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Report on PM's speech in Barmer sent to EC: Poll authorities

A factual report along with a transcription of the prime minister's address he delivered in Barmer recently has been forwarded to the Election Commission, the district election office said.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The district polls authorities on Monday said a factual report has been submitted to the Election Commission following allegations by the Congress that Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at a rally here had "brazenly" violated the poll code by repeatedly invoking the armed forces.

A factual report along with a transcription of the prime minister's address he delivered in Barmer recently has been forwarded to the Election Commission, the district election office said.

The Congress had moved the Election Commission (EC) on April 22 alleging that the prime minister "brazenly" violated the poll code by repeatedly invoking the armed forces in his speeches and demanded that a campaign ban should be imposed on him for some time.

Following the Congress' complaint, the EC had sought a report on the address of the prime minister in Barmer from the district poll authorities.

 
"The report has been forwarded with the copy of PM's speech as per the direction of the Commission," district election officer Himanshu Gupta said.
During a poll rally in Barmer, Modi had said India is no more afraid of Pakistan's nuclear threats.

"India has stopped getting scared of Pakistan's threats, I have done right, no? Else every other day they (Pakistan) used to say 'we have a nuclear button'...What do we have then? Have we kept it (nuclear button) for Diwali?" he had said.

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  • 11:43 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Complaint against Bhagwant Mann

    Complaint filed against Bhagwant Mann, sitting Aam Aadmi Party (Aam Aadmi Party) MP and candidate from the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency, over alleged discrepancies in his nomination affidavit.

     

  • 11:41 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Voter turnout till 11 am

    21.15% per cent voter turnout recorded in 13 parliamentary constituencies in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, till 11 am

  • 11:36 AM (IST)

    Punjab Election Voting Latest Updates: Sunny Deol files nomination from Gurdaspur

    Actor and BJP candidate Sunny Deol Monday filed his nomination papers from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab. After paying obeisance at the Golden Temple and Durgiana Temple in Amritsar in the morning, Deol filed his nomination in Gurdaspur.

    Deol was accompanied by his brother and actor Bobby Deol.

    Punjab BJP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Mailk, Haryana finance minister and party's election incharge of Punjab Capt Abhimanyu and Akali leader Gurbachan Singh Babehali also accompanied Deol.

    Deol will be addressing a rally at PUDA ground in Gurdaspur later in the day. Senior leadership of BJP and SAD will also be present in the rally.
    In a tweet, veteran actor Dharmendra sought support of the people for the victory of his son Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur seat.

  • 11:34 AM (IST)

    Punjab Election Voting Latest Updates: Prem Singh Chandumajra files nomination from Ropar

    Punjab: Prem Singh Chandumajra, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Lok Sabha candidate from Anandpur Sahib, files his nomination at DC office in Ropar.

  • 11:31 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Rs 64,500 cash seized from car outside Sena nominee's office

    The flying squad of the Election Commission seized Rs 64,500 cash from a car parked outside the poll campaign office of Shiv Sena candidate in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Monday, a police official said.

    The raid was carried out in the early hours by the EC's staff near Central Park in Tulinj area where the poll campaign office of Sena's nominee Rajendra Gavit is located, he said.

    The action was taken following a complaint by Bahujan Vikas Aghadi activists, including Vasai-Virar mayor Rupesh Jadhav, who alleged that cash was being distributed to lure voters, he said.

  • 11:30 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Priya Dutt casts her vote

    Mumbai: Priya Dutt casts her vote at a polling booth at St. Anne's High School in Bandra for the 4th phase of general elections. She is the Congress candidate from Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha seat.

  • 11:28 AM (IST)

    Jharkhand Election Voting Latest Updates: Estimated polling till 11 am

    Jharkhand records an estimated polling percentage of 29.21% till 11 am. 

  • 11:22 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Sunny Deol reaches Gurdaspur

    Actor Sunny Deol reaches Punjab's Gurdaspur to file his nomination

  • 11:21 AM (IST)

    Bihar Election Voting Latest Updates: 17.07 per cent voting till 11 am

    Bihar records 17.07 per cent voting till 11 am​

    Darbhanga - 16.80 per cent 
    Ujiarpur - 12.69 per cent
    Samastipur - 13.25 per cent
    Begusarai - 17.60 per cent
    Munger - 15 per cent

  • 11:14 AM (IST)

    MP Election Voting Latest Updates: CM Kamal Nath talks to India TV

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, talking exclusively to India TV, on Monday claimed the Congress will win 22 seats in the state. 

