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LS polls, phase 3: Estimated voter turnout concludes at 63.24 per cent

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : GARGI CHAUDHRY
Published Apr 23, 2019, 7:16 am IST
Updated Apr 23, 2019, 7:57 pm IST
The third phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections is covering the highest number of parliamentary seats.
All parliamentary constituencies in Gujarat, Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa and Daman and Diu will vote on April 23 in a single phase. (Photo: AP)
 All parliamentary constituencies in Gujarat, Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa and Daman and Diu will vote on April 23 in a single phase. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: The third phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections is covering the highest number of parliamentary seats. In this phase, 116 seats will go to polls.

All parliamentary constituencies in Gujarat, Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa and Daman and Diu will vote on April 23 in a single phase.

 

Here are LIVE updates:

07:15 pm: Total voter turnout for phase 3 of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is 63.24 per cent.

07: 14 pm: Total voter turnout for phase 3 of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is 63.24 per cent.

06:15: Assam: Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) & VVPATs being packed at polling booth no.199 in Dhubri after voting concludes there.

05: 50 pm: Estimated voter turnout till now for the 3rd phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections is 61.31 per cent.

05:28 pm: BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Kendrapara, Baijayant Jay Panda, casts his vote at Booth No. 19 in Bhubaneswar

05:22 pm: A polling booth in Gir Forest has been set up for 1 voter in Junagadh

05:12 pm: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader, Jagadish Shettar casts his vote at a polling booth in Hubballi-Dharwad, Karnataka.

04:15 pm: Estimated voter turnout till now for the 3rd phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections is 51.15per cent.

04:05 pm: Gujarat: Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel casts his vote at a polling station in Bharuch.

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04:04 pm: Maharashtra: Shraddha, a bride, casts her vote at a polling station in Pune ahead of her wedding. Shraddha says, "It is our national duty. I felt a little nervous but I liked it".

03:55 pm: Jammu & Kashmir: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters thrash a National Conference (NC) polling agent at Bijbehara polling station of Anantnag district, alleging bogus voting.

03:50 pm: Samajwadi Party leader and SP-BSP-RLD candidate from Rampur, Azam Khan, and his son Abdullah Azam Khan, cast their vote at a polling station in the district.

03:45 pm: West Bengal: Babulal Murmu, a polling agent found dead at his house in Buniadpur, Dakshin Dinajpur. More details awaited.

Read: Reserve polling agent found dead in West Bengal

03:40 pm: West Bengal: Unidentified men hurled a bomb near polling booth no-27,28 in Murshidabad's Raninagar area.

03:30 pm: Odisha: A polling official at booth number 41 in Kantapal village in Dhenkanal passes away, after collapsing while on duty.

03:12 pm: West Bengal: Man standing in a queue to vote killed in clashes between Congress and TMC workers in Baligram, Murshidabad

Read: West Bengal violence claims life of man waiting to vote

03:04 pm: Assam: Former Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh leaves after casting his vote at a polling booth in Dispur.

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02:30 pm: Jammu & Kashmir: PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti casts her vote at polling booth number-37D in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district.

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02:15 pm: Estimated voter turnout till now for the 3rd phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is 37.89 per cent.

01:55 pm: Gujarat: Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley casts his vote at a polling booth in Ahmedabad.

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01:25 pm: Gujarat: Veteran BJP leader LK Advani casts his vote at a polling booth at Shahpur Hindi School in Ahmedabad.

01:15 pm: At 1pm, 31.70 per cent voter turnout

12:35 pm: After casting vote, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said, “We have said what we had to say in favour of the party and our candidates, now voters will decide. They are the real judge.”

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12:25 pm: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and wife Sulakshana Sawant cast their votes at polling booth no. 47 in Sankhali Lok Sabha constituency.

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12:05 pm: Voter turnout till 11 am: 26.92 pc in Goa, 18 pc in Odisha, 23 per cent in UP, less than 5 per cent voter turnout in J&K

11:50 am: Congress leader Hardik Patel after casting his vote in Viramgam, said, "Chowkidaar dhoondhna hoga toh mein Nepal chala jaaunga, mujhe desh mein PM chahiye jo iss desh ke arthvyavastha ko, shiksha ko, yuvaon, jawanon ko mazboot kar sake. Mujhe chowkidar nahi pradhan mantri chahiye."

11:40 am: Karnataka: Senior Congress leader and Gulbarga candidate Mallikarjun Kharge casts his vote in Gulabarga.

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11:30 am: Wayanad: People queue up at a polling booth in Sugandhagiri to cast their vote.

11:27 am: Viramgam: Congress leader Hardik Patel casts his vote at booth number 252/355 in Surendranagar constituency.

