Maharashtra records 57 percent polling, Mumbai 54 percent
Maharashtra recorded an average of 57 percent voting in the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies while Mumbai notched 54 percent in its six constituencies as the third and final phase of polling, officials here said. After noon, the voting figures shot up considerably in Mumbai and other parts of the state till the closing hours.
2014-04-24 09:35:23 pmPolling on 349 seats rose by almost 10 percent in 2014: EC
Polling on 349 constituencies so far in the 2014 general elections has risen by close to 10 percent as compared to 2009 election, the Election Commission said. "Till now polling has been completed on 349 seats which have registered 66 percent voting. In comparison, the figure in 2009 for the same seats was 57.53 percent," Deputy Election Commissioner Alok Sinha told reporters here.
2014-04-24 08:40:41 pmOver 77 percent cast ballot in Assam amid violence
A policeman was killed in a mob attack on a polling station, while another man died and 14 people were injured in a clash between supporters of two parties, as 77 percent of Assam voters cast ballot in the state's last six Lok Sabha constituencies that went to polls. Election officials said 77.05 percent polling was recorded till 5 p.m. in Gauhati, Barpeta, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Nowgong and Mangaldai.
2014-04-24 08:38:28 pmTwo-thirds electorate cast ballot in Chhattisgarh
Around two-thirds of the electorate in Chhattisgarh's seven Lok Sabha constituencies cast their ballots in the third and final phase of election in the state, officials said. About 66 percent voters exercised their franchise as the polling ended, election officials said.
2014-04-24 08:35:28 pmCongress demands FIR against Modi for poll code violation
The Congress today demanded an FIR be lodged against BJP leader Narendra Modi, party workers and TV channels for poll code violation with the telecast of the Gujarat chief minister's road show ahead of his filing his nomination from Varanasi. Commerce Minister and Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said an FIR should be lodged against Modi, BJP workers and the TV channels for violating the model code of conduct.
2014-04-24 08:32:45 pm70 percent polling in Tamil Nadu
Up to 70 percent electors voted in Tamil Nadu's 39 Lok Sabha constituencies with the election coming to an end at 6 p.m., said the Election Commission. According to election officials, voters already in the queue would be allowed to vote while nobody will be allowed to join the line new.
2014-04-24 08:29:07 pmModerate voting in Maharashtra, Mumbai disappoints
Maximum city Mumbai disappointed candidates and political parties alike even though encouraging voting figures were recorded elsewhere as 19 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra went to the polls in the third and final phase of voting in the state.
2014-04-24 08:26:19 pmOver 80 percent turnout in Puducherry
Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Puducherry saw a heavy turnout with around 80 percent of the voters exercising their franchise, said the Election Commission. According to commission, around 80 percent of the 901,357 voters have voted till 6 p.m while there were some in the queue.
2014-04-24 07:09:32 pmJharkhand registers 63.55 percent voting
The third and final round of polling in Jharkhand witnessed a good turnout of voters as the state registered 63.55 percent voting. "Overall ballot percentage in Jharkhand in the third and final phase of poll is 63.55 percent. The polling output in Dumka and Dhanbad was 64 percent and 62 percent respectively," Jharkhand Chief Election Commissioner P.K. Jajorioa told reporters.
2014-04-24 07:07:22 pmFiring, scuffles mar Lok Sabha polls in UP
Minor incidents like scuffles, stone pelting and firing blanks were reported from polling booths in Uttar Pradesh as 12 Lok Sabha constituencies went to the polls today. Scuffles broke out in a booth in Jalalpur area of Kannauj constituency from where Dimple Yadav, wife of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, is seeking re-election to the Lok Sabha.
2014-04-24 07:04:22 pmModi's three rallies in Himachal Pradesh on April 29
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address three public rallies in Himachal Pradesh on April 29, a party leader said today. However, the state's ruling Congress is yet to announce the dates of rallies of its top leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
2014-04-24 06:54:28 pm83 percent voting as time ends in Bengal
Around 83 percent voting was reported in the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal involving six constituencies as the scheduled time came to an at 6 p.m. while there were people outside the polling booths.