    "We are confident of winning 22 seats in Madhya Pradesh," the chief minister said. 

    "The Bharatiya Janata Party is scared of the situation," Kamal Nath further said. 

  • 11:05 AM (IST)

    MP Election Voting Latest Updates: Poll candidate in MP alleges attack by Naxals

    An Independent candidate in Madhya Pradesh's Balaghat Lok Sabha seat alleged that his vehicle was set afire by Naxals on Monday, officials said.

    A case was registered by police in this connection and the state election office was also probing the incident, they said.

    Kishore Samrite, who is contesting as an Independent candidate, claimed while talking to reporters in Balaghat that the incident took place when he stopped his jeep at Posra village in Lanjhi area of the district in the wee hours of Monday to offer prayers at a temple.

     

  • 11:02 AM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: EVM malfunctioning galore

    EVM malfunction was reported from a number of constituencies as polling began for the fourth phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh for 13 Lok Sabha seats.

    The seats where polling is being held are Kanpur, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Hardoi, Misrikh, Unnao, Farukkhabad, Etawah, Kannauj, Akbarpur, Jalaun, Jhansi and Hamirpur.

    The BJP had won 12 of the 23 seats in 2014. Kannauj was the only seat the BJP did not win - it was bagged by the Samajwadi Party.

    Meanwhile, polling was stalled on Monday in booths no 74 and 76 in Shahjahanpur.

    Kannauj reported the maximum number of EVM glitches in Chibramau, where polling began almost two hours behind schedule, Tirwa, Bidhuna, Niboh, Gursahayganj, Mirgaion, Naipal, Nadasia and Atara villages.

  • 11:00 AM (IST)

    MP Election Voting Latest Updates: 11.46 per cent polling till 10 am in Bhopal

    An average 11.46 per cent voting was recorded in the first three hours of polling in six Lok Sabha seats of Madhya Pradesh on Monday, an official said. Polling began in all the six constituencies at 7 am.

    "An average 11.46 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 10 am," Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) VL Kantha Rao told reporters.

    The voting figures till 10 am are as follows: Sidhi-11.24 per cent, Shahdol-11.9 per cent, Jabalpur-10.96 per cent, Mandla-10.87 per cent, Balaghat-12.14 per cent and Chhindwara-11.63 per cent.

  • 10:52 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Samajwadis under house arrest in Kannauj

    The Samajwadi Party has claimed that a number of its leaders have been put under house arrest in Kannauj where party President Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav is contesting the Lok Sabha elections.

    SP state President Naresh Uttam sent a letter to the state election commission late on Sunday night, with photographs of police personnel camping outside the houses of senior SP leaders in the district.

    Sources said that more than a dozen leaders were put under ‘house arrest', which prevented them from carrying out any form of political activity.

    Samajwadi leader Anil Arya alleged that the party's leaders were being harassed by police at the behest of the BJP government.

    "Not even one BJP leader has been put under house arrest, but our leaders are being stopped by the police and have been trapped inside their houses," he said. 

  • 10:50 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Anupam Kher casts his vote

    Mumbai: Actor Anupam Kher casts his vote at polling booth number 235-240 in Juhu

  • 10:48 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Actors cast votes in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Actors Bhagyashree and Sonali Bendre cast their votes at a polling booth in Vile Parle

     

  • 10:41 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Actors cast votes

    Mumbai: Actors Ajay Devgn and Dia Mirza cast their votes 

  • 10:39 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Ambanis among first to exercise franchise

    Captains of the Indian industry, including the Ambanis, Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran and Adi Godrej were among the early voters in Mumbai Monday during polling for the fourth and final phase of Lok Sabha elections.

    Chandrasekaran and his wife voted at a polling booth at Worli in Central Mumbai, while Godrej cast his ballot in the Malabar Hill area in south Mumbai.

    Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das also exercised his democratic right near his official residence at Pedder Road, his first vote after taking charge as head of the central bank in December last year.

    Others to cast their votes included Anil Ambani, who came in early at a booth in Cuffe Parade, and auto major Mahindra and Mahindra's managing director Pawan Goenka, who exercised his franchise in suburban Juhu.

  • 10:37 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Congress MP Sushmita Dev files petition in SC

    Congress MP Sushmita Dev has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking urgent and necessary directions to the Election Commission to take a decision on the complaints filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah over alleged violations of electoral laws.

