Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6 Voting Highlights: Total voter turnout till 6 pm is 63.3%
The phase 6 of Lok sabha elections 2019 on May 12 is witnessing voting in 59 seats across seven states, among them being the national capital where fates of candidates on all seven seats will be sealed in the EVMs.Voting is taking place in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Bihar , Haryana, and Jharkhand. Among those in the ring in this phase of elections -- predominantly in northern states, barring West Bengal -- are Maneka Gandhi, Varun Gandhi, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Dilip Ghosh, Meenakshi Lekhi (all BJP), Digvijaya Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sheila Dikshit, Ajay Maken, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Kirti Azad (all Congress), Akhilesh Yadav (Samajwadi Party) and Manas Bhunia (Trinamool).Election results will be out on May 23.Read: All eyes on Delhi in 6th round of polling for Lok Sabha electionsFollow Highlights here:
Delhi records over 60 per cent turnout in Lok Sabha polls: CEO
Delhi records over 60 per cent turnout in Lok Sabha polls; down from 65 per cent in 2014: CEO.7:46 pm IST
Total voter turnout till 6 pm is 63.3%: Election Commission
Total voter turnout till 6 pm is 63.3%, says Election Commission.7:45 pm IST
590 fake news cases have been reported: Election Commission
590 fake news cases have been reported. 637 Facebook posts, 5 YouTube videos, 31 Whatsapp forwards have been removed, says Election Commission.7:42 pm IST
Grand total seizure- Rs 3,415 crore: Election Commission
1590 live squads and 1497 surveillance teams were out. Rs 827 crore cash, Rs 285 crore of liquor, Rs 1,260 crore of drugs,Rs 984 crore of gold and jewellery have been seized. Grand total seizure- Rs 3,415 crore.
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Lowest amount of faulty EVM cases reported this phase from Jharkhand and Tripura: Election Commission
Lowest amount of faulty EVM cases reported this phase from Jharkhand and Tripura, says Election Commission.7:32 pm IST
Re-polling in Tripura going on: Election Commission
Re-polling in Tripura is still going on, says Election Commission.7:30 pm IST
EVMs in West Bengal’s Haldia and Tamluk were damaged: Election Commission
EVMs in West Bengal’s Haldia and Tamluk were damaged, says Election Commission.
Bharati Ghosh faced resistance. The EVMs were damaged before the polls began. Stone pelting took place where Bharati Ghosh was present.7:29 pm IST
There were clashes among locals but no political connotations: Election Commission
Delhi-59.88% until 6 pm, Haryana- 62.91%, Madhya Pradesh- 60.06%, Jharkhand-65.17%, Bihar- 59.38%, Uttar Pradesh-54.12%
There were clashes among locals but no political connotations, says Election Commission.7:10 pm IST
Total 61.14% voting till 7 pm in Phase 6
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 61.14% voting till 7 pm in Phase 6. West Bengal- 80.16, Delhi-56.11, Haryana- 62.91, Uttar Pradesh- 53.37, Bihar- 59.29, Jharkhand- 64.46, Madhya Pradesh- 60.40.
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 61.14% voting till 7 pm in #Phase6. West Bengal- 80.16, Delhi-56.11, Haryana- 62.91, Uttar Pradesh- 53.37, Bihar- 59.29, Jharkhand- 64.46, Madhya Pradesh- 60.40 pic.twitter.com/XQbDd1NWHL— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Total 59.70% voting till 6 pm in Phase 6
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 59.70% voting till 6 pm in Phase 6. Bihar-55.04%, Haryana-62.12%, Madhya Pradesh-60.12%, Uttar Pradesh-50.82%, West Bengal-80.13%, Jharkhand-64.46%, NCT of Delhi-55.44%.5:56 pm IST
Yes I couldn’t go to vote to Rajgarh and I regret it: Digvijaya Singh
Digvijaya Singh, Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal: Yes I couldn’t go to vote to Rajgarh and I regret it. Next time I will register my name in Bhopal.
