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Phase 5 Live Updates – Lok Sabha Elections 2019


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Live Updates –

6:01:11 PM

This being the last update for the day, below is the recorded voter turnout till now.

59.38% Voter Turnout recorded till 6 PM.

Bihar – 52.86%

Jammu and Kashmir – 17.07%

Madhya Pradesh – 62.96%

Rajasthan – 59.32%

Uttar Pradesh – 53.20%

West Bengal – 74.06%

Jharkhand – 63.72%

#LokSabhaElections2019

5:43:29 PM

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Locket Chatterjee staged a sit-in at District Magistrate’s office in Hooghly after her car was vandalized by unknown miscreants, earlier today.

5:37:01 PM

The Congress has sought repolling in several booths in Shopian and Pulwama districts of the Anantnag parliamentary constituency, alleging that the NC and the PDP indulged in bogus voting in many areas. In a statement, the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee president alleged bogus voting in some booths under Pampore and Rajpora Assembly segments. The matter has been reported to the Returning Officer for immediate necessary action, he said.

5:27:40 PM


5:11:39 PM

54.65% Voter Turnout recorded till 5 PM.

Bihar – 51.92%

Jammu and Kashmir – 16.66%

Madhya Pradesh – 56.56%

Rajasthan – 55.35%

Uttar Pradesh – 47.80%

West Bengal – 68.35%

Jharkhand – 58.63%

#LokSabhaElections2019

5:10:25 PM

A petrol bomb was hurled at a polling station in south Kashmir’s Shopian, today, no loss of life or injuries reported

5:09:28 PM

A scuffle breaks out between TMC’s MP from Howrah, Prasun Banerjee and security forces at polling booth no. 49 & 50 in Howrah West Bengal.

4:51:33 PM


4:40:38 PM

OP Rajbhar: Had resigned on 13th night from the post of state min; when they (BJP) said that you contest on our symbol, I told them we’ll fight on our symbol & that we’ll fight on 1 seat. But they didn’t agree to that either. Didn’t accept resignation; have filed a complaint with EC.

4:38:14 PM

The Samajwadi Party Monday announced its support for five BSP and two AAP candidates in Delhi. The party itself is not contesting Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, which has seven seats.

4:24:28 PM

The Election Commission sought a report from North 24 Parganas administration on the violence reported in Amdanga.

 

4:17:38 PM

RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha could not cast his vote as his helicopter was not allowed to land near the booth.

4:16:23 PM

The polling has resumed at Badora village of Tikamgarh district after a five-hour-long protest by villagers. The locals were boycotting the poll at booth number 8 over demand for continuous water supply in the village. They alleged that they were not getting proper water supply and the hand pumps in the village were malfunctioning.

4:15:32 PM

BJP candidate from Hoogly Locket Chatterjee alleges her car was vandalized by TMC supporters.

4:13:45 PM

Modi did not get ‘sanskar’: Kharge replies to PM on Rajiv Gandhi taunt.

3:41:21 PM

A Trinamool activist Sheikh Mohammad Ferdous Ali was allegedly attacked today when he was coming out of a polling booth after casting his vote. The incident took place in Arambagh LS constituency’s Krishnanagar Rammohon Girls’ School booth number 107. He said, “I was coming out of the booth when a few men attacked me from behind. There were at least 10/15 of them.” He also claims central forces were present at the time during the attack but no one came to help or save him.

3:33:58 PM

50.70% Voter Turnout recorded till 3 PM.

Bihar – 44.08%

Jammu and Kashmir – 15.34%

Madhya Pradesh – 54.16%

Rajasthan – 50.39%

Uttar Pradesh – 44.89%

West Bengal – 62.84%

Jharkhand – 58.63%

#LokSabhaElections2019

3:24:07 PM


3:10:21 PM

A BJP polling agent was allegedly not allowed to sit in a booth by a few TMC cadres, upon hearing of this, BJP candidate from Bangaon, Santanu Thakur went to the booth and made sure the BJP agent got to sit inside. Reports suggest that as soon as he came out of the booth, some unidentified men started hurling bombs at the building. A few rounds were also fired after which two people, including police personnel, have been reported to be injured. A large number of police personnel are deployed in the area right now.

