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Lok Sabha Election Updates: Voter turnout of 57.52% recorded till 5pm, highest in West Bengal

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Updates: The fate of candidates including Smriti Irani, Rajnath Singh, Rahul Gandhi, Chirag Paswan, Rohini Acharya was decided today.
A Sadhu shows his ink-marked finger after voting at a polling station in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on May 20.
A Sadhu shows his ink-marked finger after voting at a polling station in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on May 20.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Updates: Voting for the fifth of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections 2024 concluded at 5pm. As many as 49 constituencies (General-39; ST-03; SC-07) across eight states and Union Territories voted to decide the fate of 695 candidates. This is the smallest phase in terms of the number of constituencies for which the voting will take place Polling for 35 assembly constituencies of the Odisha Legislative Assembly will took place simultaneously on Monday....Read More

The states and union territories where polling was held in the 5th phase are Jharkhand (3), Odisha (5), Uttar Pradesh (14), Bihar (5), Maharashtra (13), West Bengal (7), Ladakh (1) and, Jammu and Kashmir (1). As voting closes, 49 constituencies, 428 of the Lok Sabha’s 543 seats have gone to polls in the elections that began on April 19.

Several key candidates were in the fray in the fifth phase, including union minister Smriti Irani, who is eyeing a second term from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, union ministers Rajnath Singh (Lucknow) and Piyush Goyal (Mumbai North), Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (Rae Bareli), LJP (Ram Vilas) leader Chirag Paswan (Hajipur), Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde's son Shrikant Shinde (Kalyan), National Conference leader Omar Abdullah (Baramulla) and RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Rohini Acharya (Saran).

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Key facts about phase 5

  • Over 8.95 crore voters include 4.69 crore males, 4.26 crore females, and 5,409 third-gender electors.
  • Around 9.47 lakh polling officials welcomed over 8.95 crore voters across 94,732 polling stations.
  • All eyes are on Uttar Pradesh's Amethi and Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seats, both synonymous with the Congress party's Gandhi family. Rahul Gandhi is contesting from his family borough Rae Bareli against UP horticulture minister Dinesh Pratap Singh of the BJP. Gandhi had lost the Amethi seat to Smriti Irani in 2019 but won the Wayanad seat in Kerala.
  • Campaigning for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections ended on Saturday, May 18. The last date for filing nominations for this phase was May 3.
  • According to the Election Commission, until now, the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 has seen the voter turnout of about 66.95%. Around 451 million people have already voted, during the first four phases of ongoing General Elections.

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May 20, 2024 10:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: PM Modi rakes mystery of the missing key of Jagannath temple Ratna Bhandar

Apart from targeting Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s presumptive successor VK Pandian in the public meetings at Angul and Cuttack on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raked up the issue of the missing key of the Ratna Bhandar, the treasury of the 12th century Jagannath temple in Puri containing the gold and jewellery offered by devotees across the world through years. Read more.

May 20, 2024 9:02 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Calcutta HC pulls up ECI for inaction on Bengal BJP’s ads

The Calcutta high court on Monday pulled up the Election Commission of India (ECI) for not addressing complaints raised against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for newspaper advertisements that appear to violate the model code of conduct (MCC), and restrained the BJP from publishing any more such advertisements. Read more.

May 20, 2024 8:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Latest voter turnout figures

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: A voter turnout of 57.52% was recorded till 5pm. Here's the breakup:

Bihar: 52.69%

J&K: 54.67%

Jharkhand: 63%

Ladakh: 67.15%

Maharashtra: 49.04%

Odisha: 60.72%

UP: 57.79%

West Bengal: 73%

May 20, 2024 8:02 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Tejashwi Yadav challenges PM Modi

"...We openly challenge Prime Minister Modi that if he has given more jobs than Tejashwi in 10 years, then we will retire from politics." Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav tells reporters.

May 20, 2024 7:40 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Akshay Kumar casts vote for the first time after getting Indian citizenship

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Actor Akshay Kumar was among the early voters in Mumbai on Monday during the fifth phase of the 2024 LS polls. In a video shared by ANI, the actor was seen casting his vote at a designated polling booth and proudly flaunting his indelible ink-stained finger. Akshay, who became an Indian citizen last year, spoke to reporters and urged people to go out and vote. Read here.

May 20, 2024 7:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 52.35% voter turnout till 5 pm in Bihar

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Bihar witnessed a voter turnout of 52.35 per cent till 5 pm in five Lok Sabha constituencies that voted in the fifth phase of general elections on Monday. Voting began at 7 am in Muzaffarpur, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Saran and Hajipur and continued till 6 pm. Read more.