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Digvijaya Singh, Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal: Yes I couldn't go to vote to Rajgarh and I regret it. Next time I will register my name in Bhopal. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/ewlpgBncmg— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Samajwadi Party and BJP workers clash in Madari village of Mauaima under Phulpur constituency
Samajwadi Party and BJP workers clash in Madari village of Mauaima under Phulpur constituency.4:42 pm IST
Total 50.77% voting till 4 pm in Phase 6
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 50.77% voting till 4 pm in Phase 6. West Bengal- 70.51, Delhi-45.24, Haryana- 51.86 Uttar Pradesh- 43.26, Bihar- 44.40, Jharkhand- 58.08, Madhya Pradesh- 52.78.
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 50.77% voting till 4 pm in #Phase6. West Bengal- 70.51, Delhi-45.24, Haryana- 51.86 Uttar Pradesh- 43.26, Bihar- 44.40, Jharkhand- 58.08, Madhya Pradesh- 52.78 pic.twitter.com/0UKFGtWAPt— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
I will see. I will try to reach: Digvijaya Singh
Digvijay Singh, Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, in Bhopal earlier today, on he hasn’t yet reached Rajgarh to vote for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 : I will see. I will try to reach.
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Digvijay Singh, Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, in Bhopal earlier today, on he hasn't yet reached Rajgarh to vote for the #LokSabhaElections2019 : I will see. I will try to reach pic.twitter.com/K4acjXE9Vh— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and his wife Usha after casting their votes at Nirman Bhawan polling booth
Delhi: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and his wife Usha after casting their votes at Nirman Bhawan polling booth.
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Delhi: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and his wife Usha after casting their votes at Nirman Bhawan polling booth. pic.twitter.com/focF73Xppi— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Around 4 pm, police blocked the way of Ghatal’s BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh
Around 4 pm, police blocked the way of Ghatal’s BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh when she was moving towards Pingla. Guardrails were placed on the road to prevent her car.
“If there is any allegation of my security personnel opening fire, there will be an investigation. Bullets will be matched and due process has to be followed. But why block my way?” Ghosh told the media.3:50 pm IST
Polling rate in Bengal till 3 pm is 70.31%
Polling rate in Bengal till 3 pm is 70.31%. 60.95% turnout till 3 pm in Tripura.3:30 pm IST
At 3 pm, 51% voter turnout in Phase 6
At 3 pm, the overall voter turnout in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2019 stood at 50.63%.
44.40% votes were polled in Bihar, 51.65% in Haryana, 52.54% in Madhya Pradesh, 43.26% in Uttar Pradesh, 70.22% in West Bengal, 58.05% in Jharkhand, and 44.90% in Delhi, as per data on Election Commission’s Voter Turnout app.3:18 pm IST
‘Register complaint against BJP’s Bharati Ghosh’: Poll panel directs police
The Election Commission has directed the police to register a complaint against BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh for coming within 100 metres of booths (206 and 207 number booths in Keshpur) with security men carrying arms.
On Sunday morning, Ghosh went to these booths after getting reports that her polling agent could not enter the booth since TMC supporters were resisting him.
Eventually, Ghosh had to return after trying fruitlessly to take him into the booth. She was heckled by TMC women supporters when she and her agent tried to enter the booth.2:45 pm IST
At 2 pm, 40% voter turnout in Phase 6
At 2 pm, the overall voter turnout in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2019 stood at 39.80%.
35.22% votes were polled in Bihar, 39.34% in Haryana, 42.47% in Madhya Pradesh, 34.30% in Uttar Pradesh, 55.77% in West Bengal, 47.16% in Jharkhand, and 33.65% in Delhi, as per data on Election Commission’s Voter Turnout app.2:42 pm IST
Pranab Mukherjee cast his vote
Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee cast his vote at a polling booth in NP Primary School, K Kamraj Lane in Delhi.2:40 pm IST
BJP in rigging in Delhi, says AAP’s Raghav Chadha
“BJP workers are moving around in a polling booth in Sangam Vihar in BJP scarves, a person voted 4 times. We identified 8-10 such people and caught one red handed. Ramesh Bidhuri(BJP candidate) is losing badly so is indulging in such tactics,” said AAP South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha, as reported by news agency ANI.2:30 pm IST
Transgender people come out to vote
Transgenders are voting with enthusiasm in Prayagraj. The Allahabad seat has a transgender candidate Bhawani Singh contesting the polls on AAP’s ticket. Bhawani Singh is a high priestess of Kinnar Akhada, a monastic order of transgender seers.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora cast their votes
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and chief election commissioner Sunil Arora cast their votes in Delhi.1:44 pm IST
People of Bengal’s Jhargram village boycott polls
The people of Ramchandrapur village under Bengal’s Jhargram constituency did not cast a single vote till 1:30 pm to protest against problems in supply of drinking water in the village and the condition of local roads.