3:01:12 PM

A total of 20 polling personnel were suspended by the Election Commission on Monday in connection with electoral malpractices in Munger Lok Sabha constituency during the fourth phase of polling on April 29. The Election Commission will always take action against those who are found involved in electoral malpractices and tampering with the EVMs, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Bihar, H R Srinivasa, said. “Twenty polling personnel, including presiding officers, polling officers, magistrates, and police personnel, were suspended for their involvement in electoral malpractices at two polling booths,” Srinivasa said, adding, they had also assaulted a journalist covering the elections there on that day.

2:50:32 PM

40.87% Voter Turnout recorded till 2 PM.

Bihar – 32.27%

Jammu and Kashmir – 11.39%

Madhya Pradesh – 43.99%

Rajasthan – 42.84%

Uttar Pradesh – 35.15%

West Bengal – 51.41%

Jharkhand – 45.98%

#LokSabhaElections2019

2:45:46 PM

Former minister Vijay Shah has been booked under sections 294, 328 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code for making obscene gestures and hurling verbal abuse Congress leader Basant Pawar at Ashapur polling center in Khandwa, under Betul constituency of Madhya Pradesh. The argument was allegedly about the election outcome, which escalated when Shah made an obscene gesture. Pawar also claimed that Shah threatened physical harm.

2:29:31 PM

Sahara chief Subrata Roy casts his vote at a polling booth in Lucknow.

2:27:46 PM

2:26:46 PM

Villagers of Byohara in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh have decided the election as they have been demanding a polling booth in their village. The present polling booth is four km away. Resident Ram Gopal Sharma said that very few people go out to vote and no senior citizens have not been able to vote.

2:18:01 PM

A BJP delegation led by party vice-president Jay Prakash Majumdar and its election committee member Sishir Bajoria will be meeting the Bengal chief electoral officer over demands of repolling.

1:47:09 PM

Accusing the ruling TMC in West Bengal of unleashing “violence” on its voters, the BJP Monday demanded a repoll in Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency. Union minister Prakash Javadekar accused Trinamool Congress “goons” of booth-capturing and not letting BJP voters cast their votes by resorting to threats and violence.

1:44:37 PM

The water crisis in Rajasthan has led 782 voters in Kasba Nagar village of Badi assembly area in Dholpur district (under the Karauli-Dholpur constituency) to boycott the elections. The sub-divisional magistrate, along with the police superintendent and other officers tried convincing the voters, but in vain.

1:42:54 PM

Rahul Gandhi in Bhiwani, Haryana: Narendra Modi the boxer was supposed to fight unemployment, farmer problems, corruption, etc but he instead turned around & punched his coach Advani Ji, his team Gadkari Ji Jaitley Ji, then went into the crowd and punched small traders and farmers.

1:33:55 PM

40.63% Voter Turnout recorded till 1 PM.

Bihar – 32.27%

Jammu and Kashmir – 11.35%

Madhya Pradesh – 43.27%

Rajasthan – 42.61%

Uttar Pradesh – 35.15%

West Bengal – 50.78%

Jharkhand – 45.98%

#LokSabhaElections2019

1:20:09 PM

Deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, cast his vote in Jaipur’s Jalupura booth in Rajasthan.

 

1:16:48 PM

In Howrah’s Farsa Road, BJP supporters alleged that they were being beaten up by TMC workers, who have also allegedly been threatening to use violence against BJP supporters’ families. A few BJP supporters were taken to the Howrah General Hospital for treatment.

1:09:43 PM

PM Narendra Modi in Tamluk, West Bengal: Didi is so frustrated these days that she doesn’t even want to talk or hear about god. The situation is such that Didi is arresting and jailing those who are chanting ‘Jai Sri Ram’

1:04:40 PM

PM Modi in Tamluk, West Bengal: Speedbreaker didi has tried to play politics even on Cyclone Fani. I tried to get in touch with Mamata didi but her arrogance is such that she refused to talk to me, I tried again but she did not get in touch.

12:47:39 PM

CPM worker Sheikh Kamrul was killed in an attack by what the party has claimed were by TMC workers in East Burdwan. Five CPM workers were also hospitalized.

