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Digvijaya Singh did not vote, says he regrets it | Lok Sabha polls 2019 Phase 6 LIVE updates

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 6 polling began at 7 am. Fifty-nine constituencies spread over six states and Delhi will go to polls in this phase. Voting will take place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, 8 seats each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, 7 in Delhi and 4 in Jharkhand. Campaigning for this phase had ended on Friday. Stay tuned to this space as we bring to you live and latest updates on polling.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 12, 2019 22:19 IST
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Bhopal Congress candidate Digvijaya Singh

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 6 polling began at 7 am, in 59 constituencies across 6 states and Delhi. Voting will take place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, 8 seats each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, 7 in Delhi and 4 in Jharkhand. 

In Delhi, in all the seven seats, there is a triangular fight between BJP, Congress and AAP. Several heavyweights including former Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, singers turned politicians Manoj Tiwari and Hansraj Hans and boxer Vijender Singh are in the fray. 

Also Read | Delhi goes to poll in sixth phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on Sunday

In Uttar Pradesh, all 14 constituencies are spread in the Purvanchal region of the state. Out of these constituencies, Lalganj and Machhlishahar are reserved for scheduled caste candidates. Congress has not fielded any candidate on Azamgarh and Ambedkar Nagar seats. 

Campaigning for this phase had ended on Friday and the counting of votes will be held on the 23rd of this month.

Stay with our Live Blog for all the latest election updates. 

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  • 10:19 PM (IST)

    Dynasty can make you party chief, but it can't give you wisdom and vision: PM Modi takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi

    PM Narendra Modi took targetted Rahul Gandhi yet again over the issue of dynasty politics yet again. He took a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi during a rally at Indore in Madhya Pradesh.

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  • 7:40 PM (IST)

    Lok Sabha polls 2019 Phase 6: Here are state-wise polling figures

    West Bengal: 80.16% 

    Delhi: 56.11% 

    Haryana: 62.91% 

    Uttar Pradesh: 53.37% 

    Bihar: 59.29% 

    Jharkhand: 64.46% 

    Madhya Pradesh: 60.40%

  • 7:24 PM (IST)

    Over-all voting percentage crosses 60 per cent mark

    According to Election Commission of India, overall voter turnout (7 pm) is 61.40%

  • 6:59 PM (IST)

    West Bengal: Seat-wise voter turnout (6 pm)

    Tamluk: 82.99%

    Kanthi: 80.06%

    Ghatal: 79.33%

    Jhargram: 81.91%

    Medinipur: 80.50%

    Purulia: 78.89%

    Bankura: 75.68%

    Bishnupur: 81.90%

     

    Overall voter turnout in West Bengal: 80.16%

  • 6:55 PM (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh: Seat-wise voting percentage

    Sultanpur: 52.34%

    Pratapgarh: 52.38%

    Phulpur: 50.86%

    Allahabad: 50.73%

    Ambedkar Nagar: 60.85%

    Shrawasti: 50.20%

    Domariyaganj: 46.87%

    Basti: 52.85%

    Sant Kabir Nagar: 55.72%

    Lalganj: 54.82%

    Azamgarh: 56.13%

    Jaunpur: 55.16%

    Machhalishahr: 53.54%

    Bhadohi: 52.41%

     

    Overall voter turnout: 51.14%

     

  • 6:47 PM (IST)

    Seat-wise voter turnout in Madhya Pradesh

    Morena: 54.36%

    Bhind: 50.82%

    Gwalior: 56.39%

    Guna: 64.80%

    Sagar: 60.42%

    Vidisha: 66.06%

    Bhopal: 61.71%

    Rajgarh: 68.90%

  • 6:45 PM (IST)

    Haryana: Seat-wise voter turnout (6 pm)

    Amabala: 61.74%

    Kurukshetra: 67.51%

    Sirsa: 66.07%

    Hisar: 67.07%

    Karnal: 56.27%

    Sonipat: 64.65%

    Rohtak: 64.73%

    Bhiwani-Mahendragarh: 63.74%

    Gurgaon: 58.31%

    Faridabad: 58.68%

  • 6:42 PM (IST)

    Bihar: Seat-wise voter turnout (6 pm)

    Valmiki Nagar: 63.92%
     

    Paschim Chaparan: 63.57%
     

    Purvi Champaran: 56.02%
     

    Sheohar: 54.92%
     

    Vaishali: 53.96%
     

    Gopalganj (SC): 54.93%
     

    Siwan: 53.88%
     

    Maharajganj: 52.01%

  • 6:31 PM (IST)

    First Class! Well almost: Overall voter turnout by 6 pm is 59.87 per cent, says Election Commission

    Election Commission of India has released fresh figures of voter turnout. According to the commission, 59.87% voters came out to vote during 6th phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. These are figures estimated by 6 pm. 