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11:20 am: Kerala: Veteran actors Mammootty and Mohanlal cast their votes in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram respectively.

11:10 am: Kerala: BJP MP candidate from Thiruvananthapuram constituency, Kummanam Rajasekharan, queues up to cast his vote at a polling station in Thiruvananthapuram

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10:57 am: Social activist Anna Hazare after casting his vote in Ralegan Siddhi,Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra.

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10:55 am: Moradabad: BJP workers beat an Election Official at booth number 231 alleging he was asking voters to press the 'cycle' symbol of Samajwadi party.

Read: BJP UP workers beat up Election Officer in Moradabad

10:43 am: Karnataka: Priyank Kharge and his wife Shruthi Kharge casts their votes at polling station number 26, in Gundagurti village, in Kalaburagi Lok Sabha constituency.

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10:23 am: West Bengal: Three TMC workers injured after a crude bomb was hurled at them. The incident took place in Domkal municipality in Murshidabad.

10:20 am: Gujarat: Heeraben Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother casts her vote at a polling station in Raisan, Ahmedabad.

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Also Read: PM Narendra Modi's mother casts vote in Ahmedabad

10:15 am: Kerala: Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram candidate Shashi Tharoor casts his vote at a polling booth in the city. He is up against BJP's Kummanam Rajasekaran and LDF’s C Divakaran.

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10:00 am: Polling percentage recorded till 9 am:

7.38 per cent in Karnataka, 10.01 per cent in Gujarat, Kerala records 11.61 per cent, 9.35 per cent in Bihar, 13 pc voter turnout in Goa, 8.21 pc voter turnout in Maharashtra, 12 per cent in UP, 12 pc polling in Chhattisgarh, 12.36 per cent polling recorded in Assam.

09:50 am: Younger brother of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Abhay Singh Yadav after casting his vote at a polling booth in Saifai, Mainpuri.

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09:45 am: Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik casts his vote at a polling booth in Bhubaneswar.

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09:40 am: Balrampur: Naxals triggered IED near Bandarchua area at Jharkhand -Chhattisgarh border, today. No casualty reported.

Read: IED blast near Chhattisgarh's Bandarchua area, no casualties

09:28 am: Gujarat: BJP President Amit Shah and his wife Sonal Shah cast their votes in Ahmedabad.

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Read: 'Every vote can take nation ahead,' says Amit Shah after casting his vote

09:20 am: Odisha: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan casts his vote at a polling booth in Talcher.

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09:10 am: Odisha: A specially-abled person casts his vote.

09:05 am: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and wife Anjali cast their vote at a polling booth in Anil Gyan Mandir school in Rajkot.

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08:43 am: PM Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad: The weapon of terrorism is IED, the strength of democracy is voter ID. I can say with surety that the voter ID is much more powerful than an IED, so we should understand the strength of our voter IDs.

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Read: Power of voter ID much more than IED of terrorism: PM after casting vote

08:35 am: After casting his vote, PM Modi said, "Today third phase of polling is underway, I am fortunate that I also got the opportunity to fulfill my duty in my home state of Gujarat. Like you feel pure after a holy dip in Kumbh, one feels pure after casting vote in this festival of democracy."

08:27 am: PM Narendra Modi after casting his vote at a polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad.

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08:25 am: PM Narendra Modi casts his vote at a polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad.

08:20 am: Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to cast his vote at polling booth in Nishan Higher Secondary School in Ranip, Ahmedabad; BJP President Amit Shah also present

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08:15 am: Maharashtra: Nationalist Congress Party's Supriya Sule along with her family casts her vote a polling station in Baramati; She is sitting MP and NCP MP candidate from Baramati.

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07:52 am: Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother at her residence in Gandhinagar today. He will cast his vote in Ahmedabad, shortly.

07:50 am: Kerala CM P Vijayan queues up to casts his vote at polling booth in Kannur district.

07:35 am: Bihar: Visuals from polling booth number 151 in Supaul parliamentary constituency where voting is yet to begin, currently mock poll is underway at the polling booth after a faulty EVM was replaced.

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07:30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at his mother's residence in Gandhinagar. He will cast his vote in Ahmedabad, shortly.

07:25 am: Karnataka BJP MP candidate from Shimoga BY Raghvendra casts his vote at a polling booth in Shikaripura.

07:00 am: Voting begins for third phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections in 116 constituencies across 13 States and 2 Union Territories

 

In the first phase (April 11), Bihar saw the lowest voter turnout with 50 per cent while West Bengal received the highest turnout with 81 per cent.

In the second phase of polls, 68 per cent voter turnout was recorded.

The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

 

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