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India General Elections 2024 highlights: 61.45% approximate voter turnout recorded today till 8 pm

India General Elections 2024 highlights: The late Mulayam Singh Yadav's family is also prominent in this phase, with three members contesting.
India General Elections 2024 Live: 61.45% approximate voter turnout recorded today till 8 pm
India General Elections 2024 Live: 61.45% approximate voter turnout recorded today till 8 pm

India General Elections 2024 highlights: Voting began at 7 am on Tuesday for the third phase of the 2024 Indian elections, encompassing 93 constituencies across 11 states and Union Territories. Key contenders include Amit Shah, Shivraj Chouhan, Dimple Yadav and Digvijaya Singh. Follow- Elections 2024: Read Elections 2024 News and Lok Sabha Election Updates...Read More

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 3 Elections: Key points

• In the third phase of elections, prominent candidates include Union home minister Amit Shah, seeking re-election from Gujarat's Gandhinagar, and Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia, Mansukh Mandaviya and Pralhad Joshi contesting from various constituencies.

• This phase holds key implications for the political landscape, particularly in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, with high-profile candidates and familial legacies at stake.

• Maharashtra's Baramati, considered a stronghold of the 'Pawar family', witnesses a significant contest between NCP founder Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule and Sunetra Pawar, wife of Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar.

• The late Mulayam Singh Yadav's family is also prominent in this phase, with three members contesting. Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav, Akshay Yadav and Aditya Yadav are vying for seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Follow Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections Phase 3 Live Updates 

Lok Sabha election schedule

Phase 1: April 19 (polling done)

Phase 2: April 26 (polling done)

Phase 3: May 7 (polling today)

Phase 4: May 13

Phase 5: May 20

Phase 6: May 25

Phase 7: June 1

Counting (for all 543 seats): June 4

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May 7, 2024 11:26 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'Did you take this step under pressure from BJP?,' asks Congress leader on Mayawati removing nephew Akash Anand as BSP coordinator

India General Elections 2024 Live: Congress leader Surendra Singh Rajput has asked BSP chief Mayawati if she removed nephew Akash Anand as BSP coordinator under some pressure from the BJP.

"The way BSP chief Mayawati has removed her nephew Akash Anand from party coordinator post is very shocking. Did you take this step under some pressure from the BJP? Though this is an internal matter of your party, you should issue a clarification about this," said Congress leader Surendra Singh Rajput as quoted by news agency PTI.

May 7, 2024 10:51 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'People of Delhi angry as they (BJP) jailed Kejriwal,' says AAP leader Gopal Rai

India General Elections 2024 Live: Delhi Minister and AAP leader Gopal Rai has said that people of Delhi are angry as they (BJP) jailed Arvind Kejriwal.

"Across Delhi and country, people are raising their voice...for the past 10 years...farmers, women and tribals who were disturbed by the dictatorship of PM Modi, they are giving reply with vote. People of Delhi are angrier as they (BJP) jailed the elected Chief Minister," said Gopal Rai as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 7, 2024 10:42 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: BSP chief Mayawati removes Akash Anand as National Coordinator of party and as her successor

India General Elections 2024 Live: BSP chief Mayawati has removed Akash Anand as National Coordinator of the party and as her successor.

BSP chief Mayawati tweeted, "I declared Akash Anand as the National Coordinator of BSP and my successor, but in the larger interest of the party and the movement, he is being separated from both these important responsibilities until he attains full maturity"

May 7, 2024 9:08 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'Lalu Prasad Yadav is openly saying that Muslims should get complete reservation,' says BJP leader Shehzad Poonawalla

India General Elections 2024 Live: BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla has claimed that Lalu Prasad Yadav is openly saying that Muslims should get complete reservations

"...The statements they (opposition) are giving show that they are under pressure due to the vote bank. Lalu Prasad Yadav is openly saying that Muslims should get complete reservation...," said Shehzad Poonawalla as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 7, 2024 8:52 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 61.45% approximate voter turnout recorded today till 8 pm

India General Elections 2024 Live: 61.45% approximate voter turnout was recorded today till 8 pm in Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha elections 2024, as per the Election Commission of India, reported news agency ANI.