    State-wise voter turnout is as follows:

    Bihar: 55.04%

    Haryana: 62.43%

    Madhya Pradesh: 60.46%

    Uttar Pradesh: 51.06%

    West Bengal: 80.16%

    Jharkhand: 64.46%

    Delhi: 55.48%

  • 6:08 PM (IST)

    I could not go to vote, I regret it: Congress' Digvijay Singh

    In a shocking development, Congress leader Digvijay Singh conceded that he could not vote.

    "Yes, I could not go to vote to Rajgarh and I regret it. Next time I will register my name in Bhopal," he told media.

    Digvijay Singh is Congress candidate from Bhopal parliamentary constituency. He is facing-off with BJP's Pragya Thakur.

     

     

  • 5:21 PM (IST)

    PM Narendra Modi targets Congress over 1984 riots, Bhopal gas tragedy

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi targetted Congress while addressing a rally in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. He mentioned 1984 riots, Bhopal gas tragedy and alluding to Sam Pitroda's remark 'hua toh hua' he said that the Congress will have the same approach to tragedies occurring in future. 

  • 4:49 PM (IST)

    Election Commission of India releases fresh figures of voter turnout

    Overall voting percentage is still around 50% according to Election Commission of India which has released fresh figures.

    The commission has estimated that 50.95% of voters have cast their vote in constituencies across the country by 4 pm

  • 4:40 PM (IST)

    Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra gets inked

    Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra cast his vote. His picture was tweeted by the Election Commission

  • 4:26 PM (IST)

    Vice President Venkaiah Naidu casts his vote

    Vice President Venkaiah Naidu cast his vote at Nirman Bhavan polling booth sometime ago. He was accompanied by his wife Usha.

  • 4:13 PM (IST)

    Delhi: Voting percentage still in 40s

    Here are voting percentages in each parliamentary constituency in Delhi (3pm):

    Chandni Chowk: 44.90%

    North East Delhi: 47.36%

    East Delhi: 46.70%

    New Delhi: 43.13%

    North West Delhi: 46.75%

    West Delhi: 44.33%

    South Delhi: 42.51%

  • 4:06 PM (IST)

    These are the key fights in phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2019

    Though Lok Sabha elections are in their final phases, there are titanic fights yet to be fought.

    Fate of bigwigs like Akhilesh Yadav, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijay Singh, Pragya Thakur and others hangs in balance during phase 6 voting today.

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  • 3:51 PM (IST)

    Here is state-wise voter turnout till 3 pm

    State-wise estimated voter turnout (3 pm) is as follows: (Source:- Election Commission of India)

    Bihar: 44.40%
     

    Haryana: 51.68%
     

    Madhya Pradesh: 52.58%
     

    Uttar Pradesh: 43.26%
     

    West Bengal: 70.51%
     

    Jharkhand:58.08%
     

    Delhi: 44.98%

  • 3:24 PM (IST)

    Phase 6 polls LIVE Updates: Voting percentage touches halfway mark at 3 pm

    Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections has seen a steady rise in voter turnout. According to the estimated figures released by Election Commission of India, 50.68% of voters have exercised their right to vote by 3 pm

  • 3:09 PM (IST)

    Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa casts vote in Delhi

  • 2:57 PM (IST)

    Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee casts his vote

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

  • 2:03 PM (IST)

    Voters pose in Delhi's Mayur Vihar Phase 3

    Delhi: Visuals of voters from outside a polling booth in Mayur Vihar Phase-3 (East Delhi Constituency).

  • 1:57 PM (IST)

    Delhi: India TV Chairman and Editor-In-Chief Rajat Sharma casts vote

    Delhi: India TV Chairman and Editor-In-Chief Rajat Sharma casts his vote with wife and Managing Director Ritu Dhawan. 

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    Delhi: India TV Chairman and Editor-In-Chief Rajat Sharma casts vote

  • 1:44 PM (IST)

    Delhi: NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant, CEC Sunil Arora cast votes

    Delhi: NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant and Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora cast their votes.

  • 1:41 PM (IST)

    Delhi records 32.98% voting till 1 pm

    Chandni Chowk - 31.74

    North East Delhi - 35.73

    East Delhi - 33.79

    New Delhi - 29.31

    North West Delhi - 32.82

    West Delhi - 34.24

    South Delhi - 31.71

  • 1:39 PM (IST)

    Jharkhand records 47.16% voting till 1 pm

    Giridih - 50.64

    Dhanbad - 44.72

    Jamshedpur - 47.34

    Singhbhum - 46.35

     

  • 1:38 PM (IST)

    West Bengal records 55.58% voting till 1 pm

    Tamluk - 59.07

    Kanthi - 57.09

    Ghatal - 54.95

    Jhargram - 58.21

    Medinipur - 53.02

    Purulia - 56.60

    Bankura - 52.82

    Bishnupur - 52.84

  • 1:36 PM (IST)

