from voting without voter ID card

    Security personnel in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli fire shots in air after some people try to cast vote without voter ID at a polling station the district. 

    Commenting on the incident, the district magistrate said, “BSF personnel, fired in air for security reasons after some ppl without voter ID tried to cast vote. Voting has resumed now."

  • 2:28 PM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: World's smallest woman casts her vote

    World's smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge, casts her vote at a polling station in Nagpur. 

  • 2:24 PM (IST)

    Assam Election Voting Latest Updates: CM Sonowal claims Modi will be elected as PM again

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today asserted that Narendra Modi will be elected as the prime minister for a second term.

    "Along with Assam, the people of the country have decided to cast their vote for the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for development, brotherhood, peace and security of the nation," Sonowal said.

  • 2:19 PM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019 LIVE updates: Sonia Gandhi on if Modi is invincible

    On being asked if she thinks Prime Minister Narendra Modi is invincible, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said," Not at all. Don't forget 2004. Vajpayee Ji was invincible, but we won."

  • 2:17 PM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019 LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and said Modi has done nothing for the people of India in the last 5 years. 

    "There have been many people in Indian history who had arrogance to believe that they're invincible and bigger than the people of India," Rahul Gandhi said. 

    "Narendra Modi for the last 5 years has done nothing for the people of India. His invincibility will be in full view after election results," he said. 

  • 2:08 PM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019 LIVE updates: Sonia Gandhi files nomination from Raebareli

    UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has filed her nomination from Raebareli Lok Sabha seat, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

  • 2:02 PM (IST)

    Telangana Election Voting Latest Updates: CM K Chandrashekar Rao casts his vote

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his wife cast their vote at a polling booth in Siddipet district.

     

  • 1:59 PM (IST)

    Anti-BJP votes deleted across India: Arvind Kejriwal

    Anti-BJP votes have been deleted across India at an "unprecedented scale", Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal claimed today. 

    Kejriwal took to Twitter and tagged people who claimed their names or the names of their relatives have been deleted from the voter lists.

  • 1:49 PM (IST)

    Andhra Pradesh Election Voting Latest Updates: TDP leader S Bhaskar Reddy killed in clash

    TDP leader S Bhaskar Reddy killed in clashes in Tadipatri town of Anantapur, in Andhra Pradesh. TDP has alleged that YSRCP workers are behind the incident.

  • 1:42 PM (IST)

    Bihar Election Voting Latest Updates: Voter turnout till 1 PM

    Voter turnout till 1 PM in Bihar are as follows -

    Aurangabad - 34.60%
    Gaya - 33%
    Nawada - 37% 
    Jamui - 29% 

  • 1:39 PM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Voter turnout till 1 PM

    Voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh till 1 PM are as follows -

    Saharanpur - 41.60%
    Kairana - 39.80%
    Muzaffarnagar - 37.60%
    Bijnor - 40.80%
    Meerut - 40.60%
    Baghpat - 38%
    Ghaziabad - 33.20%
    Gautam Budh Nagar - 38.60%

  • 1:32 PM (IST)

    Uttarakhand Election Voting Latest Updates: Voter turnout till 1 PM

    41.27 per cent voting has been recorded in all 5 seats of Uttarakhand till 1 PM. 

  • 1:29 PM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: People queue up to cast votes

    People queue up to vote for Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency.

    India Tv - People queue to cast votes in Manipur 

    Image Source : ANI

    People queue to cast votes in Manipur 

  • 1:24 PM (IST)

    SC verdict on electoral bonds tomorrow

    Verdict on the legality of the electoral bonds scheme will be passed by the Supreme Court tomorrow. The top court has already heard the arguments from the Centre and the petitioners, seeking either a stay on the scheme or some other transparent alternative for funding of political parties. 

     

  • 1:20 PM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Voter turnout till 1 PM

    30 percent voting recorded in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad till 1 PM 

  • 1:06 PM (IST)

    Yogi Adityanath holds roadshow in Amethi

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath holds a roadshow in Amethi

  • 1:02 PM (IST)

    Uttarakhand Election Voting Latest Updates: Swami Ramdev casts his vote

    Yog-Guru Swami Ramdev casts his vote at a polling station in Uttarakhand's Haridwar, in the first phase of polling for 2019 general elections.

  • 12:58 PM (IST)

    Sonia Gandhi's roadshow in Raebareli

    Sonia Gandhi has begun her roadshow in Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli. She is slated to file nomination from the Lok Sabha seat today. 