May 20, 2024 6:50 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Ladakh registers 67.15% voter turnout till 5pm

The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections for 49 parliamentary constituencies saw a cumulative voter turnout of 56.68% until 5pm, according to the Election Commission's data.

May 20, 2024 6:36 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Kashmir's Baramulla records 54% polling, highest in 35 years

Kashmir's Baramulla recorded 54% voting till 5 pm, breaking a 35-year-old record. The highest-ever polling percentage in Baramulla for any parliamentary election was in 1984 at 61%.

May 20, 2024 6:08 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Voter turnout of 56.68% recorded till 5pm

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Voter turnout of 56.68% was recorded till 5pm. Here's the breakup:

Bihar: 52.35%

J&K: 54.21%

Jharkhand: 61.90%

Ladakh: 67.15%

Maharashtra: 48.66%

Odisha: 60.55%

UP: 55.80%

West Bengal: 73%

May 20, 2024 6:02 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 62% voter turnout recorded in Jharkhand till 5 pm

A voter turnout of 61.90 per cent was recorded till the end of polling at 5 pm on Monday in the three Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand. Read more.

May 20, 2024 5:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury validated 'Adani-Ambani' charge, says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary had accepted that the latter would not speak against industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani if they send "tempo-load" of cash. Earlier this month, PM Modi claimed Rahul Gandhi had been mum on his crony capitalism charge against the BJP involving Adani and Ambani since the Lok Sabha elections began, because the Congress received "tempo-load" of cash. Read more.

May 20, 2024 5:27 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Black flags shown to Kangana Ranaut in Himachal's Kaza

Black flags were shown and slogans were raised against actor-politician Kangana Ranaut during her visit to Kaza of Lahaul-Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh on Monday. Kangana Ranaut, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) Lok Sabha candidate from Mandi, was in Kaza along with former CM Jairam Thakur to address a public rally. Read more.

May 20, 2024 4:52 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Officials delaying voting process in Mumbai, alleges Uddhav Thackeray

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Election officials are delaying the voting process in many centres at the behest of the government, Uddhav Thackeray alleges at a press briefing in Mumbai.

May 20, 2024 4:29 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: PM Modi shares '1000-year vision'

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls 2024, highlighted his government's achievements and outlined a vision for India's future, aiming for a “brighter 1000 years”.

In an interview with NDTV, PM Narendra Modi said the current initiatives would propel India towards a prosperous future for the next millennium. He stressed that this is a critical juncture for India, urging the nation to seize this momentous opportunity. Read on.

May 20, 2024 4:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Nearly 40% voter turnout in Mumbai till 3pm

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Mumbai reported a voter turnout of about nearly 40 per cent till 3 pm.

Mumbai North recorded a turnout of 39.33 per cent; Mumbai North Central saw a turnout of 37.66 per cent, Mumbai North East saw a turnout of 39.15 per cent per cent, Mumbai North West recorded a turnout of 39.91 per cent.

Mumbai South had the lowest turnout in the city with 36.64 per cent recorded till 3 pm. Mumbai South Central saw a turnout of 38.77 per cent.

May 20, 2024 3:53 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Voter turnout of 47.53% recorded till 3pm

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Voter turnout of 47.53% was recorded till 3pm. Here's the statewide breakup:

Bihar: 45.33%
J&K: 44.90%
Jharkhand: 53.90%
Ladakh: 61.26%
Maharashtra: 38.77%
Odisha: 48.95%
UP: 47.55%
West Bengal: 62.72%

May 20, 2024 3:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Karan Bhushan Singh will do better work than me, says Brij Bhushan

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: "Karan Bhushan Singh will do better work than me. You can tell that by his behaviour, discipline and lifestyle," BJP MP Brij Bhushan tells reporters after casting his vote in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh.

May 20, 2024 2:54 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Ladakh CEO on polling

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: “I am witnessing enthusiasm among the voters and I think, polling percentage will also improve this time. It was 35 per cent at 11 am and I think it will cross 50-55 per cent by 3 pm and 75 per cent by the end of the day,” Ladakh Chief Electoral Officer Yetindra M Maralkar tells PTI.

May 20, 2024 2:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: FIR against Nashik's independent candidate for garlanding voting machine

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: An FIR has been registered at Trimbakeshwar Police Station against independent candidate Shantigiri Maharaj after he garlanded the voting machine at a polling booth in Nashik, reports ANI.

