Lok Sabha Election 2019 Live Updates
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF): Troops of 113 Battalion CRPF were fired upon while they were returning from booth number 283 in Tumrikasa Village of Gadchiroli’s Dhanora at 4 pm, the troop retaliated. No injuries/loss has been reported.
— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2019
Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha: In 6 booths of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district there has been no voting due to the threat by Naxals.
Polling for seven Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra and the Naxal-affected Bastar constituency in neighboring Chhattisgarh came to an end at 5 PM.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 11, 2019
“She (Mehbooba Mufti) can block me, but till when can she keep blocking 130 crore, people? There is a wave in the country; if she doesn’t go with it, she’ll drown. In 2014 there was a wave, in 2019 there is tsunami…”: BJP leader Gautam Gambhir (ANI)
PM says “strong wave in favor of Modi government as country votes in the first phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.”
Anil Balun, BJP Rajya Sabha member from Uttarakhand, cast his vote in Pauri 52 candidates are contesting in 5 constituencies in the state.
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— Elections in India (@Election_in) April 11, 2019
Voter turnout till 3 PM in:
Lakshadweep: 51.25 %
Uttarakhand: 46.59 %
Manipur: 68.90 %
Nagpur: 38.35 %
Uttar Pradesh: 50.86 %
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Uttar Pradesh is 50.86%.
At least, 10 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were replaced when discrepancies were detected during their mock trial here before the beginning of the polling, reported news agency ANI.
BSP voters especially Dalits are being stopped from reaching polling booths by use of force by UP police. All this is apparently being done on the diktat of higher-ups. Immediate intervention is required: BSP writes to EC.
Voter turnout till 3 PM in Lakshadweep is 51.25%, in Uttarakhand is 46.59% and in Manipur is 68.90%.
Voting turnout in Nagpur parliamentary constituency till 3 pm is 38.35%
Three people dead, 9 injured as a tractor overturned near Shankarpur village in Gadchiroli, today. The victims were returning to their village after casting their votes.
As polling is underway for two Lok Sabha constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in 2019, mobile internet has been stopped in North Kashmir.
BJP has alleged that its candidate from Chikiti assembly constituency, Manoranjan Dyansamantray has been beaten up.
Congress wrote to Home Minister over a breach in security of its president Rahul Gandhi yesterday; says Gandhi was addressing media after filing nomination from Amethi, “a perusal of his interaction will reflect that a laser was pointed at his head, on at least 7 separate occasions”
“Can there be any compromise when it comes to national security and dealing with terrorist outfits? But unfortunately, the opposition wants to weaken the nation’s security. Our armed forces displayed their might but the Congress is seeking proofs,” PM Modi in a rally in Mangaldai, Assam.
Security personnel fired shots in the air after some ppl tried to cast vote without voter ID at a polling station in Shamli. District Magistrate says, “BSF personnel, fired in air for security reasons after some ppl without voter ID tried to cast vote. Voting has resumed now.”
“There have been many people in Indian history who have had the arrogance to believe that they are invincible… his invincibility will be of full of view after the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 results,” says Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
PWD Minister H D Revanna on Thursday said that he will retire from politics if Prime Minister Narendra Modi is re-elected as PM. #LokSabhaElections2019
#LokSabhaElections2019 : Polling officer being transported to the polling station in Meghalaya
— Business Standard (@bsindia) April 11, 2019
38.8% voting recorded till 1 PM in Telangana. #LokSabhaElections2019
Rakesh Kumar, Bijnor Sector Magistrate on reports that ‘Lotus’ symbol is being displayed after pressing ‘Elephant’ symbol on EVM: “No such incident has taken place. Elections are being held peacefully. There were some issues during mock polling so we changed the entire set.”
— Times of India (@timesofindia) April 11, 2019
Antriksh Saini contesting on BSP ticket for Haridwar seat has lodged a complaint against BJP worker and sector magistrate in Laksar for violation of model code of conduct.
Defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman says BJP and NDA workers are motivated and encouraged by the huge turnout of voters so far and if the trend continues, a good and respectable turnout is quite possible. The turnout so far is a positive development for Indian democracy.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday voiced confidence that candidates of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) will win both the Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats.
Polling percentage at 1 PM of 4 constituencies in Bihar: Aurangabad- 34.6, Gaya- 33, Nawada-37, Jamui- 29.
41.27% polling recording in Uttarakhand (all 5 seats) till 1 PM.
Glitches in VVPAT-EVMs marred voting in some polling stations, resulting in long queues of voters in the blistering heat on Thursday.
The problems were found in Booth No. 127 (Gadchiroli-Chimur constituency), booth No. 147 (Yavatmal-Washim), with the electronic voting machines (EVMs) functioning extremely slowly and delaying the voting process.
Sonia Gandhi performs ‘havan’ ahead of filing nomination from Raebareli. Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also present.
TDP local leader Sidda Bhaskar Reddy killed after being allegedly injured by YSRC activists during a clash between the TDP and YSRC cadres at Meerapuram in Tadipatri assembly of Anantapur district.
A clash broke out between YSRCP and TDP workers in Puthalapattu Constituency in Bandarlapalli, Andhra Pradesh. Police resorted to lathi-charge. #AndhraPradesh #LokSabhaElection2019
The oldest voter in Sikkim, 107-year-old Sumitra Rai, casts her vote at Poklok Kamrang.
IED blast by Naxals near a polling booth in Etapalli in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, no injuries reported. #Maharashtra #LokSabhaElections2019
Andhra Pradesh: Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan at the polling booth set up at Chaitanya School in Vijayawada. pic.twitter.com/qHI06IskKP
— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2019
Odisha recorded 22% of polling by 11 AM. 24.66% voting recorded in Jammu & Baramulla parliamentary constituencies, 38.08% in West Bengal (2 seats) and 26.5% in Tripura (1 seat) till 11 AM. #JammuAndKashmir #WestBengal #WestBengal #Tripura
22.84% voting recorded in Telangana, 23.78% in Uttarakhand, 23.10% in Lakshadweep and 13.7% in Maharashtra(7 seats) till 11 AM. #LokSabhaElections2019 #Telangana #Uttarakhand #Lakshadweep #Maharashtra
5 percent polling recorded in Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency till 11 am
Nearly 21 percent of the 19,14,795 electors with 52 percent of women cast their votes in the first two hours, Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor said. #LokSabhaElections2019
An estimated 13.73% voting was recorded in the first 3 hours of polling that began amid tight security in four Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in the first leg of the seven-phased election.
N Chandrababu Naidu in a letter to CEC: Likely that many voters who returned may not come back for voting even if polling is resumed after replacement/repair of existing EVMs. Therefore repolling needed in all polling stations where polling had not commenced up to 9.30 AM.
At least five complaints of hanging or dysfunctional VVPAT machines were addressed in Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar Lok Sabha constituency while polling is on. In Government Girls College, Nainital due to dysfunctional VVPAT machine, voting starting at 8.33am instead of 7 AM.
“Naxals triggered an IED blast today in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district in Bastar Lok Sabha constituency where voting is underway,” a senior police official said.
Voting is underway in the 91 Lok Sabha seats spread across 18 states and two union territories in the first phase. The first phase covers all the Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh (25), Telangana (17), Uttarakhand (5), two seats each of Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya and one seat each of Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar as well as Lakshadweep.