    Sonia Gandhi is accompanied by son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi, daughter and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. 

    India Tv - Sonia Gandhi holds roadshow in Raebareli

    Image Source : ANI

    Sonia Gandhi holds roadshow in Raebareli

     

  • 12:52 PM (IST)

    Sonia Gandhi performs 'havan' before filing her nomination

    Sonia Gandhi performs 'havan' ahead of filing nomination from Raebareli. Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also present

  • 12:40 PM (IST)

    Chhattisgarh Election Voting Latest Updates: Voters line up to cast votes

    Voters in naxal-affected Sukma district of Chhattisgarh queue up at a polling station to cast their votes in the first phase of polling for Lok Sabha Elections 2019

  • 12:37 PM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019: Urmila Matondkar meets Sharad Pawar

    Actor-turned-politician and Congress candidate from Maharashtra's Mumbai North parliamentary constituency, Urmila Matondkar, met Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar today. 

    India Tv - Urmila Matondkar meets Sharad Pawar

    Image Source : TWITTER

    Urmila Matondkar meets Sharad Pawar

    India Tv - Urmila Matondkar meets Sharad Pawar

    Image Source : TWITTER

    Urmila Matondkar meets Sharad Pawar

  • 12:29 PM (IST)

    Bihar Election Voting Latest Updates: Voter turnout till 12 PM

    Polling percentage recoreded in Bihar till 12 PM - 

    Gaya - 23%
    Nawada - 27%
    Jamui - 23%

  • 12:16 PM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: IED blast near polling booth

    IED blast triggered by Naxals near a polling booth in Etapalli in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, no injuries have been reported.

     

  • 12:11 PM (IST)

    Telangana Election Voting Latest Updates: Renuka Choudhary casts her vote

    Khammam Congress candidate Renuka Choudhary casts her vote in Telangana, says "I am hopeful that we will be able to win this race, I am very optimistic."

  • 12:01 PM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: Voter turnout till 11 am

    Voter turnout till 11 am are as follows -

    Telangana - 22.84%  
    Uttarakhand - 23.78% 
    Lakshadweep - 23.10% 
    Maharashtra - 13.7% 
    Jammu and Baramulla parliamentary constituencies - 24.66% 
    West Bengal (2 seats) - 38.08%
    Tripura - 26.5%

  • 11:54 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: Voter turnout till 11 am

    24.32 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 11 AM in 8 parliamentary constituencies

  • 11:52 AM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Polling halted due to EVM malfunction in Meerut

    EVM machine goes disfunctional at booth number 376 at a polling booth in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut; voting affected 

  • 11:47 AM (IST)

    Telangana Election Voting Latest Updates: KT Rama Rao casts his vote

    Working President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi KT Rama Rao casts his vote at a polling booth in Hyderabad.

  • 11:36 AM (IST)

    I-T raids underway at residence of Modhugula V Reddy

    In a fresh case of Income Tax raids at residences of bigwigs, home of YSR Congress MP and Guntur Candidate Modhugula V Reddy is currently being searched by the officials.

  • 11:34 AM (IST)

    Odisha Election Voting Latest Updates: Polling underway

    Voting is currently underway at a polling station in Berhampur in Odisha

  • 11:27 AM (IST)

    Andhra Pradesh Election Voting Latest Updates: CM Chandrababu Naidu writes to CEC

    In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has requested for re-polling at stations where voting had not commenced by 9:30 AM. 

    "Likely that many voters who returned may not have come back for voting even if polling is resumed after replacement / repair of existing EVMs. Therefore re-polling needed at all stations where polling had not commenced upto 9.30 am," the chief minister writes in the letter. 

  • 11:19 AM (IST)

    Smriti Irani to file nomination from Amethi today, performs pooja

    Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani performs 'pooja' with her husband Zubin Irani ahead of her filing nomination from Amethi parliamentary constituency today.

  • 11:15 AM (IST)

    Assam Election Voting Latest Updates: CM Sonowal casts his vote

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal casts his vote at a polling station in Dibrugarh

  • 11:13 AM (IST)

    Modi addresses rally in Bihar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presently addressing an election rally in Bihar's Bhagalpur

  • 11:11 AM (IST)

    Chhattisgarh Election Voting Latest Updates: 4 Naxals held amid polling

    Four Naxals were arrested and three firearms seized from them in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district today while polling was underway in the state's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency.

    The Naxals, belonging to Maad division of Maoists, were apprehended from Bedre area in the morning when a joint team of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and district force was out on an area domination operation. 

