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Lok Sabha Election 2024 highlights: AAP's Somnath Bharti says will go bald if Modi becomes PM again

Lok Sabha Election 2024 highlights: As many as 57 constituencies across eight states and Union Territories are voting to decide the fate of 904 candidates.
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Voters queue up to cast their ballots at a polling station during the seventh and final phase of voting for general election in Chandigarh on June 1, 2024.
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Voters queue up to cast their ballots at a polling station during the seventh and final phase of voting for general election in Chandigarh on June 1, 2024.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 highlights: Voting for the final and seventh phase of the 18th Lok Sabha elections, which began at 7 am on Saturday, concluded at 6 pm. This phase marked the conclusion of the largest democratic exercise of electing the 543 representatives for the 18th Lok Sabha. Click for live exit poll results for Lok Sabha elections 2024...Read More

As many as 57 constituencies (General- 41; ST- 03; SC-13) across eight states and Union Territories voted to decide the fate of 904 candidates. Polling for 42 assembly constituencies of the Odisha Legislative Assembly also took place simultaneously on Saturday.

The states and union territories where polling was held in the 7th phase are Bihar (8/40 seats), Himachal Pradesh (4/4), Jharkhand (3/14), Odisha (6/21), Punjab (13/13), Uttar Pradesh (13/80), West Bengal (9/42) and the Chandigarh Union territory. As voting closed, it marked a grand finish to world’s largest polling marathon that began on April 19.

Key facts about phase 7:

Over 10.06 crore voters include 5.24 crore males, 4.82 crore females, and 3,574 third-gender electors.

Around 10.9 lakh Polling officials will welcome over 10.06 crore electors across ~1.09 lakh polling stations

All eyes are on Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi and Himachal Pradesh's Mandi Lok Sabha seats, both synonymous with the BJP. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is contesting from the temple town of Varanasi against Ajay Rai of the Congress.

Campaigning for the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections ended on Friday, May 30.

Head to the relevant polling booth to cast your vote if you belong to any of the constituencies voting today.

Follow all the updates here:
June 1, 2024 9:06 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: PM Modi says ‘thank you India’ as exit polls predict landslide NDA win

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked voters for their active participation in the Lok Sabha elections. In a post on X, PM Modi said the commitment and dedication of voters bolsters the democratic spirit of India. Read more

June 1, 2024 8:43 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Shashi Tharoor calls exit polls ‘unscientific’

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: “We have been travelling throughout the country campaigning and have a sense of what the reality is on the ground. Exit polls are deeply unscientific. Last year, the majority of exit polls got the results wrong in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. What we are interested in is the real poll- the votes of the public. BJP will lose significantly in Karnataka and they certainly won't gain in Kerala and Tamil Nadu,” says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

June 1, 2024 8:24 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Will shave off head if Modi becomes PM again, says AAP's Somnath Bharti

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: “I will shave off my head if Mr Modi becomes PM for the third time. Mark my word! All exit polls will be proven wrong on 4th June and Modi ji will not become prime minister for the third time. In Delhi, all seven seats will go to India Alliance,” tweets AAP's Somnath Bharti.

June 1, 2024 7:49 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Congress laughs of ‘Narendra Modi’s exit polls'

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: “These are Narendra Modi's exit polls. The exit poll from the public gives 295 seats to INDIA, and this number will only increase.,” says Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate.

June 1, 2024 7:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: BJP forming its first govt in Odisha, says Union minister

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: “Today was the last day of elections. We are confident that under the leadership of PM Modi, a strong government will be formed.Also, BJP will form the government in Odisha for the first time,” says Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

June 1, 2024 6:31 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Exit polls predictions shortly

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: News channels will begin telecasting exit polls shortly as the Election Commission's ban on broadcasting exit polls will come to an end at 6:30pm.

June 1, 2024 6:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Congress' Pawan Khera on party reversing its decision to boycott exit polls

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: “INDIA alliance will secure a minimum of 295 Lok Sabha seats and we are forming the government. We decided this is 'Janata ka poll' and we should take it to the television channels and expose the BJP ecosystem,” says Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera.

June 1, 2024 6:08 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Biggest democratic exercise concludes

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates:: The 2024 Lok Sabha elections, world's largest democratic exercise with nearly 97 crore eligible voters, conclude after polling for the seventh and final phase comes to an end.

June 1, 2024 5:58 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Arvind Kejriwal predicts ‘295+ seats’ for INDIA, 235 for NDA

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: “INDIA Alliance is getting 295+ seats and the BJP will win around 220 seats and the NDA alliance will 235 seats. INDIA alliance will form a strong and stable government on its own. The PM face will be decided on June 4,” says Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.