12:46:32 PM

In Maker, Bihar, many voters at booth numbers 160 and 161 alleged that their names were missing from the voters’ list. The voters were standing in a queue for a very long time and when they found their names were missing from the list, they started protesting. The Block Development Officer who reached the spot, faced strong protests too, after which police had to get involved. The voters alleged that the Booth Level Officer (BLO) deleted the names to favor someone.

12:32:40 PM

27.22% Voter Turnout recorded till 12 Noon.

Bihar – 20.74%

Jammu and Kashmir – 6.09%

Madhya Pradesh – 29.76%

Rajasthan – 29.55%

Uttar Pradesh – 22.96%

West Bengal – 34.02%

Jharkhand – 29.49%

#LokSabhaElections2019

12:30:30 PM


12:23:06 PM

Demanding roads, the villagers of Tiskili and Sukwari of Madhya Pradesh had announced that they would boycott elections. Voting began at 10:15 AM after poll officials rushed to the area with local politicians to convince the villagers to exercise their franchise.

 

12:14:46 PM

BSP president Mayawati has indicated that if she gets a chance to become the Prime Minister, she will contest the Lok Sabha election from Ambedkar Nagar. “If all goes well, I may have to seek election from here because the road to national politics passes through Ambedkar Nagar,” she said. Mayawati has won the Lok Sabha elections from Ambedkar Nagar four times – 1989, 1998, 1999 and 2004.

12:09:03 PM

The Supreme Court Monday stayed disqualification proceedings against two AIADMK MLAs, who were served notice by the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker for allegedly indulging in “anti-party” activities The notices were served under the anti-defection law. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta also issued notices on the plea filed by two AIADMK MLAs V T Kalaiselvan and E Rathinasabapathy.

12:01:48 PM

Dismissed BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav approaches Supreme Court challenging rejection of his nomination as Samajwadi Party candidate from Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency. Advocate Prashant Bhushan is appearing for Yadav.

11:56:42 AM

A booth level officer Balram Sharma passed away in a road accident at Khedakalyanpur village in the Kathumar Assembly area under Alwar Lok Sabha constituency of Rajasthan. He was on his way to report for duty when he was run over by a bus near a petrol pump on Nadbai Road.

11:44:58 AM

Union Minister and BJP candidate from Hazaribagh Jharkhand, Jayant Sinha arrives at a polling booth to cast his vote. Sinha is contesting against Congress’ Gopal Sahu & CPI’s Bhubneshwar Prasad Mehta from the constituency.

11:41:10 AM

Re-polling is on at a brisk pace in five polling booths in three districts of Andhra Pradesh Monday. About 16 percent of polling was reported overall in the first two hours after the process began, Election Commission officials here said. The re-poll has been ordered in view of technical glitches in electronic voting machines in these polling booths.

11:36:49 AM

26.92% Voter Turnout recorded till 11 AM

Bihar – 20.74%

Jammu and Kashmir – 6.09%

Madhya Pradesh – 28.36%

Rajasthan – 29.36%

Uttar Pradesh – 22.96%

West Bengal – 33.57%

Jharkhand – 29.49%

#LokSabhaElections2019

11:20:41 AM

“Identical words were used by others and action was taken but Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have been let off. The court should lay down guidelines so that if it does not benefit this election, at least it is useful in future elections,” said advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi at the Supreme Court on the Election Commission’s clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.

 

11:14:03 AM

Belur boys school in Howrah district of West Bengal witnessed yet another minor clash between BJP and TMC workers. Both the party’s cadres were seen involving themselves in a scuffle inside the polling booth, in the presence of the special polling observer. Former TMC councilor Paltu Banik and his supporters had reportedly instigated the fight.

11:09:08 AM

Supreme Court will hear the matter on May 8 pertaining to Congress’ petition challenging Election Commission’s decision of giving clean chit to PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah in a hate speech complaint.

11:06:15 AM

BJP candidate from Hooghly, Locket Chatterjee, while touring booths at Dhaniakhali alleged that the TMC was not letting the BJP polling agent enter the booth and that the presiding officer was allegedly taking TMC’s side.