May 20, 2024 2:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Actor Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao casts their vote

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Actor Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao cast their votes at a polling station in Mumbai for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

"I just want to appeal to the people to come out and cast their votes. Do not waste your votes. It is our responsibility to cast our votes..." he told reporters.

May 20, 2024 2:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Nearly 42% turnout in Jharkhand till 1pm

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Nearly 42% voter turnout was recorded till 1pm in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand on Monday, reports PTI, citing election officials.

Voting began at 7 am in Chatra, Hazaribag, and Koderma constituencies as part of the second phase of elections in the eastern state and will continue until 5pm.

May 20, 2024 2:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Former Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal casts his vote

Former Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal showed his inked finger after casting a vote at a polling station in Mumbai, for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections. See here.

May 20, 2024 2:13 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: 36.73 % voter turnout till 1 pm

The fifth round of the Lok Sabha elections for 49 parliamentary constituencies saw a cumulative voter turnout of 36.73 per cent till 1 pm, as per the data shared by the Election Commission.

May 20, 2024 1:56 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: 27.76% voter turnout in UP till 11 am

A voter turnout of 27.76 per cent was recorded till 11 am in Uttar Pradesh where polling is underway for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 14 constituencies.

May 20, 2024 1:38 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai after voting

“.I would ask every voter to cast their vote... I have done this for the development of the country... I want my conuntry not to be dependent on others and it become a producer country and thus for the development each one of us has to make an effort...I hope that the government of the next five years will ensure respect for all religions, love, development and progress at the global level,” Subhash Ghai said.

May 20, 2024 1:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Anupam Kher casts his vote

After castins his vote, veteran actor Anupam Kher said, “Today is the festival of democracy, and we should come out and vote to elect our government for the next five years.”

May 20, 2024 12:53 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Actor Suneil Shetty casts vote

May 20, 2024 12:36 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: PM Modi's rally in Odisha

"Who is responsible for the sorry state of affairs in Odisha? It is the BJD government which is under the control of some corrupt people. A handful of corrupt persons have grabbed the chief minister’s office and residence. Small workers of the BJD have now become crorepatis," the Prime Minister said.

May 20, 2024 12:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: BJP worker's family attacked

During Phase 5 polling in West Bengal, clashes also probe out at Uluberia and Salkia in Howrah district. While the nephew of a BJP local leader was attacked in Uluberia, a CPIM party office was ransacked in Salkia.

May 20, 2024 12:02 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: TMC worker wounded in Hooghly

At Arambagh in Hooghly a local TMC leader was critically wounded when he was attacked with sharp weapons allegedly by the BJP. Around 25 km away in Khanakul another clash broke out between workers of the two rival parties in which a BJP panchayat leader was injured.

May 20, 2024 11:55 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Seat-wise voter turnout in Maharashtra

Dhule 17.38-℅

Dindori- 19.50℅

Nashik- 16.30℅

Palghar- 18.60℅

Bhiwandi- 14.79℅

Kalyan -11.46℅

Thane- 14.86℅

Mumbai north - 14.71℅

Mumbai North west -17.53

munbai North East -17.01℅

Mumbai North Central - 15.73℅

Mumbai South Central - 16.69%

Mubai South 12.75%

May 20, 2024 11:42 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: 15.3% voter turnout in Bengal

Till around 9 am, the overall voter turnout in the seven Lok Sabha seats – Arambagh, Bongaon, Hooghly, Barrackpore, Howrah, Uluberia and Serampore – was registered at 15.3%. While Uluberia with 17.2% registered the highest turnout, Hooghly with 14.0% recorded the lowest.

May 20, 2024 11:27 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Reports of clashes in West Bengal

Reports of sporadic clashes poured in from multiple pockets since polling began in seven Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal where elections were being held in the fifth phase on Monday.

May 20, 2024 11:18 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: PM Modi slams BJD in Odisha

PM Modi says in Odisha, "Ghar-ghar se ek hi awaaj aa rahi hai - Odisha me pehali baar double engine ki sarkar'... Today the entire Odisha is thinking that they have given 25 years to the BJD govt but what they have got in these years?..."

May 20, 2024 11:02 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: PM Modi speaks in Odisha rally

In his address to a public gathering in Odisha's Dhenkanal, PM Narendra Modi said, "'Mai Gujarat se aaya hun, mai Somnath ki dharti se aaya hun, mai Jagannath ki dharti ko pranam karne aaya hun'..."

