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2019 LS polls: Phase 5 concludes, total voter turnout comes to 62.56 pc

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : GARGI CHAUDHRY
Published May 6, 2019, 7:05 am IST
Updated May 6, 2019, 8:01 pm IST
40.56 per cent voter turnout till 1:30 pm, reported Election Commission of India.
TMC workers said, 'I was attacked by TMC goons who have been brought from outside.' (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 TMC workers said, 'I was attacked by TMC goons who have been brought from outside.' (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Mumbai: In the fifth phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections; the fate of 674 candidates will be tested where 51 constituencies across seven states will vote in.

Seven states to go on polls include Uttar Pradesh (14), Bihar (5), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Jharkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (7), Rajasthan (12) and West Bengal (7).

 

The key constituencies of this phase that would hit the headlines are Rae Bareli and Amethi as the mother-son duo will take on other contenders.

Final voter turnout in the fourth phase of ongoing Lok Sabha elections held on April 29 stood at 65.51 per cent, according to data released by the Election Commission of India on Saturday.

Here are LIVE updates:

08:58 pm: Total voter turnout in Phase5 of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections is 62.56 per cent.

06:50 pm: Voting for the phase of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections concluded.

06:00 pm: Total estimated voter turnout until 05:38 pm is was 59.15 per cent

05:30 pm: Estimated state-wise voter percentage recorded till 4 pm: Bihar: 44.08 per cent, Rajasthan: 50.44 per cent, West Bengal: 63.57 per cent, Jharkhand: 58.07 per cent, Uttar Pradesh: 44.89 per cent, Jammu and Kashmir: 15.51 per cent

05:05 pm: Watch! Scuffle breaks out between TMC MP Prasun Banerjee and security forces at polling booth no. 49 and 50 in Howrah.

03:20 pm: Jammu and Kashmir: Kashmiri Pandits cast their votes at a Special Polling Station in Udhampur, for Anantnag parliamentary constituency.

02:26 pm: Mahendra Singh Dhoni casts his vote at a polling booth in Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

02:24 pm: Sahara chief Subrata Roy casts his vote at a polling booth in Lucknow.

01:20 pm: 31.29 per cent voter turnout till 1 pm, reported ANI.

12:30 pm: Estimated voter turnout till 11:30 am is 26.63 per cent, reported Election Commission of India.

12:27 pm: Narsinghpur: Actor Ashutosh Rana after casting his vote at polling booth number 105 in Gadarwara.

Photo: ANI | TwitterPhoto: ANI | Twitter

11:20 am: Madhya Pradesh: A man in Chhatarpur arrives to vote, after his father's last rites earlier today.

10:40 am: Total voter turnout till 10 am is 12.65 per cent, reported news agency ANI.

10:23 am: Bihar: One Ranjit Paswan arrested on charges of vandalizing an EVM machine at polling booth number 131 in Chhapra.

Photo: ANI | TwitterPhoto: ANI | Twitter

09:20 am: Jharkhand: A man arrived with his 105-year-old mother to cast votes at polling booth number 450 in Hazaribagh.

08:47 am: West Bengal: Arjun Singh, BJP candidate from Barrackpore alleges that he was attacked by TMC workers said, "I was attacked by TMC goons who have been brought from outside. Those people were scaring away our voters. I am injured."

Read: I was attacked by TMC goons: BJP candidate Arjun Singh

08:25 am: Jammu and Kashmir: Visuals from a polling booth in Khrew area of Pulwama( Anantnag Lok Sabha seat)

08:20 am: BSP Chief Mayawati casts her vote at a polling booth in City Montessori Inter College in Lucknow.

07:40 am: Home Minister and Lucknow BJP Candidate Rajnath Singh cast his vote.

Photo: ANI | TwitterPhoto: ANI | Twitter

07:38 am: West Bengal: Voting yet to begin in booth numbers 289/ 291/292 in Howrah, reportedly after glitches in EVMs and VVPATs. Details are awaited.

07:00 am:  Voting begins.

 

Keep yourself updated on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 with our round-the-clock coverage -- breaking news, updates, analyses et all. Happy reading.

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