2014-04-24 06:51:22 pmModi to address Bengal rally on Sunday
BJP leader Narendra Modi will address a rally in Uttarpara of Hooghly district on April 27 during his third visit for campaigning in West Bengal. "Modi will address a rally in Uttarpara on Sunday in support of our two candidates from the region -- Bappi Lahiri and Chandan Mitra," state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rahul Sinha said.
2014-04-24 06:48:49 pmMillions vote in seventh phase of Indian election
Barring the Kashmir Valley, millions voted across a dozen states in India to elect 117 MPs even as the BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi filed his nomination in Varanasi, turning the Hindu holy city into a sea of saffron. About 40 percent of the 180 million eligible to vote Thursday had exercised their franchise by 3 p.m. -- in the eight hours since balloting started -- in 201,735 polling centres in 11 states and Puducherry.
2014-04-24 06:45:14 pmClashes mar voting in Rajasthan as turnout crosses 47 percent
A clash between villagers and police that also left many media persons injured in Rajasthan's Dausa marred voting even as over 47 percent of the eight million-plus electors cast their ballots till 3.30 p.m. in five constituencies in the state's second and final phase of polling.
2014-04-24 06:42:15 pm60 percent polling in Tamil Nadu
Sixty percent voter turnout was registered in the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies of Tamil Nadu in the 2014 general elections, the Election Commission said. According to the poll panel, the total number of votes cast till 3 p.m. was 60.52 percent of the over 55 million voters in the state. Officials added that the polling has been peaceful with no untoward incident reported from the state.
2014-04-24 06:37:18 pmOver half of electorate vote in Bihar
Women and young voters made up the majority of the electorate who today cast their ballot for seven Lok Sabha seats and two state assembly seats in Bihar. The state saw 53 percent polling till afternoon. Additional chief electoral officer R. Lakshmanan said voting was peaceful in the state despite fears of violence.
2014-04-24 06:35:25 pmHeavy voter turnout, stray incidents in West Bengal
Disregarding the sweltering heat, voters turned up in huge numbers and nearly 80 percent of polling was recorded with an hour still left for balloting to end in six Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal.The authorities said the polling process in the second phase of elections in the state - after four constituencies voted a week back - was overall peaceful, marred by stray incidents and allegations.
2014-04-24 06:33:17 pm Brisk voting so far
Polling continues in the 12 states. Jharkhand report 43% voter turnout till 1 pm. Around 62% voting is recorded in West Bengal. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported approximately 37% voter turnout each till 1 pm .Around 62% turnout in West Bengal and 51 % in Puducherry are also reported.
2014-04-24 03:27:39 pm Narendra Modi files nomination from Varanasi
After a massive roadshow, the BJP's PM candidate today filed nomination for the second seat he is contesting from, Varanasi. Thousands gathered for Modi's roadshow, on which he was accompanied by his close aide Amit Shah. Addressing his supporters before filing the nomination, Modi thanked the people of Varanasi & said that he wanted to make Varanasi the Spiritual Capital of the world. Modi was nominated by 4 people, including a boatman, a weaver, former HC Judge & a musician.
2014-04-24 03:24:30 pm Poll Violence in Assam
One Policeman was killed & two people injured by suspected terrorists in Kokrajhar in Assam, just before polling began in the State. Security has been beefed up in Kokrajhar & 65 EVMs have been replaced in the area.
2014-04-24 02:07:34 pm 32% voter turnout in Madhya Pradesh till 1 pm
32% voting is recorded in Madhya Pradesh (MP) till 1 pm. Voting for 10 Lok sabha underway in MP. The voting will ocntinue for next five hours till 6 pm in th evening today.
2014-04-24 01:54:24 pm 29% turnout in Rajasthan till 11:30 am
Alwar and Dausa registered around 30 per cent voting till 11:30 hrs followed by Tonk-Sawaimadhopur, Bharatpur, and Karauli-Dholpur at around 29 %, 27%and 25%respectively in Rajasthan.
2014-04-24 01:09:16 pm Tamil Nadu records 35% turnout till 11 am
35 % voting is recorded in Tamil Nadu till 11 am. Voting for 39 Lok Sabha seats underway in Tamil Nadu which will continue till 6 pm.
2014-04-24 12:12:42 pm Around 22% voters turn up in Chattisgarh till 11 am
Around 22% voters had caste their vote till 11 am in Chattisgarh for the seven Lok sabha seats.
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