  • 11:08 AM (IST)

    Chhattisgarh Election Voting Latest Updates: Large voter turnout in Dantewada

    Villagers in Dantewada turnout in large numbers to cast their votes for the first phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. On 9th April, BJP MLA Bheema Mandvi and four PSOs had lost their lives in a naxal attack in Dantewada.

  • 10:50 AM (IST)

    25% voting recorded in Tripura

    Around 25 per cent voting was recorded in the first three hours of polling on Thursday for the West Tripura parliamentary constituency in Tripura.

    Police spokesman Subrata Chakraborty said that in 10 places, some persons tried to prevent voters from voting but were thwarted.

    "No major incident was reported from anywhere," Chakraborty told IANS.

    Election Commission officials said that in some polling stations, voting was temporarily halted due to the malfunctioning of either the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) or the Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.

    The main contest is between BJP candidate Pratima Bhoumik, 50, Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front candidate Sankar Prasad Datta, 61, and Subal Bhowmik, 58, who quit the BJP's Vice-President's post and became the Congress aspirant last month.

  • 10:30 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: Voter turnout till 9 AM

    Voter turnout recorded till 9 AM are as follows - 

    West Bengal - 18.12% 
    Mizoram - 17.5% 
    Chhattisgarh - 10.2%
    Manipur - 15.6%

  • 10:28 AM (IST)

    Chhattisgarh Election Voting Latest Updates: 10.2 pc voting till 9 am

    Chhattisgarh records a total of 10.2 per cent voting till 9 am. 

  • 10:23 AM (IST)

    Nagpur Election Voting Latest Updates: Nitin Gadkari casts his vote

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari casts his vote at polling booth number 220 in Nagpur parliamentary constituency

  • 10:21 AM (IST)

    Bihar Election Voting Latest Updates: 14 per cent voting recorded so far

    Bihar has so far recorded a total of 10 per cent voting. 

  • 10:11 AM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi asks voters to vote wisely

    As voting for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections has begun, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has urged voters to vote wisely for the soul of India and its future. 

    Referring to promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi before assuming power, Gandhi reminded voters that instead of jobs and Rs 15 lakh in bank accounts of people, the Modi government has given them "no jobs, distrust, violence, hate and fear".

  • 10:03 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: Voter turnout recorded till 9 am

    Voter turnout recorded till 9 am are as follows - 

    Telangana - 10.6%
    Andaman and Nicobar Islands - 5.83% 
    Assam - 10.2% 
    Arunachal Pradesh - 13.3% 
    Lakshwadweep - 9.83% 

     

  • 9:59 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: Owaisi casts his vote in Hyderabad

    AIMIM Chief and Hyderabad MP candidate Asaduddin Owaisi casts his vote at a polling booth in the city. He is a three time sitting MP from the constituency. 

  • 9:57 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: Voter turnout till 9 AM in UP

    Voter turnout recorded in different districts of Uttar Pradesh till 9 am are as follows - 
    Saharanpur - 8%
    Kairana - 10%
    Muzaffarnagar - 10%
    Meerut - 10%
    Bijnor - 11%
    Baghpat - 11%
    Ghaziabad - 12%
    Gautam Budh Nagar - 12%

  • 9:52 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: We want harmony in the region, says Bandipora voter

    Ghulam Mohd, a voter in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora casts his vote and says, "This time we want to vote for someone who would raise our specific issues in Parliament."

    "We want harmony in the region and as you can see voting is underway smoothly and in a peaceful manner," the voter says. 

  • 9:47 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: Jana Sena MLA candidate smashes EVM in Anantapur

    Jana Sena MLA candidate Madhusudhan Gupta smashes an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a polling booth in Gooty, in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. He has been arrested by police.

  • 9:40 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: Voting underway in Baramulla Lok Sabha seat

    Voting began on a peaceful note in Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir today, as voters in Kupwara, Handwara and Uri turned up early morning to exercise their franchise. 

    Polling across the constituency began at 7 am amid tight security and has been peaceful so far.

  • 9:22 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: 21 pc voter turnout in Nagaland

    21 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 9 am in Nagaland parliamentary constituency

  • 9:18 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat casts vote

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat casts his vote at polling booth number 124 in Defence Colony, Dehradun

  • 9:16 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: BJP candidate from Muzaffarnagar alleges fake voting

    Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from UP's Muzaffarnagar, Dr. Sanjiv Balyan, alleges fake voting, says, "Faces of women in burkhas are not being checked and I allege that fake voting is being done. If not looked into, I will demand a repoll."