June 1, 2024 5:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Akhilesh Yadav predicts ‘earthquake’ for BJP

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: “In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP will lose all its seats and the INDIA alliance will win most of the seats seats. There was an earthquake of unemployment, price rise, GST, CBI, ED and Income Tax. All of these earthquakes will end the BJP,” says SP chief Akhilesh Yadav after INDIA bloc meet.

June 1, 2024 5:11 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Which leaders attended INDIA bloc meet?

1. Mallikarjun Kharge (Congress)

2. Sonia Gandhi (Congress)

3. Rahul Gandhi (Congress)

4. KC Venugopal (Congress)

5. ⁠Priyanka Gandhi (Congress)

6. Akhilesh Yadav (SP)

7. ⁠Ram Gopal Yadav (SP)

8. Sharad Pawar (NCP-SP)

9. Jitendra Awhad (NCP-SP)

10. Arvind Kejriwal (AAP)

11. Bhagwant Mann (AAP)

12. ⁠Sanjay Singh (AAP)

13. ⁠Raghav Chadha (AAP)

14. TR Baalu DMK (DMK)

15. Tejashwi Yadav (RJD)

16. Sanjay Yadav (RJD)

17. Champai Soren (JMM)

18. Kalpana Soren (JMM)

19. Farooq Abdullah (J&KNC)

19. D Raja (CPI)

20. Sitaram Yechury (CPIM)

21. Anil Desai (Shiv Sena -UBT)

22. Dipankar Bhattacharya (CPI-ML)

23. Mukesh Sahani (VIP)

June 1, 2024 4:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Congress makes U-turn on decision to ‘boycott’ exit polls

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: “After considering factors for and against participating in the exit polls, it has been decided by consensus that all the INDIA parties will participate in the exit poll debates on television this evening,” tweets Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera.

June 1, 2024 4:29 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: INDIA bloc is confident of a positive outcome, says Mallikarjun Kharge

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: “We have fought the # Lok Sabha Elections 2024 with all our might and are confident of a positive outcome, as the people of India have supported us,” Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge posts on X (formerly Twitter).

June 1, 2024 4:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: INDIA alliance meeting underway

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge chairs a meeting of INDIA bloc parties at his residence in Delhi. The meeting comes days before the counting of votes, which will be held on June 4.

June 1, 2024 3:43 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Voter turnout at 49.68% till 3 pm during Phase 7

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Overall voter turnout during Phase 7 of polling in the general election across 57 constituencies has been recorded at 49.68 per cent as of 3 pm.

The highest voter turnout so far has been recorded in Jharkhand with 60.14 per cent as of 3 pm, where three constituencies are undervoting, while the lowest has been recorded in Bihar with 42.95 per cent, where eight constituencies are undervoting.

June 1, 2024 3:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Telangana CEO on preparations for counting day

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: On arrangements for the counting day of Lok Sabha elections, Chief Electoral Officer Telangana Vikas Raj says, “We have 17 parliament constituencies...We also have one bye-election...We have put counting centres in 34 locations...Inside the counting hall, there will be 100% CCTV coverage...The counting agents and candidates will also be there...We are hoping that everything will go peacefully.”

June 1, 2024 3:01 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: ‘INDIA bloc to form the next govt, NDA to be voted out,’ says Tejashwi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday asserted that the INDIA bloc, of which his party was a part, would form the next government at the Centre and that the ruling BJP-led NDA was on its way out.

The former Bihar Deputy CM, who spearheaded the Lok Sabha polls campaign of the opposition coalition in the state, was talking to reporters here after casting his vote.

"The INDIA coalition will form the government after results are out on June 4. The NDA will be voted out", claimed the 34-year-old leader, whose exertions have left him with an injured spine, causing him to move around in a wheelchair.

June 1, 2024 2:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: FIR registered against BSP candidate over self-video of casting vote in Punjab

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate Ferozepur Rajesh Dhiman on Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) candidate who made a self-video of casting vote says, “A case has come before us where BSP candidate Surinder Kamboj made a video of himself casting his vote. FIR has been registered against him for violation of rules. We urge all candidates to follow the rules and the law…Voting in the constituency is being conducted peacefully.”

June 1, 2024 1:49 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Voter turnout recorded at 40.09% during Phase 7 till 1 pm

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Overall voter turnout during Phase 7 of polling in the general election across 57 constituencies has been recorded at 40.09 per cent as of 1 pm.

The highest voter turnout so far has been recorded in Himachal Pradesh with 48.63 per cent as of 1 pm, where four constituencies are undervoting, while the lowest has been recorded in Bihar with 35.65 per cent, where eight constituencies are undervoting.