10:53:46 AM

BJP leader Smriti Irani, who is contesting against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, has alleged that voters in the constituency are forcefully being made to voter for the Congress leader. Mrs. Irani tweeted a video of a voter alleging that the presiding officer in a polling booth in Gauriganj forcing her to vote for Congress.

10:42:12 AM

12.73% Voter Turnout recorded till 10 AM

Bihar – 11.51%

Jammu and Kashmir – 1.49%

Madhya Pradesh – 13.18%

Rajasthan – 14.01%

Uttar Pradesh – 9.85%

West Bengal – 17.13%

Jharkhand – 13.46%

#LokSabhaElections2019

10:27:24 AM

Trinamool Congress has written to the Election Commission alleging that the Arjun Singh, the BJP candidate from West Bengal’s Barrackpore, is trying to influence voters.

10:24:23 AM

One Ranjit Paswan arrested on charges of vandalizing an EVM machine at polling booth number 131 in Chhapra, Bihar.

10:19:15 AM

EVM glitches were reported from Satna, Chitrakoot, and Amarpatan, causing widespread delays in voting. Incidentally, EVM failures had been reported across Satna region during the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections last year as well. Polling center 115 at Civil Lines and 245 at Sindhi Camp in Satna and 255 at Pachli Kala in Chitrakut are some of the places where EVM snags have been reported. Voting was delayed by one hour in Ram Nagar of Satna due to faulty EVMs at polling centers 190, 191 and 193.

10:06:41 AM

Rajnath Singh, Lucknow BJP candidate: The Mahagatbandhan is no challenge for BJP here. I don’t want to comment on her(SP-BSP-RLD candidate Poonam Sinha), as I believe elections are not about individuals but about issues.

9:53:17 AM

A petrol bomb was thrown at a polling booth in Tral, Jammu and Kashmir reports have said. However, no casualty has been reported yet.

9:50:21 AM


9:46:01 AM

Voter Turnout till 9 AM

Bihar – 11.51%

Jammu and Kashmir – 0.80%

Madhya Pradesh – 12.16%

Rajasthan – 13.37%

Uttar Pradesh – 9.82%

West Bengal – 15.19%

Jharkhand – 13.46%

#LokSabhaElections2019

9:32:59 AM

About 10 EVMs have been changed in the last two hours and there is a demand to change four more allegedly faulty EVMs in Sikar Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan. Voting was delayed at two polling booths under the seat. Voting has yet not started at booth number 180 in Bansoor in Alwar. Voters are now demanding a change in the machine.

9:28:36 AM

Rampant rigging was reported from Shantinagar’s Haskhali area’s booth no 145. Locals alleged they were not allowed to enter the booth.

9:21:14 AM

Smriti Irani, BJP candidate from Amethi on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: She did not know my name 5 years back, now she keeps taking my name, such an accomplishment. Nowadays she takes her husband’s name less and my name more.

9:18:46 AM

A grenade was thrown at a polling booth in Rahmoo in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, where polling is being held as part of the third phase of polling for Anantnag constituency. No one was injured in the incident.

9:08:53 AM


9:06:47 AM

VVPAT machines at booth numbers 29, 68, 71, 84, 02, and 130 of Behror Assembly area were reported to be faulty and were changed immediately.

9:05:43 AM

Voting could not begin at the scheduled 7 am at booths 91 and 134 of Harda district owing to technical glitches in the EVM machines.

9:04:34 AM


9:03:39 AM

Arjun Singh, a BJP candidate from Barrackpore alleges that he was attacked by TMC workers, says, “I was attacked by TMC goons who have been brought from outside. Those people were scaring away our voters. I am injured.”

9:02:21 AM

Voting yet to begin in booth numbers 289/ 291/292 in Howrah, West Bengal reportedly after glitches in EVMs and VVPATs.

9:01:37 AM

BSP Chief Mayawati casts her vote at a polling booth in City Montessori Inter College in Lucknow.

9:00:45 AM

Home Minister and Lucknow BJP Candidate Rajnath Singh casts his vote at polling booth 333 in Scholars’ Home School.

8:59:59 AM


8:48:36 AM

Polling for the fifth phase begins in 51 constituencies, spread across 7 states

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