The village, about 170 km to the west of Kolkata, has one booth that has 740 voters.
This is the first time that the voters of a booth boycott polls in Bengal in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
“There are big holes in the road (that is not metalled), and we can’t remember when was the last time the road was repaired. We also depend on wells for supply of drinking water,” alleged villager Dilip Patar.
“The supply of electricity is erratic too. We have long been demanding proper supply of water and electricity, and also that the road should be repaired,” said Sabita Mahato, another villager.1:42 pm IST
‘TMC goons attacked us’: Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh
“At a booth in Rampura (West Medinipur), my people were being threatened since yesterday so I went to meet. TMC goons attacked us, we were stopped from going inside the booth. These people are stopping people from voting,” said West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh.1:39 pm IST
‘I’m really impressed with EVMs’, says Australia’s envoy to India
“It’s been a really inspiring experience. How can you get so many people to voting? Answer is well-organised EC & its officials. It’s a good system & organised,” said Australia’s Envoy to India, Harinder Sidhu.
“I’m really impressed with EVMs, we don’t have those in Australia. I think even with paper ballots which we have in Australia, it’s always a case where there’s a risk to integrity in any system. VVPAT is actually a good development,” she added.1:21 pm IST
Actor Siddharth Malhotra casts his vote
Bollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra and his father cast their vote at a polling booth in Delhi’s Defence Colony.
At 1 pm, 29% voter turnout in Phase 6
At 1 pm, the overall voter turnout in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2019 stood at 29.44%.
21% votes were polled in Bihar,30.09% in Haryana, 32.21% in Madhya Pradesh, 28.10% in Uttar Pradesh, 40.98% in West Bengal, 41.21% in Jharkhand, and 20.08% in Delhi, as per data on Election Commission’s Voter Turnout app.1:00 pm IST
Bengal CEO asks for report on attack on Bharati Ghosh’s convoy
West Bengal chief electoral officer has sought a report from district magistrate of Bengal’s Ghatal on attack on BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh’s convoy earlier today.12:44 pm IST
Scuffle breaks out between voters and cops at poll booth in UP
Locals entered into an argument with police at poll booth number 334 in Umari village of Uttar Pradesh’s Bhadohi constituency.
The argument began after few people tried to break the queue in attempt to cast their vote first because of the heat.
Locals alleged that the cops beat up them. Enraged over it, the locals reportedly beat up two cops and broke a vehicle.
Heavy police force reached the spot and the situation is under control.12:33 pm IST
At 12 noon, 25% voter turnout in Phase 6
At 12 noon, the overall voter turnout in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2019 stood at 25.13%.
20.70% votes were polled in Bihar, 23.30% in Haryana, 28.21% in Madhya Pradesh, 21.75% in Uttar Pradesh, 38.26% in West Bengal, 31.27% in Jharkhand, and 19.55% in Delhi, as per data on Election Commission’s Voter Turnout app.12:09 pm IST
EVM glitches reported in Delhi
Complaints about malfunctioning EVMs poured in from several places of the national capital on Sunday where voting is underway.
Adarsh Gupta, a resident of Matia Mahal area, claimed that at polling booth number 84, 85 and 86, electronic voting machines were initially not working in the morning.
Aam Aadmi Party’s Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti alleged that EVMs at booths number -- 116,117 and 122 -- were not functioning.
“EVM in booth 132, Hauzrani is showing 50 votes without anyone casting any vote in the machine n EVMs at booths 116,117, 122 in Malviya nagar not functioning,” Bharti tweeted.
However, there was no immediate reaction from the chief electoral office, reported news agency PTI.11:46 am IST
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra casts her vote in Delhi
”PM doesn’t answer real questions” said Priyanka Gandhi after casting her vote. She was accompanied by her husband Robert Vadra.11:44 am IST
At 11 am, 24.80% voter turnout in Phase 6
At 11 am, the overall voter turnout in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2019 stood at 24.80%.