  • 10:35 AM (IST)

    J&K Election Voting Latest Updates: Less than 3 per cent voting in Anantnag

    Less than 3 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 9 a.m. on Monday in the second phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, an election official said.

    Voting began at 7 a.m. in Kulgam district's four assembly segments -- Noorabad, Devsar, Kulgam and Homshalibugh.

    At the Laram polling station in Homshalibugh, voting was delayed for 40 minutes due to a faulty Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) which poll authorities said was being replaced.

    A total of 433 polling stations have been set up at 244 locations.

    There are 3,45,486 voters in the district. Twenty-one polling stations have been set up for over 3,000 migrants voters in Udhampur, Jammu and Delhi.

    As a precautionary measure, mobile Internet services have been suspended in the south Kashmir areas.

  • 10:31 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: BJP delegation to meet EC today

    Bharatiya Janata Party delegation, including Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Vijay Goel and Anil Baluni are slated to meet the Election Commission today, over the issue of poll-related violence during polling in West Bengal.

  • 10:29 AM (IST)

    Rajasthan Election Voting Latest Updates: Over 13 per cent voting recorded in first 2 hours

    Over 13 per cent voting was registered in the first two hours of polling in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan which began at 7 am on Monday.

    Banswara recorded the maximum voter turn out of 14.44 per cent, while the overall voting percentage at 9 am was 13.10 per cent, according to the office of the chief electoral officer.​

    Banswara is a tribal dominated Lok Sabha seat in south Rajasthan.

    The polling began amid tight security arrangements in 13 constituencies of Tonk-Sawaimadhopur, Ajmer, Pali, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore, Udaipur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Bhilwara, Kota and Jhalawar-Baran.

  • 10:28 AM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Polling begins on slow pace

    An estimated 9.59 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the first two hours of polling in 13 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections Monday.

    Seats where polling is underway are Shahjahanpur (SC), Kheri, Hardoi (SC), Misrikh (SC), Unnao, Farrukhabad, Etawah (SC), Kannauj, Kanpur, Akbarpur, Jalaun (SC), Jhansi and Hamirpur.

    Polling in this phase is specially important for the ruling BJP as it is aiming for a clean sweep by winning all 13 seats, including Kannauj which was the only seat the Samajwadi Party had managed to win in 2014.​

    Kannauj was won by Samajwadi Party's Dimple Yadav.

  • 10:26 AM (IST)

    MP Election Voting Latest Updates: Woman poll staffer dies of heart attack in Bhopal

    A 50-year-old woman poll staffer died after suffering a heart attack ahead of voting in Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat of Madhya Pradesh, an official said
    on Monday.

    Sunanda Kotekar, who was deployed at Lodhikheda polling booth in Saunsar area of Chhindwara, felt uneasy on Sunday night, Chief Electoral Officer VL Kantha Rao said.

    She died of the heart attack even before she could be provided any medical assistance, he added. The woman and other personnel of the polling team had reached the booth early on Sunday.

  • 10:24 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh casts his vote

    Mumbai: HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh casts his vote at polling booth numbers 40 and 41 at Peddar Road.

  • 10:22 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Aamir Khan casts his vote

    Mumbai: Actor Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao cast their votes at polling booth in St. Anne's High School in Bandra.

  • 10:18 AM (IST)

    Jharkhand Election Voting Latest Updates: Polling conducted in Palamu

    In a first, polling is being conducted at booth number 249 in naxal-affected Jagodih area of Palamu constituency in Jharkhand. 

  • 10:16 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Polling percentage till 9 am

    10.27 per cent voting recorded in fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections across 9 states, till 9 am.

  • 10:14 AM (IST)

    Odisha Election Voting Latest Updates: Jay Panda, visits polling booth in Kendrapara

    Bharatiya Janata Party MP candidate from Odisha's Kendrapara, Jay Panda, visits polling booth number 38 in the Lok Sabha constituency. 

    "Today, we registered 14-15 complaints with poll authorities over disturbance and attempts of booth rigging at different polling booths. We want free and fair polls," Panda said. 

  • 10:09 AM (IST)

    Bihar Election Voting Latest Updates: Specially-abled person casts his vote

    Specially-abled person casts his vote in Bihar's Begusarai.

    Pic Credit - Prashant Jha, India TV 

    India Tv - Specially-abled person casts his vote 

    Image Source : INDIA TV

    Specially-abled person casts his vote 

     

     

  • 10:02 AM (IST)

    Jharkhand Election Voting Latest Updates: 10.94 per cent voting in first two hours

    An estimated 10.94 per cent of the 45.26 lakh electorate cast their votes in the first two hours of polling on Monday in three Lok Sabha constituencies
    of Jharkhand, in the first phase of elections in the state.