June 1, 2024 1:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: AAP MP Raghav Chadha arrives in Delhi after casting a vote in Punjab to take part in INDIA bloc meeting

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: AAP MP Raghav Chadha arrives in Delhi after voting in Punjab earlier today. He is set to attend the scheduled INDIA bloc meeting.

He says, “A meeting of top leaders of the INDIA bloc has been convened at the residence of Mallikarjun Kharge today. AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal and all of us from the party will participate in that gathering.”

June 1, 2024 12:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Sandeshkali survivor casts her vote in Bengal's North 24 Parganas

North 24 Parganas, West Bengal: Rekha Patra, the BJP Lok Sabha Candidate from Basirhat, showed her inked finger on Saturday after voting in the general election during the seventh phase of voting.

She says, “I feel gratified after casting my vote. This vote represents the struggles of all the mothers and sisters and serves to bolster the leadership of PM Modi. There was a TMC representative present inside the polling booth, attempting to disrupt proceedings, as they are perturbed by their inability to manipulate the elections this time... The Lotus will flourish (in Sandeshkhali).”

TMC has nominated Haji Nurul Islam as their candidate from Basirhat.

June 1, 2024 12:44 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia casts his vote

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: In Punjab's Majithia, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia, accompanied by his wife, cast their votes at a polling booth in Majithia village within the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency on Saturday during seventh phase of voting for general election

SAD has nominated Anil Joshi, BJP has put forward Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Congress has fielded Gurjeet Singh Aujla, and AAP has nominated Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal.

June 1, 2024 12:30 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Dilip Ghosh blames TMC for poll violence in Bengal

On clash during Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal today, BJP leader & MP Dilip Ghosh tells ANI: "...TMC is doing all this due to fear of losing, but voting will be completed."

June 1, 2024 12:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Kangana Ranaut confident of BJP sweeping Himachal seats

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and actress Kangana Ranaut cast her vote in the seventh phase of the Lok Sabha election on Saturday, and exuded confidence that the party will sweep all the four seats in Himachal Pradesh. Ranaut, who is BJP's candidate from Mandi, said that there is a complete “Modi wave” in the state. Know more.

June 1, 2024 12:10 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: RJD MP Manjoj Jha amid Phase 7 voting says ‘after June 4, INDIA bloc will form govt’

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Rajya Sabha MP and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RLD) leader Manoj Jha says, “People are voting for their identity on social and economic issues. No matter what sponsored exit polls say today evening, when results will come on June 4, the INDIA alliance will be in a strong position to form the govt... As Tejashwi Yadav also says, we have all respect for Nitish Kumar but a few things like the people around him, bureaucrats, a few political leaders and the image that we have seen, him with a symbol of Lotus, Bihar won't accept that helplessness. Possibilities are there that after June 4, a few things will happen that are not in the people's mind as of now.”

June 1, 2024 11:56 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Voter turnout in Phase 7 recorded at 26.30% till 11 am

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Overall voter turnout during Phase 7 of polling in the general election across 57 constituencies has been recorded at 26.03 per cent as of 11 am.

The highest voter turnout so far has been recorded in Himachal Pradesh with 31.92 per cent, where four constituencies are under voting, while the lowest has been recorded in Odisha with 22.64 per cent, where 13 constituencies are under voting.

June 1, 2024 11:41 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu casts his vote

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu exercises his vote at a polling station in Hamirpur during the seventh phase of the general election.

In four parliamentary constituencies, including Mandi, where actor-turned-politician Kangana Ranaut is running as a BJP candidate against Congress's Vikramaditya Singh.

June 1, 2024 11:22 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: BJP leader Jairam Thakur casts his vote in Mandi | Watch

June 1, 2024 11:19 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: ‘We have very good response from Mandi,’ says Cong candidate Vikramaditya Singh

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Congress candidate for the Mandi Lok Sabha seat, Vikramaditya Singh, expresses, “We have received a highly positive response from the residents of Mandi. This victory will belong to the 14 lakh people of Mandi, not just to Vikramaditya Singh. I urge everyone to turn out in large numbers and cast their votes.”

BJP candidate Kangana Ranaut is running against Vikramaditya Singh in the Mandi constituency.

June 1, 2024 11:05 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal casts her vote

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal cast her vote on Saturday during the final phase of voting.

She states, “I urge all voters to exercise their right to vote. We must oppose the entities attempting to undermine democracy and strive for a robust democracy in India... Our agenda has consistently focused on communal harmony, peace, and progress.”

June 1, 2024 10:59 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal casts his vote

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal casts his vote at a polling booth in Badal village within the Firozpur Lok Sabha constituency.