May 7, 2024 8:26 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'We will win Hyderabad and will cross 400 (Lok Sabha seats),' says BJP candidate Madhavi Latha

India General Elections 2024 Live: BJP candidate from Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat, Madhavi Latha has exuded confidence about her win in the constituency and the party winning 400 seat in the ongoing polls.

"Be it harsh sunlight or heavy rainfall, nothing can stop our fight for truth. We are going to win this time and hence we come out with enthusiasm. We will win Hyderabad and will cross 400 (Lok Sabha seats)," said Madhavi Latha as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 7, 2024 8:00 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: Polling for third phase concludes in several states

India General Elections 2024 Live: Polling for third phase has concluded in several states, including, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh

May 7, 2024 7:52 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann holds roadshow in Bathinda

India General Elections 2024 Live: Punjab CM and AAP leader Bhagwant Mann is holding a roadshow in Bathinda along with party's Lok Sabha candidate Gurmeet Singh Khudian.

May 7, 2024 7:45 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'Chunaav chal rha hai desh me, samarthan mil rha aapko videsh me,' Smriti Irani takes dig at Rahul Gandhi

India General Elections 2024 Live: Union minister and BJP's candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani has taken a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over the latter getting support from Pakistan.

"Till now I used to contest against Congress leader only, but now a Pakistani leader has said that Smriti Irani should be defeated. 'Tumse Pakistan na sambhalta, tum Amethi ki chinta karte ho'. If my voice reaches the leader of Pakistan, I want to say, this is the Amethi where PM Modi has built the factory of the AK 203 rifle, that rifle used to kill Pakistani terrorists on borders... 'chunaav chal rha hai desh me, samarthan mil rha aapko (Rahul Gandhi) videsh me'," said Smriti Irani as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 7, 2024 6:48 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'Congress looted what was there for the OBC in Karnataka,' says PM Modi

India General Elections 2024 Live: While addressing a public meeting in Maharashtra's Beed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "In Karnataka, where OBC had 27% reservation, the Congress govt brought a 'fatwah', an order and declares all the Muslims in Karnataka as OBC. What BR Ambedkar, the Constitution, the parliament have given 27% reservations to OBC, by putting Muslims in the category of OBC, overnight, they (Congress) looted what was there for the OBC..."

May 7, 2024 6:42 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'Hopes of the INDI-Aghadi have dashed,' says PM Modi

India General Elections 2024 Live: While addressing a public meeting in Maharashtra's Beed, PM Narendra Modi said "Like the polling for the third phase (of Lok Sabha) elections is about to end, the hopes of the INDI-Aghadi have dashed... Modi is on a mission to make India 'viksit' (developed), and I need your blessings for this."

May 7, 2024 6:30 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'An INDI alliance leader has said today that the Ram Temple is useless,' says PM Modi

India General Elections 2024 Live: While addressing a public meeting in Maharashtra's Beed, PM Narendra Modi said, "An INDI alliance leader has said today that the Ram Temple (in Ayodhya) is useless. Can they use this language for any other religion? They are insulting Lord Ram and his devotees to appease their vote bank."

May 7, 2024 6:07 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: PM Modi holds public meeting in Maharashtra's Beed

India General Elections 2024 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a Public meeting in Maharashtra's Beed.

May 7, 2024 5:56 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: Election Commission directs X to take down Karnataka BJP's animated video on Muslim reservation row

India General Elections 2024 Live: Election Commission of India has directed social media platform X(formely Twitter) to take down animated video shared by Karnataka BJP on Muslim reservation row

May 7, 2024 5:15 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'Uddhav Thackeray abandoned Balasaheb's ideology for greed of chair,' says Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde

India General Elections 2024 Live: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde has taken a dig at the state's former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.

"Uddhav abandoned Balasaheb's ideology for greed of chair; we're taking forward his Hindutva vision," Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde told news agency PTI.

May 7, 2024 4:56 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'BJP's focus is only on gaining power at any cost,' says Congress leader Sonia Gandhi

India General Elections 2024 Live: Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has said that the BJP's focus is only on gaining power at any cost.