    Voters queued up before booths in Lohardaga (ST), Palamu (SC) and Chatra constituencies since early morning, as polling began at 7 am, an election official said.

    A large number of the women electorate were seen in urban areas of Palamu and Mandar in Lohardaga constituency, they said.

  • 10:00 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: 6.82 per cent polling till 9 am

    Maharashtra (17 seats) records 6.82 per cent polling till 9 am 

    India Tv - Maharashtra polling till 9 am

    Maharashtra polling till 9 am

     

  • 9:54 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Polling percentage till 9 am

    Polling percentage recorded till 9 am 

    Maharashtra (17 seats)  - 6.82 per cent 
    Madhya Pradesh (6 seats)  - 11.11 per cent 
    Odisha (6 seats) - 9 per cent 
    West Bengal (8 seats) - 16.90 per cent 

     

  • 9:46 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Madhuri Dixit casts her vote

    Actor Madhuri Dixit casts her vote at a polling booth in Juhu, Mumbai.

  • 9:42 AM (IST)

    MP Election Voting Latest Updates: CM Kamal Nath among first to cast vote

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath was among the early ones to cast his vote on Monday for the Lok Sabha polls in the state's Chhindwara seat, where his son Nakul Nath is the Congress' candidate.

    The chief minister along with his wife, son and daughter-in-law arrived at a polling booth in Shikapur area to exercise their franchise.

    Power supply tripped briefly when the chief minister and his family members were inside the polling booth, election micro-observer Narendra Singh Sisodia said.

  • 9:41 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Sharad Pawar casts his vote

    NCP Chief Sharad Pawar casts his vote at polling booth 31 in Mumbai's Tardeo

     

  • 9:36 AM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Sakshi Maharaj, Salman Khurshid cast votes

    BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj, who is re-contesting from Unnao parliamentary constituency on Monday exercised his right and said that when the results will be announced the opposition will again blame the electronic voting machines (EVMs).

    The godman, who is pitted against Congress's Anu Tandon and Samajwadi Party's Arun Kumar Shukla cast his vote at a Unnao polling booth and said, "Anu Tandon is going to lose even her deposit. No one stands a chance against me here."

    He also said: "When Prime Minister Narendra Modi will get more than 400 seats then these people will again raise questions on the functioning of EVMs."

    Congress candidate from Farrukhabad and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid also cast his vote in his constituency.

  • 9:33 AM (IST)

    WB Election Voting Latest Updates: Clash between TMC workers, security personnel in Asansol

    Clashes erupt between Trinamool Congress workers and security personnel at polling booth number 199 in West Bengal's Asansol. 

  • 9:28 AM (IST)

    WB Election Voting Latest Updates: Babul Supriyo's car vandalised in Asansol

    Bharatiya Janata Party MP candidate Babul Supriyo's car vandalised in West Bengal's Asansol. 

     

  • 9:25 AM (IST)

    Bihar Election Voting Latest Updates: 7.92 per cent voting recorded till 9 am

    7.92 per cent voting recorded till 9 am in Bihar

    Darbhanga - 9.34 per cent
    Ujiarpur - 6.78 per cent
    Samastipur - 6.89 per cent
    Begusarai - 7 per cent
    Munger - 9.50 per cent

     

  • 9:18 AM (IST)

    WB Election Voting Latest Updates: Mamata Banerjee is scared, says Babul Supriyo

    Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from West Bengal's Asansol, Babul Supriyo, today said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scared. 

    "I will myself take the central forces to that polling station. It is very good that people in West Bengal are aware and they want central forces so that they can cast their vote. This is why Mamata Banerjee is scared," Babul Supriyo said. 

  • 9:12 AM (IST)

    Bihar Election Voting Latest Updates: Kanhaiya Kumar casts his vote

    CPI candidate from Begusarai, Kanhaiya Kumar casts vote at a polling centre in Bihar.

  • 9:09 AM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Adityanath urges people to vote in LS polls

    As voting began across 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday urged the people to cast their ballots for a prosperous and powerful India.

    "For a prosperous and powerful India, for a strong and decision-making government, to fulfill a dream, make sure you go out of your home and vote. Hope you remember, first vote and then refreshment.

    The mercury during summer is high, take care of yourself, but do vote. The government is formed by every one vote," he said in a series of tweets.