20.70% votes were polled in Bihar, 22.63% in Haryana, 27.59% in Madhya Pradesh, 21.75% in Uttar Pradesh, 38.08% in West Bengal, 31.27% in Jharkhand, and 18.76% in Delhi, as per data on Election Commission’s Voter Turnout app.11:34 am IST
Bharati Ghosh intimidated police officers, alleges TMC’s Dipak Adhikari
“I want the polls to be fair and peaceful. But she (Bharati Ghosh) went around intimidating police officers, threatening that she would bring 1,000 youths from Uttar Pradesh and was also caught with cash,” said Dipak Adhikari, the TMC candidate from Ghatal constituency.
“She was a senior police officer. Why did she violate the rules by taking pictures inside a booth?” asked Adhikari.
“The EC was only able to see that I was taking pictures in a booth. About 10-15 women had jammed the booth. I was taking pictures to prove it. The EC was not able to see that stones were thrown at me and vehicles were vandalised, central forces were injured,” alleged Bharati Ghosh when asked about why she was taking pictures inside a booth.11:21 am IST
Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev arrives to vote
Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev arrived to cast his vote at a polling booth in DPS Mathura Road along with wife Romi and daughter Amiya in Delhi.
Sonia Gandhi arrives to cast her vote
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived to cast her vote in New Delhi. She is accompanied by former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit.11:09 am IST
Bharati Ghosh’s vehicle detained
Bharati Ghosh’s vehicle was detained at Keshpur allegedly because its papers were not in order.
“If the car has valid papers, we will allow it to go,” an official told TV channels at the spot.
“Bharati Ghosh is intimidating our workers. She provoked her security guards to fire on one of our workers,” said Ajit Maity, the TMC West Midnapore district president.
In Midnapore, TMC supporters agitated around the car of BJP state president Dilip Ghosh, who is the party candidate in Medinipur constituency.11:05 am IST
Delhi’s oldest voter casts his vote
Delhi’s oldest voter, 111-year old Bachan Singh cast his vote at a polling booth in Sant Garh.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal casts his vote
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal cast his vote at a polling booth in Civil Lines in the sicth phase of Loknsabha elections 2019.
Sushma Swaraj casts vote
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj today cast her vote at a polling booth in NP Senior Secondary School in Aurangzeb Laneb in Delhi.
Bharati Ghosh’s security men open fire to disperse those who came to attack her
The security men of Bharati Ghosh, who are from the CISF, allegedly opened fire to disperse some people, who came to attack her when she went to a booth in Dogachia area.
“One person, Bakhtiar Khan, was injured when Bharati Ghosh’s security guards opened fire. He has been taken to a hospital,” alleged Sanjay Pan, Keshpur block president of Keshpur.
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh alleged that the ruling party tried to harass Bharati Ghosh in many ways earlier. “Her car was vandalised. She was attacked. They are afraid of Ghosh,” remarked Dilip Ghosh.
“Polling was going on peacefully here. Suddenly Bharati Ghosh arrived with people packed in more than 30 vehicles. She said votes were being rigged here,” said Jahangir Khan, elder brother of Bakhtiar Khan who sustained bullet injuries.
“Bharati Ghosh’s security guards opened fire and at her instructions,” alleged Jahangir Khan.10:42 am IST
Car in Bharti Ghosh’s convoy vandalized, Bengal BJP blames TMC
Vehicles in BJP candidate from Ghatal, Bharti Ghosh’s convoy were vandalized. The BJP has alleged the role of TMC workers behind the attack, reported news agency ANI.
‘Love will conquer BJP’s hate’: Rahul Gandhi after casting his vote
“Love will conquer BJP’s hate” said Congress president Rahul Gandhi after casting his vote at a polling booth in NP Senior Secondary School in Delhi’s Aurangzeb Lane.
He said that unemployment, farmers distress, demonetisation, and corruption are the key issues that his government, if voted to power, will focus on.10:05 am IST
AAP’s East Delhi candidate Atishi casts her vote
AAP candidate from East Delhi, Atishi cast her vote at a polling booth in Kamla Nehru Govt Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Jangpura. She is up against BJP’s Gautam Gambhir and Congress’s Arvinder Singh Lovely.
Delhi BJP chief manoj Tiwari casts his vote
Delhi BJP chief and party’s candidate from North-East Delhi Manoj Tiwari cast his vote at polling booth number 60 in Yamuna Vihar. He is up against Congress’s Sheila Dikshit and AAP’s Dilip Pandey.