"Today in every corner of the country, youth are facing unemployment, women are facing atrocities, Dalits, tribals, backward classes and minorities are facing terrible discrimination. This atmosphere is due to the intentions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP. Their focus is only on gaining power at any cost. They have promoted hatred for political gain. The Congress Party and I have always fought for the progress of all, justice to the deprived and to strengthen the country...The Congress and INDIA alliance is dedicated to protecting the Constitution and democracy. Vote for Congress for a bright future for all and together let us build a strong and united India...," said Sonia Gandhi as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 7, 2024 4:45 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'Tweets being made from across border to boost morale of Congress,' says PM Modi

India General Elections 2024 Live: While addressing a public meeting in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar, PM Narendra Modi said "Tweets are being made from across border to boost morale of Congress; in return Congress is giving clean chit to Pakistan on terror attacks"

May 7, 2024 4:40 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'Congress is siding with terrorist Ajmal Kasab,' says PM Modi in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar

India General Elections 2024 Live: While addressing a public meeting in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar, PM Narendra Modi reacted to Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar’s recent remark that police officer Hemant Karkare was not killed by terrorist Ajmal Kasab. PM Modi said, "Congress is siding with Ajmal Kasab(terrorist)".

May 7, 2024 4:29 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'Expiry date of INDI alliance has been fixed for 4th June,' says PM Modi

India General Elections 2024 Live: While addressing a public meeting in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar, PM Narendra Modi said "The expiry date of INDI alliance has been fixed for 4th June...This election is between 'Santushti-Karan' and Tushti-karan'."

May 7, 2024 4:20 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'Agenda of NDA is development, poor people's welfare, national security...' says PM Modi

India General Elections 2024 Live: While addressing a public meeting in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar, PM Narendra Modi said, "Agenda of NDA is development, poor people's welfare, national security, country's self-esteem and respect. Is Congress in a situation to talk on any of these issues?."

May 7, 2024 4:00 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 5 booked as NCP (SP) alleges cash distribution by Ajit Pawar-led party in Baramati

India General Elections 2024 Live: The Pune police booked five people in response to allegations from the NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) that individuals linked to the Ajit Pawar-led NCP distributed cash to voters in Bhor town ahead of the Baramati Lok Sabha seat polling. A non-cognizable offence was registered against five them. 

The Sharad Pawar-led NCP (SP) lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) regarding the alleged money distribution. Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar denied the accusations against his party. 

The electoral battleground in Baramati sees NCP (SP) candidate Supriya Sule and Ajit Pawar-led NCP's Sunetra Pawar vying for victory as polling takes place on Tuesday.

May 7, 2024 3:48 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: ‘Modi does not think about other communities,’ says Mamata

India General Elections 2024 Live: “Modi and BJP consider only themselves as Hindus, they don't think about other communities,”" says Mamata Banerjee at Purulia rally.

May 7, 2024 3:22 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'West Bengal governor is working against the CM,' says TMC leader

India General Elections 2024 Live: TMC leader Santanu Sen has claimed that the West Bengal Governor is working against the CM of the state.

"Governor is following the footsteps of Jagdeep Dhankhar to please BJP. Jagdeep Dhankhar became the Vice President of India by pleasing the BJP. He (Governor) is also trying to please the BJP... He is working against the CM of the state... He is talking about Didigiri, but the Governor himself has become a 'Poddo Pal' (Lotus)...," said Santanu Sen as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 7, 2024 3:16 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma casts his vote 

India General Elections 2024 Live: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has casted his vote at a polling station in Barpeta Parliamentary Constituency.

May 7, 2024 3:11 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: 'Narendra Modi wants to finish reservation,' says RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav

India General Elections 2024 Live: RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav has claimed that PM Narendra Modi wants to finish reservation.

"We were behind Mandal Commission. The basis for reservation is social. Narendra Modi wants to finish reservation. Religion can not be a basis for reservation. I am senior to Narendra Modi. Third phase of election is going on well. It is in favour of Mahagathbandhan. We will be ahead on all the five seats," said Lalu Prasad Yadav as quoted by news agency PTI.