  • 9:07 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Urmila Mataondkar casts her vote

    Congress MP candidate from Mumbai North, Urmila Mataondkar casts her vote at polling booth number 190 in Bandra.

  • 9:06 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Shubha Khote casts her vote

    Veteran actress Shubha Khote casts her vote at a polling booth in Mumbai's Juhu, in phase 4 of the 2019 general elections.

     

  • 8:55 AM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Voting yet to begin at a booth in Kannauj

    Uttar Pradesh: Voting is yet to begin at booth numbers 189 and 196 of Chhibramau area in Kannauj after a glitch in EVM was detected.

  • 8:49 AM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Anurag Sharma casts his vote

    Uttar Pradesh: Bharatiya Janata Party MP candidate from Jhansi, Anurag Sharma casts his vote at a polling booth in Jhansi.

  • 8:32 AM (IST)

    MP Election Voting Latest Updates: CM Kamal Nath casts his vote

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath casts his vote at polling booth number 17 in Shikarpur, Chhindwara.

  • 8:30 AM (IST)

    WB Election Voting Latest Updates: Voters boycott polling in Asansol

    Villagers in West Bengal's Asansol have boycotted polling at Jemua's polling booth numbers 222 and 226, due to the absence of central forces at the polling station. 

    Polling has been suspended at the booth after voters began protest. 

     

  • 8:25 AM (IST)

    Bihar Election Voting Latest Updates: Kanhaiya Kumar arrives to cast his vote

    CPI candidate from Bihar's Begusarai, Kanhaiya Kumar, arrives to cast his vote at a polling centre in the city. He is contesting against BJP leader Giriraj Singh in Begusarai.

  • 8:21 AM (IST)

    WB Election Voting Latest Updates: Crude bomb recovered from a polling booth in Santipur

    A crude bomb has been recovered from a polling booth in Santipur, in West Bengal's Nadia district.

  • 8:15 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Paresh Rawal casts his vote

    Bharatiya Janata Party sitting MP Paresh Rawal and his wife Swaroop Sampat cast their vote at polling booth number 250-256 at Jamna Bai School in Mumbai's Vile Parle.

  • 8:13 AM (IST)

    Bihar Election Voting Latest Updates: Polling percentage till 8 am

    Polling percentage till 8 am in Bihar

    Darbhanga - 4.10 per cent 
    Ujiarpur - 3.76 per cent 
    Samastipur - 3.70 per cent 
    Begusarai - 2 per cent 
    Munger - 4.5 per cent 

  • 8:06 AM (IST)

    J&K Election Voting Latest Updates: Voting begins for phase II polls in Anantnag

    Voting began on Monday for the second phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag Lok Sabha seat amid high security. Very few voters were seen queuing up outside polling stations as voting began at 7 a.m.

    Voting is being held in four assembly segments of Kulgam district - Noorabad, Devsar, Kulgam and Homshalibugh.

    As a precautionary measure, mobile Internet services have been suspended in the south Kashmir areas.

    Train services between Baramulla and Banihal have also been cancelled for the day.

    There are 18 candidates in the fray in this constituency, but the main contest is between Mehbooba Mufti of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Ghulam Ahmad Mir of Congress and Justice (Retired) Hasnain Masoodi of the National Conference (NC).

  • 8:03 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Sunny Deol prays at Golden Temple before filing nomination

    Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate for the Gurdaspur parliamentary seat, on Monday offered prayers at the Golden Temple here ahead of filing his nomination papers.

    Sporting a blue turban and a blue shirt, Deol, who himself is a Sikh, entered the shrine complex with folded hands, accompanied by his supporters. He offered prayers at the 'Harmandir Sahib', the sanctum sanctorum.

    Following the visit, Deol, 62, later left for Gurdaspur where he will file his nomination papers.

    His father, veteran actor Dharmendra and actor brother Bobby Deol are likely to be present during the filing.

  • 8:01 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Ravi Kishan casts his vote

    Bharatiya Janata Party MP candidate from UP's Gorakhpur, Ravi Kishan casts his vote at a polling booth in Mumbai's Goregaon.

  • 8:00 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Shaktikanta Das casts his vote

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das casts his vote at polling booth numbers 40 and 41 at Mumbai's Peddar Road.

  • 7:50 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Ravi Kishan waits in queue

    Bharatiya Janata Party MP candidate from UP's Gorakhpur, Ravi Kishan waits in queue to cast his vote at a polling booth in Mumbai's Goregaon.