May 20, 2024 10:41 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Hema Malini, Esha Deol cast vote

May 20, 2024 10:20 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Chirag Paswan at Mahadev Temple

LJP (Ram Vilas) chief and candidate from Hajipur Lok Sabha seat, Chirag Paswan said, "Whenever it is an important day, I come to seek blessings of Mahadev. I am his devotee...Whatever I am today is all due to his blessings...All that I have has been given by Him. There was a time when everything was snatched away from me. I would be greedy if I would want anything more after that. Whatever I got is enough."

May 20, 2024 10:12 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: 10.28% voter turnout recorded till 9 am

The overall voter turnout across 7 states and UTs during the 5th phase of the Lok Sabha election stands at 10.28 percent.

May 20, 2024 9:56 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: State wise voter turnout till 9 am

May 20, 2024 9:39 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: 6.33 voter turnout in Maharashtra

An average of 6.33 percent voter turnout was noted in Maharashtra till 9 am in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2024.

May 20, 2024 9:27 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Hemant Soren's wife appeals to voters

Kalpana Soren, wife of former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren said, "...I would like to appeal to voters in Gandey, Koderma and Hazaribagh to step out and vote. Celebrate this festival with joy and enthusiasm...People of Gandey have blessed us earlier too. They are going to bless us again...These elections are about BJP versus the public. I am people's candidate, they are going to give full support to INDIA Alliance..."

May 20, 2024 9:18 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Actress Shubha Khote's appeal to people

After casting her vote, veteran actress Shubha Khote said, "I have voted for the right candidate. I did not opt for home-voting and voted here so that people get inspired and come out and vote..."

May 20, 2024 9:07 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Omar Abdullah's appeal to the people

Omar Abdullah appeaked to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, "I hope that people will use their votes. The biggest power in a democracy is the people's voice, people's votes. I appeal to the people of Baramulla to come out and cast their votes...I have always been saying that making claims like a huge number of tourists are coming and there is normalcy is not good. By this, we are putting tourists' lives in danger. If protection cannot be provided to the tourists, we should refrain from making such claims...."

May 20, 2024 8:59 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: BJP expressed confidence in 5th phase

Union Minister and BJP candidate from Ujiarpur Lok Sabha seat Nityanand Rai said, "...NDA will win all 40 seats of Bihar. INDI alliance will not get even a single seat in Bihar... At his seat, Chirag Paswan will win with a margin of over 5 lakhs."

May 20, 2024 8:46 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Actress Shobha Khote casts vote

May 20, 2024 8:29 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: A section of voters boycott polls in Kaushambi

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: A section of voters have boycotted voting in Sirathu's Upper Primary School, Hisampur Madho of Kaushambi Lok Sabha constituency. Around 1700 voters are registered for voting in polling booth 315. Locals have put up banners outside the village and announced mass boycott of voting. Not a single polling took place in the center an hour after the polling started. Angry locals say that they will wait until they get assurance as to when the road and railway bridge will be built to help accessibility of their village. They will consider voting only after getting assurance of this. At present, police and security personnel are ensuring security at the polling centre. According to the villagers, if responsible officers come to give them an assurance in this regard, then they can reconsider their decision.

May 20, 2024 7:55 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Security heightened in Mumbai

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: For Lok Sabha election, the Mumbai police deployment is as follows:

• 5 Additional Commissioners of Police

• 25 Deputy Commissioners of Police

• 77 Assistant Commissioners of Police

• 2,752 Police Officers

• 27,430 Police Staff

• 3 Rapid Control Police (RCP) Units

• 36 CAPF SAP Units

• 6,200 Home Guards

Patrolling in sensitive areas is being conducted. Nakabandi (checkpoints) at important points is ongoing. Bandobast at all important points is deployed.All precautionary measures are being taken.

May 20, 2024 7:44 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Voted for developed and strong India, says Akshay Kumar

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: "...I want my India to be developed and strong. I voted keeping that in mind. India should vote for what they deem is right...I think voter turnout will be good..."

May 20, 2024 7:32 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Poll battle in Kaushambi

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: 10 candidates are in the fray for the Kaushambi Lok Sabha seat of UP. Those in the race include INDIA bloc candidate Pushpendra Saroj contesting on SP symbol, sitting MP Vinod Sonkar of BJP, Shubh Narayan Gautam from BSP, Narendra Kumar of Apna Dal (Kamerawadi).

May 20, 2024 7:24 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Akshay Kumar casts his vote

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 LIVE Updates: Actor Akshay Kumar casts his vote in polling booth in Mumbai.

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