    UP records 34.30% voting till 1 pm

    Sultanpur - 38.70

    Pratapgarh - 34.81

    Phulpur - 27.37

    Allahabad - 32.08

    Ambedkar Nagar - 38.23

    Shrawasti - 33.56

    Domariyaganj - 29.36

    Basti - 38.65

    Sant Kabir Nagar - 36.84

    Lalganj - 33.14

    Azamgarh - 34.89

    Jaunpur - 35.23

    Machhlishahr - 35.58

    Bhadohi - 32.56

  • 1:33 PM (IST)

    Madhya Pradesh records 42.12% voting till 1 pm

    Morena - 38.32

    Bhind - 35.38

    Gwalior - 38.39

    Guna - 48.42

    Sagar - 45.27

    Vidisha - 46.93

    Bhopal - 40.69

    Rajgarh - 45.30 

  • 1:31 PM (IST)

    Haryana records 38.66% voting till 1 pm

    Ambala - 33.88

    Kurukshetra - 44.43

    Sirsa - 37.36

    Hisar - 43.72

    Karnal - 34.71

    Sonipat - 40.53

    Rohtak - 38.97

    Bhiwani-Mahendragarh - 42.20

    Gurgaon - 37.06

    Faridabad - 36.31

  • 1:29 PM (IST)

    Bihar records 35.22% voting till 1 pm

    Valmiki Nagar - 37.35

    Paschim Champaran - 38.42

    Purvi Champaran - 37.03

    Sheohar - 35.77

    Vaishali - 35.17

    Gopalganj - 40.38

    Siwan - 32.51

    Maharajganj - 25.65

  • 1:23 PM (IST)

    Overall voter turnout till 1 pm - 37.95%

    Bihar - 35.22

    Haryana - 37.40

    Madhya Pradesh - 41.03

    Uttar Pradesh - 34.16

    West Bengal - 51.55

    Jharkhand - 46.64

    Delhi - 28.25

  • 1:08 PM (IST)

    BJP candidate attacked twice in West Bengal, CEO seeks report

    BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh was allegedly attacked twice by local people when the former IPS officer tried to visit polling stations in her Ghatal LokSabha constituency on Sunday when the sixth phase of polling was underway there.

    One of her security guards was injured in stone pelting in one of the two incidents of attack.

    The state CEO has sought reports from the West Midnapore district magistrate about the incidents.

    Ghosh suffered minor injuries when a group of women allegedly attacked her when she tried to take one BJP agent inside a polling booth at Keshpur area in the morning, officials said.

    Following this, bombs were hurled and stones were pelted towards the former IPS officer's convoy when she was going to visit another booth at Dogachia in Keshpur after receiving complaints of rigging there.

  • 1:04 PM (IST)

    PM Modi LIVE in Deoria

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presently addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria.

  • 12:40 PM (IST)

    Delhi records 19.55% voting till 12 pm

    Chandni Chowk - 18.04

    North East Delhi - 21.56

    East Delhi - 20.56

    New Delhi - 18.39

    North West Delhi - 19.57

    West Delhi - 19.73

    South Delhi - 18.14

  • 12:39 PM (IST)

    Jharkhand records 31.27% voting till 12 pm

    Giridih - 34.43

    Dhanbad - 29.07

    Jamshedpur - 29.33

    Singhbhum - 33.34

  • 12:37 PM (IST)

    West Bengal records 38.26% voting till 12 pm

    Tamluk - 41.20

    Kanthi - 37.53

    Ghatal - 39.41

    Jhargram - 41.74

    Medinipur - 39.61

    Purulia - 35.78

    Bankura - 33.07

    Bishnupur - 37.50

  • 12:36 PM (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh records 21.75% voter turnout till 12 pm

    Sultanpur - 25.40

    Pratapgarh - 23.05

    Phulpur - 18.03

    Allahabad - 19.85

    Ambedkar Nagar - 25.04

    Shrawasti - 23.23

    Domariyaganj - 13.81

    Basti - 26.39

    Sant Kabir Nagar - 23.79

    Lalganj - 21.93

    Azamgarh - 19.75

    Jaunpur - 22.76

    Machhlishahr - 22.11

    Bhadohi - 19.97

  • 12:34 PM (IST)

    Madhya Pradesh records 28.21% voting till 12 pm

    Morena - 24.29

    Bhind - 21.99

    Gwalior - 22.89

    Guna - 34.11

    Sagar - 30.30

    Vidisha - 35.54

    Bhopal - 26.15

    Rajgarh - 32.39 

  • 12:33 PM (IST)