  • 9:14 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Polling: TRS' K Kavitha casts her vote in Nizamabad

    Telangana Rashtra Samithi's K Kavitha casts her vote at a polling station in Telangana's Pothangal, in Nizamabad parliamentary constituency

     

  • 9:09 AM (IST)

    Uttarakhand records 10 percent voting till 9 am

    Uttarakhand has recorded 10 per cent voter turnout till 9 AM. 

  • 9:04 AM (IST)

    Nara Lokesh casts his vote in Amaravati

    Andhra Pradesh IT Minister and TDP's Nara Lokesh casts his vote in Amaravati.

    "It'll be a decisive win in Mangalgiri (assembly seat) and also across the state. I am here to convince my electorate that I am a meaningful and a worthy candidate, and I think I've done that," he says. 

  • 9:01 AM (IST)

    Bomb recovered from near polling booth in Gaya

    A bomb has been recovered from near a polling booth in Salaiya, in Gaya district of Bihar

  • 8:54 AM (IST)

    How and where to follow Lok Sabha Election 2019

    IndiaTVNews.com will be live blogging throughout the entire election period.  India TV will have up-to-the-minute information on results and updates from our correspondents in all the key districts.

  • 8:54 AM (IST)

    When can we expect results?

    Counting of votes will begin on May 23. 

  • 8:49 AM (IST)

    IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur

    Naxals have triggered an IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district in Bastar Lok Sabha constituency where voting is underway. No injuries or casualties have been reported into the incident.

    Naxals had planted the explosive underground and were waiting for the security forces to arrive. Narayanpur comes under the Bastar Lok Sabha seat.

  • 8:38 AM (IST)

    Jagan Mohan Reddy casts vote in AP's Kadapa

    YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy casts his vote in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa. "I'm very confident, people are looking for a change, vote without fear," he says. 

  • 8:37 AM (IST)

    Senior citizen voters cast vote in West Bengal

    Senior citizen voters cast their vote at a polling booth in Cooch Behar, West Bengal.

  • 8:32 AM (IST)

    Voting underway in Manipur's Imphal

    Voting underway at a polling station in Manipur's Imphal, in Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency. Voting on 1 out of 2 parliamentary constituencies in the state is being held today

  • 8:30 AM (IST)

    Voting delayed in Ghaziabad's Surya Nagar

    Uttar Pradesh: Voting at booth number 151 in Ghaziabad's Surya Nagar has been delayed, due to a non-functional EVM machine. Voters are complaining of poor facilities at the booth. 

     

  • 8:27 AM (IST)

    Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank casts his vote in Dehradun

    Former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, casts his vote at a polling booth in Dehradun 

  • 8:20 AM (IST)

    Jammu and Kashmir turns fortress as voting begins

    With government imposing a ban of Jammu-Srinagar highway, voting has begun amidst heightened security. Civic traffic on Baramulla to Udhampur has been banned till May 31. Meanwhile, voting began in Baramulla today. Mohammad Akbar Lone of the National Conference, Abdul Qayoom Wani of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Inspector General of Police Raja Aijaz Ali of People's Conference. In Jammu, the main contest is between Jugal Kishore Sharma of BJP and Raman Bhalla of Congress.

  • 8:18 AM (IST)

    Flower petals showered at voters in UP's Baghpat

    Flower petals showered, dhol played to welcome voters at polling booth number 126 in Baraut, in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat

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    Flower petals showered at voters in UP's Baghpat

     

  • 8:15 AM (IST)

    Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu casts his vote

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu casts his vote with family in Amravati 

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    Andhra Pradesh CM casts his vote

     

  • 8:12 AM (IST)

    Voting in Maharashtra's 7 constituencies including Nagpur begins

    Voting in 7 out of 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra has just got underway. The seven seats which are going to polls today are part of the Vidarbha region. However, it the Nagpur Lok Sabha seat that will be most watched.

    The face of BJP's development agenda Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is taking on Congress party Nana Patole - a face of farmer agitation. Nagpur is also the headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak  Sangh (RSS). Gadkari had won the election in 2014 with a whopping margin. But the fact that Patole himself was a BJP MP who joined Congress last year, makes the fight interesting.

  • 8:11 AM (IST)

    Polling begins in Uttarakhand

    Polling began in the hill state of Uttarakhand at 7 AM today. Voters will seal the fate of leaders like former Chief Ministers Harish Rawat and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. Harish Rawat is contesting from Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank from Haridwar. Congress has given the ticket to Manish Khanduri, son of senior BJP leader and once a close aide of Atal Bihari Vajpayee - Maj Gen BC Khanduri from Pauri.