After exercising his franchise Sukhbir Singh Badal says “Today, the competition is between national parties and the party representing the people of Punjab. Therefore, the party representing the people will emerge victorious. I urge the people to come out and vote.”

SAD has nominated Nardev Singh Bobby Mann for this seat. BJP has put forward Gurmit Singh Sodhi, Congress has fielded Sher Singh Ghubaya, and AAP has nominated Jagdeep Singh Kaka Brar.

June 1, 2024 10:38 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: In UP, SP candidate Kajal Nishad votes in Gorakhpur

Samajwadi Party candidate Kajal Nishad casts her vote in Gorakhpur on Saturday.  (HT Photo)
Samajwadi Party candidate Kajal Nishad casts her vote in Gorakhpur on Saturday. (HT Photo)
June 1, 2024 10:31 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Odisha's BJD candidate from Jagatsinghpur seat casts her vote

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Odisha's BJD candidate Rajashree Mallick from Jagatsinghpur seat cast her vote on Saturday during the final voting phase.

“I participated today in the festival of democracy. It makes me happy to see how peacefully everything’s being done here. I appeal to everyone to come and vote,” says Rajashree Mallick after casting her vote.

June 1, 2024 10:20 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: ‘Can be done inside the house as well,’ says TMC's Abhishek Banerjee on PM's meditation in Kanyakumari

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: TMC National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee criticises PM Modi's three-day meditation in Kanyakumari, stating, "While meditation is a personal right, it can be practised indoors. Transforming it into a media spectacle is unbecoming of a prime minister's stature."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who commenced his meditation inside the Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari on May 30, continued for the second consecutive day on Friday. Engaged in a 45-hour meditation, he is set to conclude on June 1 afternoon. Modi's meditation attire includes saffron clothes, holy ash, and vermillion on his forehead, as seen in the initial images released on Friday.

June 1, 2024 10:05 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad casts his vote in Patna

June 1, 2024 9:57 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh casts his vote in Amritsar

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: In Punjab, BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh and his family members display the indelible ink marks on their fingers after casting their votes at a polling booth in Amritsar.

June 1, 2024 9:52 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Voter turnout in Phase 7 recorded at 11.31% till 9 am

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Overall voter turnout during Phase 7 of polling in the general election across 57 constituencies has been recorded at 11.31 percent as of 9 am.

The highest voter turnout so far has been recorded in Himachal Pradesh with 14.35 per cent, where four constituencies are under voting, while the lowest has been recorded in Odisha with 7.69 per cent, where 13 constituencies are under voting.

June 1, 2024 9:29 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: UP Cong chief Ajay Rai after casting vote says, ‘love of Kashi is with me’

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: UP Congress chief and candidate for the Varanasi seat, Ajay Rai, showed his inked finger after casting his vote for the seventh phase of the general election.

In the face-off, he contends against Prime Minister and BJP candidate Narendra Modi, as well as BSP's Ather Jamal Lari.

Rai says "The public decides everything. The Prime Minister had lost earlier too, and 'Banaras ka laal' had defeated him. With the blessings of Baba Vishwanath and the people of Kashi, I will win. The love of Kashi is with me..."

He added, “It will be all about Vocal for Local. People will prioritise the local. Someone who doesn't know his lanes, his soil, a show-off son of Maa Ganga who is meditating by the seashore -- if you have to do it, do it on the banks of River Ganga...”

June 1, 2024 9:16 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Mandi BJP candidate Kangana Ranaut casts vote

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: In Himachal Pradesh, BJP candidate for the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency, Kangana Ranaut, exercises her franchise at a polling station in Mandi during the seventh and final phase of the general election.

“I have cast my vote right now. I want to appeal to the people to take part in the festival of democracy and exercise their right to vote. PM Modi's wave is there in Himachal Pradesh...I hope the people of Mandi will bless me and we will get all four state seats... Himachal Pradesh's 4 seats will contribute to ‘400 paar’,” she said.

Regarding the competition, Congress has nominated Vikramaditya Singh for the Mandi Lok Sabha seat.

June 1, 2024 9:11 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Arvind Kejriwal's last phase appeal, ‘Dictatorship will lose’

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 7 Live: As voting is underway for the final phase of the general election, Delhi chief minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal says, “In this great festival of democracy, the country will vote in the last phase today. All of you are requested to exercise your right to vote in large numbers to protect democracy and the Constitution. Go to vote yourself and take your neighbours along with you. Dictatorship will lose, democracy will win.”