    Haryana records 23.30% voting till 12 pm

    Ambala - 20.18

    Kurukshetra - 23.81

    Sirsa - 24.15

    Hisar - 27.17

    Karnal - 20.91 

    Sonipat - 24.28

    Rohtak - 21.46

    Bhiwani-Mahendragarh - 25.24

    Gurgaon - 23.43

    Faridabad - 23.24

  • 12:31 PM (IST)

    Bihar records 20.70% voting till 12 pm

    Valmiki Nagar - 20.44

    Paschim Champaran - 20.22

    Purvi Champaran - 20.40

    Sheohar - 20.55

    Vaishali - 21.95

    Gopalganj - 21.87

    Siwan - 21.28

    Maharajganj - 18.81

  • 12:30 PM (IST)

    Delhi: Senior CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat casts vote

    Delhi: Senior CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat casts his vote at a polling booth in Sanchar Bhawan.

  • 12:23 PM (IST)

    It is clear BJP govt is going: Priyanka Gandhi after casting vote

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Sunday said it was "very clear" that the BJP will face defeat in Lok Sabha polls as people are "angry and distressed" and will convey their sentiments through voting.

    Interacting with reporters after exercising her franchise, the senior party leader said, it was "very clear that the BJP government is going".

    "There is anger among people, and they are under distress. Modiji, instead of talking about real issues, has been talking about random things. And, now, they will express their anger against this government through voting," the Congress general secretary said.

    She said this will be witnessed especially in Uttar Pradesh.

  • 12:15 PM (IST)

    Overall voter turnout till 12 pm - 25.09%

    Bihar - 20.70

    Haryana - 23.26

    Madhya Pradesh - 28.16

    Uttar Pradesh - 21.75

    West Bengal - 38.08

    Jharkhand - 31.27

    Delhi - 19.53

  • 12:09 PM (IST)

    PM Modi speaks on Shopian encounter

    Referring to encounter between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, "Will our jawans take the Election Commission's permission before opening fire at militants?" 

    The prime minister's remark came while he was addressing an election rally in UP's Kushinagar.

  • 12:07 PM (IST)

    PM attacks Mayawati over Alwar gangrape case

    While addressing a rally in UP's Kushinagar today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Opposition parties will fall flat in Lok Sabha polls. 

    On Alwar gangrape, the prime minister attacked BSP chief Mayawati and said, "Mayawati is shedding crocodile tears over Alwar gangrape, why does BSP not withdraw support from the Congress government in Rajasthan?" 

    "Even Congress, which is in power in Rajasthan, tried to suppress Alwar gangrape case as party thinks 'hua toh hua'," PM Modi said.

  • 11:59 AM (IST)

    Delhi records 18.68% voting till 11 am

    Chandni Chowk - 18.04

    North East Delhi - 21.56

    East Delhi - 20.56

    New Delhi - 17.89

    North West Delhi - 19.57

    West Delhi - 19.73

    South Delhi - 18.14

  • 11:57 AM (IST)

    Jharkhand records 31.27% voting till 11 am

    Giridih - 34.43

    Dhanbad - 29.07

    Jamshedpur - 29.33

    Singhbhum - 33.34

  • 11:56 AM (IST)

    West Bengal records 38% voting till 11 am

    Tamluk - 41.20

    Kanthi - 37.53

    Ghatal - 39.41

    Jhargram - 41.74

    Medinipur - 38.21

    Purulia - 35.78

    Bankura - 33.07

    Bishnupur - 37.50

  • 11:51 AM (IST)

    Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi, Robert Vadra cast votes

    Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra cast their votes at a polling booth in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya at Lodhi Estate.

  • 11:49 AM (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh records 21.75% voter turnout till 11 am

    Sultanpur - 25.40

    Pratapgarh - 23.05

    Phulpur - 18.03

    Allahabad - 19.85

    Ambedkar Nagar - 25.04

    Shrawasti - 23.23

    Domariyaganj - 13.81

    Basti - 26.39

    Sant Kabir Nagar - 23.79

    Lalganj - 21.93

    Azamgarh - 19.75

    Jaunpur - 22.76

    Machhlishahr - 22.11

    Bhadohi - 19.97

  • 11:42 AM (IST)

    WB: Scuffle between BJP and TMC workers

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

  • 11:41 AM (IST)

    Madhya Pradesh records 27.41% voting till 11 am

    Morena - 24.29

    Bhind - 21.71

    Gwalior - 22.96

    Guna - 33.64

    Sagar - 30.30

    Vidisha - 30.75

    Bhopal - 26.15

    Rajgarh - 32.39 

  • 11:39 AM (IST)

    Haryana records 22.40% voting till 11 am

    Ambala - 18.22

    Kurukshetra - 23.81

    Sirsa - 24.15

    Hisar - 27.17

    Karnal - 20.91 

    Sonipat - 22.76

    Rohtak - 19.24

    Bhiwani-Mahendragarh - 25.24

    Gurgaon - 22.80

    Faridabad - 21.51

  • 11:36 AM (IST)