  • 7:41 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Veteran actor Rekha casts her vote in Mumbai

    Veteran actor Rekha casts her vote at polling booth number 283 in Mumbai's Bandra.

  • 7:39 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Shaktikanta Das waits in queue

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das waits in queue to cast his vote at polling booth numbers 40 and41 at Peddar Road in Mumbai. 

  • 7:35 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Poonam Mahajan casts vote in Mumbai

    Bharatiya Janata Party MP candidate from Mumbai North Central, Poonam Mahajan casts her vote at polling booth number 48 in Worli.

  • 7:33 AM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Voting halts in Hamirpur

    Voting process halts at booth number 111 in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur, following an EVM malfunction.

  • 7:29 AM (IST)

    Rajasthan Election Voting Latest Updates: Vasundhara Raje casts her vote

    Former Rajasthan Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vasundhara Raje Scindia casts her vote at polling booth number 33 in Jhalawar.

  • 7:27 AM (IST)

    WB Election Voting Latest Updates: Voting yet to begin at some booths

    Voting is yet to begin at booth numbers 286/184 and 286/185 in West Bengal's Bolpur after a glitch in EVM was detected. 

  • 7:20 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra Election Voting Latest Updates: Anil Ambani casts his vote

    Anil Ambani casts his vote at voting centre number 216 at GD Somani School in Cuffe Parade in Mumbai. 

  • 7:15 AM (IST)

    Bihar Election Voting Latest Updates: Giriraj Singh casts his vote

    Union Minister and sitting MP from Bihar's Nawada, Giriraj Singh, casts his vote at polling booth number 33 in Barahiya of Lakhisarai district.

  • 7:05 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: PM Modi urges people to vote

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took to social media and urged people to vote in large numbers. 

    "Another phase of the General Elections begins today. I hope those voting today do so in large numbers and break the voting records of the previous three phases. A special appeal to young voters to head to the polling booth and exercise their franchise," the prime minister tweeted. 

  • 7:01 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Polling for phase 4 begins

    Voting began Monday for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls in 71 parliamentary constituencies spread across nine states. About 12.79 crore people are eligible for voting in the fourth of the seven-phase elections.

    The Election Commission has set up 1.40 lakh polling booths/stations and has made elaborate security arrangements.

    Polling will be held in 17 seats in Maharashtra, 13 each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, six each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and a part of the Anantnag constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • 6:54 AM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Voters queue up in Kannauj

    Voters begin to queue up outside polling booth number 256 in Kannauj. 13 parliamentary constituencies in the state go to polls in the fourth phase of general elections.

  • 6:53 AM (IST)

    Rajasthan Election Voting Latest Updates: Polling preparations underway in Jodhpur

    Rajasthan: Preparation underway at polling booth number 107 at Vardhman Jain upper primary School, Mahamandir in Jodhpur parliamentary constituency. Voting for the fourth phase of 2019 general elections will begin at 7 AM today.

  • 6:52 AM (IST)

    Jharkhand Election Voting Latest Updates: Polling preparations underway in Palamu

    Jharkhand: Mock poll underway at polling booth number 247 in Loinga village of Palamu. Voting for the fourth phase of 2019 general elections will begin at 7 AM today.

  • 6:51 AM (IST)

    UP Election Voting Latest Updates: Polling preparations underway in Jhansi

    Preparation underway at polling booth numbers 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279 and 280 at Saraswati Pathshala Industrial Inter College in Jhansi. Voting for the fourth phase of 2019 general elections will begin at 7 AM today.

  • 6:50 AM (IST)

    West Bengal Election Voting Latest Updates: Polling preparations underway in Bolpur

    West Bengal: Visuals from polling booth number 184 and 185 at Srinanda High School in Bolpur. Voting for the fourth phase of 2019 general elections will begin at 7 AM today.

  • 6:49 AM (IST)

    Bihar Election Voting Latest Updates: Polling preparations underway in Munger

    Bihar: Mock poll underway at polling booth numbers 33, 34 and 35 at Rajkiya Primary School in Munger parliamentary constituency. Voting for the fourth phase of 2019 general elections will begin at 7 AM today.

  • 6:48 AM (IST)

    MP Election Voting Latest Updates: Polling preparations underway in Chhindwara

    Madhya Pradesh: Visuals of preparation from polling booth number 17 in Shikarpur of Chhindwara parliamentary constituency. Voting for the fourth phase of 2019 general elections will begin at 7 AM today.

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