    India Tv - Polling underway in Uttarakhand 

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    Polling underway in Uttarakhand 

  • 8:08 AM (IST)

    Harish Rawat queues up to cast vote in Haldwani

    Former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat queues up in Haldwani's Devalchaur to vote for the first phase of voting for Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

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    Harish Rawat queues up in Haldwani to cast his vote

  • 7:44 AM (IST)

    When do exit polls come?

    The Election Commission of India has forbidden media from publishing or broadcasting exit polls until the last phase of polling gets over on May 19.

  • 7:43 AM (IST)

    Key candidates in Andhra Pradesh

    N Chandrababu Naidu is seeking re-election from Kuppam in his native Chittoor district, while Jagan is contesting once again from Pulivendula, his family stronghold in Kadapa district.

    Naidu's son Nara Lokesh is making his electoral debut, contesting for Assembly from Mangalagiri in the capital region of Amaravati.

    Pawan Kalyan is contesting from two Assembly constituencies -- Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka. State Congress chief Raghuveera Reddy is contesting from Kalyandurg Assembly constituency.

    Chandrababu Naidu's brother-in-law and actor N. Balakrishna is seeking re-election from Hindupur Assembly constituency as the TDP candidate.

    Balakrishna's sister and former Union Minister D Purandeswari is contesting from Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency on BJP ticket. Balakrishna's son-in-law M. Bharat is contesting for the same seat as TDP candidate while Jana Sena has fielded former CBI joint director VV Lakshminarayana.

  • 7:30 AM (IST)

    Telangana sees a multi-corner fight

    Voting in Telanga began today at 7 AM. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's daughter K. Kavitha is seeking re-election from Nizamabad, where 178 farmers who entered the fray to highlight their problems including lack of remunerative prices for their produce. Kavitha is locked in a three-cornered contest with Congress' Madhu Yaskhi Goud and BJP's D. Arvind.

  • 7:27 AM (IST)

    When do the polls close?

    Most polling booths close by 5 PM. But if a election officer/observer at the booth decides that time needs to be extended, he can do it.

  • 7:19 AM (IST)

    Polling delayed in UP's Hapur

    Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 could not begin at booth number 206 in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur, due to a disfunctional EVM machine. Election officers are present at the spot. 

  • 7:16 AM (IST)

    PM Modi urges first-time voters to vote

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges young and first-time voters to vote in large numbers. Modi took to Twitter early on Thursday and said, "2019 Lok Sabha elections commence today. I call upon all those whose constituencies are voting in the first phase today to turn out in record numbers and exercise their franchise. I specially urge young and first-time voters to vote in large numbers."

  • 7:13 AM (IST)

    Mohan Bhagwat casts his vote from Nagpur

    RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat casts his vote for the Nagpur parliamentary constituency in the first phase of 2019 general elections. "Voting is our duty, everyone should vote," Bhagwat said after casting his vote.

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    Mohan Bhagwat casts his vote

  • 7:10 AM (IST)

    Voting in 8 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh underway

    Voting in Uttar Pradesh's eight Lok Sabha seats has just begun. It is expected to gain pace as the day progresses. Uttar Pradesh sends 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha.

    In Uttar Pradesh, key constituencies include Saharanpur, Kairana, Ghaziabad, Baghpat and Gautam Buddha Nagar. Three Union Ministers -- Gen V.K. Singh (Ghaziabad), Satyapal Singh (Baghpat) and Mahesh Sharma (Gautam Buddha Nagar) are in the fray as is Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh and his son Jayant Chaudhary.

  • 7:10 AM (IST)

    Polling in Telangana begins

    Voting is underway in Telangana. Telangana has 17 Lok Sabha seats.

  • 7:09 AM (IST)

    Polling in Andhra Pradesh begins

    In Andhra Pradesh, voters will cast two votes each to elect 25 MPs and their MLA for 175-member Andhra Assembly.

    Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Jana Sena leader and actor Pawan Kalyan are among the key contestants in Assembly elections.