    Bihar records 20.70% voting till 11 am

    Valmiki Nagar - 20.44

    Paschim Champaran - 20.22

    Purvi Champaran - 20.40

    Sheohar - 20.55

    Vaishali - 21.95

    Gopalganj - 21.28

    Siwan - 21.28

    Maharajganj - 18.81

  • 11:33 AM (IST)

    Overall voter turnout till 11 am - 24.72%

    Bihar - 20.70​

    Haryana - 22.40

    Madhya Pradesh - 27.41

    Uttar Pradesh - 21.75

    West Bengal - 38.00

    Jharkhand - 31.27

    Delhi - 18.68

     

  • 11:31 AM (IST)

    Modi rallies in UP's Kushinagar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presently addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar.

  • 11:25 AM (IST)

    Delhi: Kapil Dev arrives to cast vote with family

    Delhi: Legendary Cricketer Kapil Dev arrives to cast his vote at a polling booth in DPS Mathura Road, along with wife Romi and daughter Amiya.

  • 11:22 AM (IST)

    Delhi: Sonia Gandhi arrives to cast her vote

    Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrives to cast her vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhavan.

    Gandhi was accompanied by former Chief Minister and Delhi Congress President Sheila Dikshit, who is contesting from the North East Delhi parliamentary constituency against state BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and Aam Aadmi Party's Dilip Pandey.

    In 2014, the BJP won all the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.

  • 11:20 AM (IST)

    Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Deepender Singh Hooda cast votes in Haryana

    Congress candidate from Sonipat, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Congress candidate from Rohtak, Deepender Singh Hooda, cast their votes at a polling booth in Rohtak, Haryana.

  • 11:18 AM (IST)

    Delhi's eldest voter casts his vote

    Delhi's eldest voter, 111-year old Bachan Singh after casting his vote at a polling booth in Sant Garh.

    Till the last assembly elections in 2015, the centenarian cycled to the polling booth to cast his vote. This time, he reached the booth in a car along with poll officers in full media glare. He was later wheeled into the polling both using a chair.

  • 11:17 AM (IST)

    Delhi: EAM Sushma Swaraj casts her vote in Aurangzeb Lane

    Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj casts her vote at a polling booth in NP Senior Secondary School in Aurangzeb Lane.

  • 11:16 AM (IST)

    Delhi CM Kejriwal casts his vote in Civil Lines

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal casts his vote at a polling booth in Civil Lines.

  • 11:16 AM (IST)

    Voter percentage till 10 am - 11.01%

     Bihar - 9.03

    Haryana - 9.37

    Madhya Pradesh - 13.22

    Uttar Pradesh - 9.37

    West Bengal - 17.10

    Jharkhand - 15.36

    Delhi - 8.00

  • 10:36 AM (IST)

    Voting begins late at some booths in Delhi

    Voting, that was scheduled to start at 7 am, began late at some booths in the national capital Sunday. Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain said that voting started 50 minutes late at three polling booths.

    "Voting started at 7.50 am at 3 booths of Railway Jhuggi, Shakurbasti," he tweeted.

    However, there was no immediate response from the Chief Electoral Office.

    Shashi Devi, a 58-year-old resident of Mayur Vihar I, said that she and her son were made to wait for 20 minutes by officials at a polling booth.

    "My son and I came to cast our votes to avoid the heat, but after reaching the polling booth at 7 am, we were asked to wait for 20 minutes as officials were still in the process of starting polling," Devi said.

    Another voter, Rahul Sharma, had to wait to for half an hour outside the polling booth of his area to cast his vote.

  • 10:33 AM (IST)

    Re-polling underway in single booth in Kamaraj Nagar segment in Puducherry

    Polling is underway in a booth in the repoll in Kamaraj Nagar Assembly segment of Puducherry Parliamentary constituency Sunday.

    The Election Commission had ordered re-polling at the booth following a complaint that officials had not cleared the mock poll votes recorded on the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine.

    The mock polling was conducted before the actual election on April 18.

    A total of 952 voters including 479 women are expected to exercise their franchise at the repoll, official sources said.

  • 10:27 AM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi casts his vote in Delhi

    Rahul Gandhi casts his vote in Delhi.

    "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," he says. 

  • 10:14 AM (IST)

    Congress should have contested at least 12 seats in Bihar: Union Minister Shakeel Ahmad

    Former Union Minister Shakeel Ahmad, suspended by the Congress for contesting the Lok Sabha polls as an independent from Madhubani, has said the partys action against him was harsh and he contested as the candidate of the Grand Alliance was "weak" to defeat the BJP.