May 7, 2024 2:47 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: ‘There will be record voting in Goa,’ says CM Sawant

India General Elections 2024 Live: "I know that people are celebrating this festival of democracy with great enthusiasm. I am hopeful that there will be record voting in Goa this time - it will be up to 75%. People are voting for Viksit Bharat and Viksit Goa. BJP will win both seats in Goa," Goa CM Pramod Sawant said.

May 7, 2024 2:17 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: PM Modi counters Lalu Yadav's ‘muslim reservation’ remark

India General Elections 2024 Live: " There should be full reservations for muslims", says Lalu Prasad Yadav: PM Narendra Modi says it reflects INDIA bloc intention to snatch reservation of OBCs,SC/STs

May 7, 2024 2:16 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: NCP (SP) MLA Rohit Pawar alleges ‘money, muscle power’ in Baramati polls

India General Elections 2024 Live: NCP (SP) MLA Rohit Pawar shares video of NCP Ajit Pawar faction MLA Datta Bharne abusing and threatening some people in his constituency who were working for Supriya Sule. NCP (SP) said they will lodge a complaint with authorities. Caution: abusive language by the MLA

May 7, 2024 2:08 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: Congress fields Sher Singh Ghubaya from Ferozepur

India General Elections 2024 Live: Congress has announced Ferozepur candidate. Party has given ticket to former MP Sher Singh Ghubaya

May 7, 2024 2:07 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: What is voting percentage in Maharashtra?

India General Elections 2024 Live: Voting percentage till 1 pm in Maharashtra's 11 LS constituencies: Average voting - 31.55% Madha- 26.61℅ Osmanabad- 30.54℅ Ratnagiri Sindhudurg- 33.91℅ Sangli- 29.65℅ Baramati- 27.54℅ Hatkanangle- 36.17℅ Latur- 32.71℅ Raigad- 31.34℅ Satara- 32.78℅ Solapur- 29.32℅ Kolhapur- 38.42%

May 7, 2024 1:30 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: RJD's Tejashwi Yadav gets MRI done for back pain

India General Elections 2024 Live: The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on the evening of May 6 got an MRI done at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) Hospital, Patna due to increasing back pain amidst campaigning for Lok Sabha elections, reported ANI.

May 7, 2024 1:18 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: ‘INDIA bloc will try to make dent in reservation of SC, ST and OBC,’ alleges CM Yogi

India General Elections 2024 Live: "PM Modi is also saying that the parties of the INDI Alliance will try to make a dent in the reservation of Dalits, SCs and OBCs. When the Congress-led UPA government was in power, these people formed the Ranganath Mishra Committee and the Sachar Committee. Ranganath Mishra Committee had mentioned that out of 27 per cent, 6 per cent should be given to Muslims, which the BJP had opposed at that time," CM Adityanath Yogi said.

May 7, 2024 1:03 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: Reports of conflict from UP's Sambhal

India General Elections 2024 Live: At the Chaudhary Sarai booth station in Sambhal, BLOs alleged that the police confiscated their voter slips. SP candidate Ziaur Rehman Barq and former district president Feroj Khan were informed of the incident and intervened. However, a confrontation ensued, leading to the police attempting to detain them, escalating the situation.

May 7, 2024 12:52 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: PM Modi addresses public meeting in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh

India General Elections 2024 Live: "Modi used 400 seats... 

• To remove Art 370 

• To extend SC/ST reservation by 10 years 

• For making a tribal daughter the president of the country for the first time

 • For women reservation," said the prime minister in an election rally.

May 7, 2024 12:28 PM IST

India General Elections 2024 Live: BJP provoking SP workers, says Akhilesh

India General Elections 2024 Live: Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav accused BJP of attempting to provoke their workers but affirmed their commitment to maintaining calm, expressing confidence in their victory.

He alleged BJP's intentions to loot booths in Mainpuri later in the day, urging the Election Commission to take action.

Yadav criticised state cabinet ministers for adopting a "goon-like" attitude.

Reports of disturbances have emerged from Sambhal, Kisni and Karhal areas of Mainpuri.