    India Tv - Polling in Andhra Pradesh begins

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    Polling in Andhra Pradesh begins

  • 7:03 AM (IST)

    Here's a state-wise list of constituencies where voting is underway

    Constituency Poll Date Phase
    Andhra Pradesh    
    Aruku 11-April FIRST
    Srikakulam
    11-April FIRST
    Vizianagaram
    11-April FIRST
    Visakhapatnam
    11-April FIRST
    Anakapalli
    11-April FIRST
    Kakinada
    11-April FIRST
    Amalapuram
    11-April FIRST
    Rajahmundry
    11-April FIRST
    Narsapuram
    11-April FIRST
    Eluru
    11-April FIRST
    Machilipatnam
    11-April FIRST
    Vijayawada
    11-April FIRST
    Guntur
    11-April FIRST
    Narasaraopet
    11-April FIRST
    Bapatla
    11-April FIRST
    Ongole
    11-April FIRST
    Nandyal
    11-April FIRST
    Kurnool
    11-April FIRST
    Anantapur
    11-April FIRST
    Hindupur
    11-April FIRST
    Kadapa
    11-April FIRST
    Nellore
    11-April FIRST
    Tirupati
    11-April FIRST
    Rajampet
    11-April FIRST
    Chittoor
    11-April FIRST
    Arunachal Pradesh    
    Arunachal West
    11-April FIRST
    Arunachal East
    11-April FIRST
    Assam    
    Tezpur
    11-April FIRST
    Kaliabor
    11-April FIRST
    Jorhat
    11-April FIRST
    Dibrugarh
    11-April FIRST
    Lakhimpur
    11-April FIRST
    Bihar    
    Aurangabad
    11-April FIRST
    Gaya
    11-April FIRST
    Nawada
    11-April FIRST
    Jamui
    11-April FIRST
    Jammu & Kashmir    
    Baramulla
    11-April FIRST
    Jammu
    11-April FIRST
    Maharashtra    
    Wardha
    11-April FIRST
    Ramtek
    11-April FIRST
    Nagpur
    11-April FIRST
    Bhandara-Gondiya
    11-April FIRST
    Gadchiroli-Chimur
    11-April FIRST
    Chandrapur
    11-April FIRST
    Yavatmal-Washim
    11-April FIRST
    Manipur    
    Outer Manipur
    11-April FIRST
    Meghalaya
       
    Shillong
    11-April FIRST
    Tura
    11-April FIRST
    Mizoram
       
    Mizoram 11-April FIRST
    Nagaland    
    Nagaland
    11-April FIRST
    Odisha    
    Kalahandi
    11-April FIRST
    Nabarangpur
    11-April FIRST
    Berhampur
    11-April FIRST
    Koraput
    11-April FIRST
    Sikkim    
    Sikkim
    11-April FIRST
    Tripura     
    Tripura West
    11-April FIRST
    Uttar Pradesh    
    Saharanpur
    11-April FIRST
    Kairana
    11-April FIRST
    Muzaffarnagar
    11-April FIRST
    Bijnor
    11-April FIRST
    Meerut
    11-April FIRST
    Baghpat
    11-April FIRST
    Ghaziabad
    11-April FIRST
    Gautam Buddha Nagar
    11-April FIRST
    West Bengal    
    Coochbehar
    11-April FIRST
    Alipurduars
    11-April FIRST
    Andaman & Nicobar Islands
       
    Andaman & Nicobar Islands
    11-April FIRST
    Lakshadweep    
    Lakshadweep
    11-April FIRST
    Chhattisgarh
       
    Bastar
    11-April FIRST
    Uttarakhand
       
    Tehri Garhwal
    11-April FIRST
    Garhwal
    11-April FIRST
    Almora
    11-April FIRST
    Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar
    11-April FIRST
    Haridwar
    11-April FIRST
    Telangana
       
    Adilabad
    11-April FIRST
    Peddapalle
    11-April FIRST
    Karimnagar
    11-April FIRST
    Nizamabad
    11-April FIRST
    Zahirabad
    11-April FIRST
    Medak
    11-April FIRST
    Malkajgiri
    11-April FIRST
    Hyderabad
    11-April FIRST
    Chevella
    11-April FIRST
    Mahbubnagar
    11-April FIRST
    Nagarkurnool
    11-April FIRST
    Nalgonda
    11-April FIRST
    Bhongir
    11-April FIRST
    Warangal
    11-April FIRST
    Mahabubabad
    11-April FIRST
    Khammam
    11-April FIRST
  • 7:00 AM (IST)

    Polling for 91 Lok Sabha seats and 4 state assemblies begins

    Hello and welcome to our election live updates. The first phase of polling for the world's biggest election just got underway in India. From Andhra Pradesh to Arunachal, from Meghalaya to Uttarakhand, from Uttar Pradesh to Telangana, from Andaman and Nicobar Islands to Lakshadweep, polling has begun for 91 Lok Sabha seats and 4 state assemblies.