    He also said that the Congress, which is contesting nine of the 49 seats in Bihar, should have contested at least 12 seats in the state as part of the alliance.

    "Congress got less seats. It should have got at least 12 seats. The negotiations should have been done in a better way. It led to demoralization in Bihar Congress," Ahmad said.
     

  • 10:11 AM (IST)

    MP records 12.30% voting till 9 am

    Around 12.30 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 9 am in eight Lok Sabha seats of Madhya Pradesh. Voting for the third phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state commenced at 7 am in a peaceful manner, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) VL Kantha Rao said.

    "During mock poll conducted before the actual voting began, 30 to 40 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were changed because of some technical problems," he said.

  • 10:08 AM (IST)

    Delhi: AAP candidate Atishi casts vote in Jangpura

    AAP candidate from East Delhi, Atishi casts her vote at a polling booth in Kamla Nehru Govt Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Jangpura.

    She is up against BJP's Gautam Gambhir and Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely.

  • 10:03 AM (IST)

    Delhi: Manoj Tiwari casts his vote in Yamuna Vihar

    Delhi BJP Chief and party candidate from North-East Delhi, Manoj Tiwari, casts his vote at polling booth number 60 in Yamuna Vihar.

    He is up against Congress's Sheila Dikshit and AAP's Dilip Pandey. 

  • 10:00 AM (IST)

    Delhi records 7.82% voting till 9 am

    Chandni Chowk - 6.87

    North East Delhi - 9.06

    East Delhi - 8.31

    New Delhi - 6.33

    North West Delhi - 7.85

    West Delhi - 8.31

    South Delhi - 7.27

  • 9:52 AM (IST)

    Polling underway for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana

    Polling began Sunday morning in ten constituencies of Haryana in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, which will seal the fate of 223 candidates, including Union ministers Rao Inderjit Singh and Krishan Pal Gurjar.

    Polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm in the 10 parliamentary constituencies, officials said.

    Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was among the early voters in Karnal.

    Haryana's Joint Chief Electoral Officer Inder Jeet said over 1.80 crore people are eligible to vote in the state. Of them, 97,16,516 are male, 83,40,173 female and 207 transgenders.

    Over one lakh of the total voters are physically challenged and special facilities have been provided for them, he said.

  • 9:42 AM (IST)

    Bihar records 9.03% polling till 9 am

    Around 9.03 per cent of 1.38 crore voters exercised their franchise in the first two hours of polling in eight Lok Sabha seats of Bihar in the sixth phase
    on Sunday, election officials said.

    Polling is underway peacefully in Valmikinagar, West Champaran, East Champaran, Sheohar, Vaishali, Gopalganj, Siwan and Maharajganj with a few incidents of malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines, the officials said.

  • 9:40 AM (IST)

    UP records 9.28% polling till 9 am

    UP records 9.28% polling till 9 am 

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    UP records 9.28% polling till 9 am 

     

  • 9:29 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election Phase 6 Polling: Voting percentage till 9 am

    Bihar - 9.03%

    Haryana - 8.79%

    Madhya Pradesh - 12.30%

    Uttar Pradesh - 9.37%

    West Bengal - 16.68%

    Jharkhand - 15.36%

    Delhi - 7.82%

  • 9:26 AM (IST)

    Interesting facts about sixth phase polling

    1. 59 Lok Sabha constituencies across 7 states headed to polls

    2. Over 10.17 crore voters to decide fate of 979 candidates

    3. Over 1.13 lakh polling stations in place for smooth conduct of polls

    4. In the last five phases, 424 out of 543 seats have already gone to polls

    5. Percentage-wise, 78 per cent seats have undergone the electoral exercise till the fifth phase 

  • 9:23 AM (IST)

    Don't vote for those who stopped works of Delhi, Kejriwal to people

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to people on Sunday morning to vote for those who have done work and not for those spreading "hatred" and "venom" as polling in seven Lok Sabha constituency got underway.

    The chief minister asked people not to vote for those who are stopping the works of Delhi.

    "Good morning Delhi. Please vote. Vote for those who have done your works. Don't vote for those who are spreading hatred and venom and also stopping Delhi's works. Your vote can change the country," Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

  • 9:17 AM (IST)

    Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar casts vote in Karnal

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar casts his vote at a polling booth in Karnal.

  • 9:15 AM (IST)

    Manish Sisodia casts his vote in Delhi

    Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia casts his vote at a polling booth in Pandav Nagar, in East Delhi Constituency.

  • 9:14 AM (IST)

    President Kovind casts his vote in Rashtrapati Bhawan

    Delhi: President Ramnath Kovind casts his vote at a polling booth in Rashtrapati Bhawan. Kovind was accompanied by his wife.

    This is the sixth and penultimate round of the mega seven-phased electoral exercise.