May 7, 2024 12:22 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Four indepent MLAs to support Congress in Haryana

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: In a big jolt to the rulling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) in Haryana, four independent MLAs, who are currently backing the Nayab Singh Saini government, have decided to campaign for the Congress candidates in the Lok Sabha polls. The final formal announcement will be done in the presence of former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Haryana Congress chief Udai Bhan. The four independent MLAs are Pundri MLA Randhir Golan, Nilokheri MLA Dharmpal Gonder, Dadri MLA Sombir Singh Sangwan and Badshahpur MLA Rakesh Daultabad. After independent MLA Ranjit Chautala resigned from the 90-member Haryana assembly, the BJP has 41 MLAs out of 89 and Saini had won the trust vote after becoming chief minister.

May 7, 2024 12:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Akhilesh dismisses reports of SP-BJP clash in Mainpuri

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav dismissed BJP leaders' statements as signs of frustration, suggesting they're aiming to deflect attention from real concerns. He added that despite BJP's attempts to provoke, Samajwadi Party workers remain composed as they are confident of victory.Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 

May 7, 2024 12:08 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Around 25 % voter turnout in Karnataka

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Approximately 24.48 per cent voter turnout was recorded by 11am during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka, covering 14 constituencies, on Tuesday.

May 7, 2024 12:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Yogi Adityanath counters Ram Gopal Yadav's remark

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath condemns Yadav's statement, reminding that “these are the same individuals who attacked Kar Sewaks”. Adityanath accuses Ram Gopal Yadav of “insulting Ram devotees”.

May 7, 2024 12:03 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav gives controversial statement on Ram Mandir

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Samajwadi Party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav makes controversial remarks about the Ram Mandir, calling it "useless." He further criticises the temple's design. However, Yadav clarifies that he worships Lord Ram daily after casting his vote in Safai.

May 7, 2024 12:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP alleges attack in Mainpuri

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders claim attack on their vehicle in Kisni area of Mainpuri. Conflict erupts between Samajwadi Party (SP) and BJP workers in Bewar area of Mainpuri. Overall, polling remains largely peaceful in the Braj area, except for a few isolated incidents of conflict in Mainpuri.

May 7, 2024 11:44 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Akhilesh Yadav attacks BJP from Saifai

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh's Saifai:" Youths are distressed due to unemployment, with many exams being cancelled. The skyrocketing inflation is a result of corruption in the BJP. We all know that the prices of goods that were low in 2014 are now out of reach for the common man. The reason behind this is excessive profit, which is going into BJP's pockets. Inflation is also a consequence of corruption."

May 7, 2024 11:37 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 25.41% voter turnout by 11am

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: According to Election Commission's poll date, 25.41% voter turnout was recorded till 11am.

May 7, 2024 11:29 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Supriya Sule vists Ajit Pawar residence

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Members of the Pawar family, including Supriya Sule, her mother Pratibha Pawar, daughter Revati, son Vijay, husband Sadanand, and others, were seen posing with inked fingers after casting their votes in Baramati. Shortly after voting, Supriya Sule visited the residence of Ajit Pawar in Baramati. It's notable that during the election campaign, there had been criticisms exchanged between the two factions within the Pawar clan.

"I came here to take blessings of Asha kaki," said Supriya Sule after meeting Ajit Pawar's mother.

May 7, 2024 11:12 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Political bigwigs cast their votes

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Politcal bigwigs including PM Narendra Modi, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, Amit Shah, Sharad Pawar, Akhilesh Yadav, Ajit Pawar, Pralhad Joshi were among early voters.

Pics gallery here- Lok Sabha Election 2024: Political leaders cast vote in phase 3 of LS Polls

May 7, 2024 11:08 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Three candidates of Morena seat kept under house arrest

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: The Morena district administration placed three prominent candidates for the Morena parliamentary seat under house arrest at the police lines on Tuesday to ensure peaceful voting. Shivmangal Singh Tomar from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Satyapal Singh Sikarwar from the Congress, and Ramesh Chandra Garg from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) were put under house arrest to maintain peace during the voting process.

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