June 1, 2024 8:59 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 7 Live: Hindustani classical singer and Padma awardee Pandit Chhannulal Mishra urges public to cast their vote

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Renowned Hindustani classical singer and Padma awardee Pandit Chhannulal Mishra, during the final phase of polling for the general elections on Saturday, urged the public to cast their vote ‘for the country’.

“I urge everyone to cast their vote...This is for the entire country...There is a difference between the Kashi which was there before and the Kashi which is there now. This has transformed, it is all due to PM Modi...More should be done for music. Music is the heritage of our country, the identity of Banaras,” he said.

June 1, 2024 8:53 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann casts his vote

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and his wife, Gurpreet Kaur, cast their votes at a polling booth in the Sangrur constituency.

The seat is witnessing a competition between Congress' Sukhpal Singh Khaira, BJP's Arvind Khanna, AAP's Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, SAD's Iqbal Singh Jhundan, and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar)'s Simranjit Singh Mann.

June 1, 2024 8:45 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: BJP candidate Mithun Chakraborty casts his vote in West Bengal's Belgachia.

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and actor Mithun Chakraborty cast his vote in the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls on Saturday.

He exercised his franchise at a polling booth in West Bengal's Belgachia.

Speaking to ANI, he said, “I am a BJP cadre, and I have fulfilled my duty. From tomorrow, I will resume discussions about films as I have to support my family as well.”

June 1, 2024 8:40 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: BJP Gorakhpur Ravi Kishan appeal to voters

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: As the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency undergoes voting during the final phase, actor and BJP candidate Ravi Kishan appealed to voters to exercise their vote.

“Humble greetings, namaste, and pranaam to all the voters of Gorakhpur. Friends, you all will be aware that today voting is being held in Gorakhpur under the seventh phase of Lok Sabha general elections. On this occasion, I humbly request all of you, the God-like voters who are the destiny makers of Gorakhpur, to exercise your right to vote in this great festival of democracy by discharging your duty as aware voters. Each and every vote of yours is important and will decide the future of your Lok Sabha and the country. Therefore, I once again appeal to all of you to participate enthusiastically in this festival of democracy,” he wrote on X.

June 1, 2024 8:36 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Sikkim Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya casts his vote in Varanasi

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Sikkim Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya casts his vote for the final phase of the general election at a polling station in Ramnagar, Varanasi.

He said, “I am pleased to participate in this festival of democracy. I believe that voting is not only a right enshrined in the constitution but also a responsibility, and everyone should fulfil their duty and exercise this right...”

In this constituency, where PM Modi is the incumbent MP and BJP candidate, the Congress has nominated its state president, Ajay Rai.

June 1, 2024 8:31 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: RJD's Lalu Yadav, Rabri Devi and Rohini Acharya cast their votes in Patna

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, and their daughter Rohini Acharya cast their votes at a polling booth set up at Veterinary College in Bihar capital Patna.

“I have dedicated my vote to the sisters of Manipur,” states RJD leader Rohini Acharya after casting her vote.

June 1, 2024 8:20 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Congress Gurdaspur candidate Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa in Punjab

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: In Punjab, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, a Congress candidate from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency, cast his vote for the general election during the final phase.

Randhawa says, “I trust voters. They don't see parties but who will work for them, who will fight their battle and who will raise the voice of Punjab in the parliament.”

The Gurdaspur constituency is witnessing a triangular contest between Congress' Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, BJP's Dinesh Singh, and AAP's Amansher Singh.

June 1, 2024 8:07 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: EVM, VVPAT machines allegedly thrown into water in Bengal's South 24 Parganas | Watch

June 1, 2024 8:02 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Chandigarh BJP candidate Sanjay Tandon casts his vote

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Chandigarh BJP candidate Sanjay Tandon and his family cast their votes at a polling booth in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Saturday during the final voting phase of the general elections.

BJP candidate Sanjay Tandon stated, "We tried to reach every area of the city, and we organised our programmes in many areas, but still, I feel that there must be many people I could not reach. I appeal to everyone to vote for the betterment of Chandigarh, vote for the democracy of the country, vote to take the country forward, vote to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister again. And I assure you that the work that has not been done in the last 50 years, I will get it done in 5 years..."

Congress has nominated Manish Tewari as their candidate from Chandigarh.

June 1, 2024 7:56 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Former Indian cricketer and AAP MP Harbhajan Singh casts his vote

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Former Indian cricketer and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Harbhajan Singh voted at a polling booth in Pubjab's Jalandhar.

“Today is a very important day for all of us, and I would appeal to everyone to come out and vote foand elect a government that can work for you,” he said.

Voting in all the 13 parliamentary constituencies of Punjab is underway today, during the final phase of the general elections.

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