  • 9:13 AM (IST)

    Voting underway for 14 Lok Sabha seats in UP

    Voting was underway on Sunday for 14 parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, election officials said.

    Voting began at 7 a.m. in the constituencies of Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Phulpur, Allahabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Shravasti, Dumariyaganj, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Lalganj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Machhlishahr and Bhadohi. Polling will end at 6 p.m.

    Chief Electoral Officer L. Venkateshwar Loo said that a total of 2.57 crore voters will decide the fate of 177 candidates in the fray in this phase.  

  • 9:12 AM (IST)

    Haryana CM takes train to Karnal to vote

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar early on Sunday travelled by Shatabdi express from Chandigarh to his hometown Karnal to cast his vote.

    "Departing from Chandigarh to Karnal for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections today," Khattar tweeted.

    "I am quite excited about the vote and all of you should go to your respective polling booth with full enthusiasm and ensure your participation," he said.

    All the 10 Lok Sabha seats of Haryana went to the polls on the day amid tight security in the penultimate phase of the general elections.

  • 9:12 AM (IST)

    Voting underway in 8 Bihar Lok Sabha seats in 6th phase

    Voting began for eight seats in the Bhojpuri-speaking north Bihar belt on Sunday amid reports of a freak incident in Sheohar where a voter was injured by a stray bullet fired from a home guard's rifle. There was also delay in polling at some booths due to EVM glitches.

    In the first hour, long queues of men and women were seen outside the booths under a summer sun as heat wave surged through the area.

    According to officials, more than 1.38 lakh voters would decide the fate of 127 candidates in Gopalganj, Siwan, Maharajganj, East Champaran, West Champaran, Valmiki Nagar, Sheohar and Vaishali constituencies.

    The Sheohar voter was seriously injured as the bullet hit him in the stomach, said a district police official. The voter fell down at the polling booth and was rushed to a hospital. 

  • 9:09 AM (IST)

    Maneka Gandhi, Mahagathbandhan candidate Sonu Singh argue in UP

    UP: Argument breaks out between Union Minister and BJP candidate from Sultanpur, Maneka Gandhi and Mahagathbandhan candidate Sonu Singh.

    Gandhi alleged that Singh's supporters were threatening voters.

  • 9:07 AM (IST)

    Polling underway in Delhi; Dikshit, Gambhir, Vardhan among early voters

    Voters queued up outside polling booths on Sunday morning in all seven Lok Sabha constituencies of the national capital where former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Union minister Harsh Vardhan and cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir are among those in the fray.

    Voting began at 7 am and among the early voters were Dikshit, party's New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken, Union minister Vardhan, BJP's East Delhi candidate Gambhir, and BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) Ram Lal.

    Mudit Agarwal, son of Congress' Chandni Chowk candidate JP Agarwal alleged malfunctioning of EVMs at a few booths in Matiamahal and Ballimaran Assembly segments.

  • 9:06 AM (IST)

    MP: Jyotiraditya Scindia casts vote in Gwalior

    Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia casts his vote in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 from Gwalior.

    The leader said the elections this year is a "contest between Narendra Modi and India".

    Scindia, who is seeking a re-election from Guna seat, went early in the morning to exercise his democratic right at a booth in his constituency, after the polling began at 7 am.

  • 9:04 AM (IST)

    EVM malfunction reported in Delhi

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

    Adarsh Gupta, a resident of Matia Mahal area, claimed that at polling booth number 84, 85 and 86, electronic voting machines were initially not working in the morning.

    Aam Aadmi Party's Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti alleged that EVMs at booths number -- 116,117 and 122 -- were not functioning.

    "EVM in booth 132, Hauzrani is showing 50 votes without anyone casting any vote in the machine n EVMs at booths 116,117, 122 in Malviya nagar not functioning," Bharti tweeted.

    However, there was no immediate reaction from the chief electoral office.

  • 8:58 AM (IST)

    Sheila Dikshit casts her vote in Delhi

    Former Delhi CM and Congress candidate from North-East Delhi, Sheila Dikshit casts her vote at a polling booth in Nizamuddin (East).

  • 8:30 AM (IST)

    UP: Polling underway in Siddharthnagar

    UP: Polling underway at booth no. 329 - 332 at Sidharth Shiksha Niketan in Siddharthnagar.

  • 8:23 AM (IST)

    UP Minister Sidharth Nath Singh casts vote in Prayagraj

    Uttar Pradesh Minister Sidharth Nath Singh casts his vote at a polling booth in Prayagraj.

  • 8:22 AM (IST)

    Haryana: Polling underway in Karnal

    Haryana: Visuals from polling booth number 152 in Prem Nagar in Karnal constituency.

  • 8:20 AM (IST)

    Jharkhand: First-time voter casts her vote

    Jharkhand: A first-time voter, Rita Kumari from Dhanbad casts her vote. 

  • 8:00 AM (IST)

    Gautam Gambhir casts his vote in Delhi

    BJP candidate from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir, casts his vote at a polling booth in Old Rajinder Nagar.

    He is up against AAP's Atishi and Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely.

     

  • 7:42 AM (IST)

    Haryana: Virat Kohli casts his vote in Gurugram

    Haryana: Team India Captain Virat Kohli casts his vote at a polling booth in Pinecrest School in Gurugram.

  • 7:40 AM (IST)

    MP: Pragya Singh Thakur casts her vote in Bhopal

    Madhya Pradesh: BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur casts her vote.

    Digvijaya Singh is the Congress candidate from the constituency. 

  • 7:26 AM (IST)

    Delhi: People queue up to vote at a booth in Chandni Chowk

    Delhi: People queue up to vote at polling booth number 124 in Civil Lines (Chandni Chowk constituency).

  • 7:20 AM (IST)

    Voting begins in West Bengal for sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls

    Amid heightened security, voting began for eight parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday. The polling, which started at 7 am, will continue till 6 pm.

    The eight constituencies -- Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram (ST), Midnapore, Purulia, Bankura and Bishnupur (SC) -- are spread over East Midnapore, West Midnapore, Purulia, Bankura and part of East Burdwan districts.

    In the general elections five years back, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress had won all the eight seats.

    An electorate of around 1,33,56,964 will decide the fate of 83 candidates -- 78 male and five female -- in the eight seats.

  • 7:08 AM (IST)

    BJP worker Raman Singh found dead in West Bengal

    West Bengal: BJP worker Raman Singh found dead in Gopiballabpur, Jhargram last night.

    Two BJP workers, Ananta Guchait and Ranjit Maity, shot at last night in Bhagabanpur, East Medinipur; both the injured admitted to hospital.

  • 7:07 AM (IST)

    PM Modi urges people to vote

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges people to vote in record numbers. Taking to Twitter, the prime minister said, "Yet another phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is here! Urging all those whose constituencies are polling in today’s sixth phase to go out and vote. I hope youngsters are voting in record numbers. After all, their participation makes the polls even more special."

  • 7:01 AM (IST)

    Polling for sixth phase begins

    Polling for sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections across 59 constituencies begins. 

    Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh, Harsh Vardhan and Maneka Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia among several prominent faces in the fray.

    Elections are being held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, eights constituencies each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, seven seats in Delhi and four in Jharkhand. 

  • 6:37 AM (IST)

    Jharkhand: Mock poll underway in Dhanbad

    Jharkhand: Mock poll underway for Dhanbad parliamentary constituency at booth numbers 202, 203, 204 and 313 at Laxmi Narayan Vidya Mandir Madhya Vidyalaya.

    Congress' Kirti Azad and BJP's PN Singh are contesting from this constituency.

  • 6:36 AM (IST)

    Delhi: Polling preparations underway in East Delhi

    Delhi: Polling officials gear up for voting for the East Delhi constituency at booth number 64, 65, and 66 at MCD Primary School in Jal Vihar.

    BJP's Gautam Gambhir, AAP's Atishi and Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely are contesting from this constituency.

  • 6:31 AM (IST)

    Amit Shah to address rallies in Punjab and Himachal today

    Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah to address 3 public rallies in Himachal Pradesh (Bilaspur, Chamba and Sirmaur) and 1 public rally in Punjab (Amritsar) today.

  • 6:29 AM (IST)

    PM Modi to rally in UP and MP today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address two public rallies in Uttar Pradesh (Kushinagar and Deoria) and 2 public rallies in Madhya Pradesh (Khandwa and Indore) today.

  • 6:28 AM (IST)

    MP: Polling preparation underway in Bhopal

    Madhya Pradesh: Polling officials ensure poll preparedness at polling station number 152/230 in Bhopal parliamentary constituency.

    Congress' Digvijaya Singh and BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur are contesting from this constituency.

  • 6:22 AM (IST)

    Haryana: Polling preparation underway in Sirsa

    Haryana: Polling preparation underway at polling station number 20-21 of the Sirsa parliamentary constituency. 

  • 6:21 AM (IST)

    Re-polling at some booths today

    Re-polling to be held at 168 polling stations of Tripura West constituency and 1 polling station each of Puducherry, Barrackpur, and Arambag parliamentary constituencies, today. 

  • 6:18 AM (IST)

    Polling to begin at 7 am

    Polling in 59 constituencies across 7 states is slated to begin at 7 am.

  • 6:17 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates

    Hello and welcome to our election live updates. The sixth phase of polling for the world's biggest election is set to begin shortly in India. Polling will be held in 59 constituencies across 7 states.