Stones thrown at BJP’s Bharati Ghosh in Bengal
Stones were thrown at Bharati Ghosh outside a polling station in Dogachia of Keshpur area of Ghatal constituency. One of her security guards was injured. Ghosh’s car was also vandalised.
At another polling station, Ghosh was spotted taking pictures inside the booth with her mobile phone. According to the rules, one cannot take phones inside booths.9:50 am IST
BJP, Trinamool workers found dead in Bengal
The bodies of a BJP leader and a Trinamool Congress worker were found on Saturday night, triggering allegations of political murders in West Bengal, a few hours before polling began in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha election on Sunday.
Ramen Singh, 42, and Sudhakar Maity, 55, were found dead in Gopiballavpur of Jhargram and Contai of East Midnapore respectively. While Singh was a booth president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Maity was a Trinamool Congress worker.
Medinipur and Jhargram are among the eight constituencies polling in the sixth phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections on Sunday.9:40 am IST
At 9 am, 10% voter turnout in Phase 6
At 9 am, the overall voter turnout in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2019 stood at 10.08%.
9.03% votes were polled in Bihar, 8.26% in Haryana, 11.28% in Madhya Pradesh, 8.06% in Uttar Pradesh, 16.62% in West Bengal, 15.36% in Jharkhand, and 7.24% in Delhi, as per data on Election Commission’s Voter Turnout app.9:21 am IST
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar cast his vote in Karnal
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar cast his vote at a polling booth in Karnal.
President Ram Nath Kovind casts his vote in Delhi
President Ram Nath Kovind cast his vote at a poll booth in Delhi.
Jyotiraditya Scindia among early ones to cast vote in MP
Polling for eight Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh commenced on Sunday with Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia being among the early voters.
Scindia, who is seeking a re-election from Guna seat, went early in the morning to exercise his democratic right at a booth in his constituency, after the polling began at 7 am.
State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) V L Kantha Rao and his wife were also among the early ones to cast their votes at the Char Imli booth in the state capital Bhopal.9:04 am IST
AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal urges voters to vote for change
8:59 am IST
Good morning Delhi. वोट डालने ज़रूर जाना। जिसने आपके काम किए उनको वोट देना। नफ़रत और ज़हर फैलाने वालों को और दिल्ली के काम रोकने वालों को वोट मत देना। आपका वोट देश बदल सकता है।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 12, 2019
Sheila Dikshit, Gautam Gambhir, Harsh Vardhan among early voters
Voters queued up outside polling booths on Sunday morning in all seven Lok Sabha constituencies of the national capital where former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Union minister Harsh Vardhan and cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir are among those in the fray.
Voting began at 7 am and among the early voters were Dikshit, party’s New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken, Union minister Vardhan, BJP’s East Delhi candidate Gambhir, and BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) Ram Lal.
Mudit Agarwal, son of Congress’ Chandni Chowk candidate JP Agarwal alleged malfunctioning of EVMs at a few booths in Matiamahal and Ballimaran Assembly segments.8:52 am IST
Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit casts her vote
Former Delhi chief minister and Congress’s candidate from North-East Delhi Sheila Dikshit today cast her vote at a polling booth in Nizamuddin (East).8:43 am IST
Young voters come out to vote
Number of first time voters were seen at poll booths in Delhi.
UP minister Sidharth Nath Singh casts his vote
Uttar Pradesh minister Sidharth Nath Singh after casting his vote at a polling booth in Prayagraj.
BJP’s Bharati Ghosh allegedly pushed by TMC supporters at Bengal poll booth
BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh alleged that she was pushed around by some women when she rushed to a polling station in Chandkhali area of Keshpur under West Bengal’s Ghatal constituency. Ghosh said her polling agent was not allowed to enter the booth.
The women said in front of TV channels that they were TMC supporters.
“I am the candidate. I am being pushed around and heckled. Those assaulting me and preventing my polling agent to enter the booth should be arrested,” said Ghosh, who was the superintendent of police in West Midnapore district for six years (2011-2017) in which her constituency is located.8:28 am IST
East Delhi Congress candidate Arvinder Singh Lovely casts vote
East Delhi Congress candidate Arvinder Singh Lovely cast his voters along with his family members at Azad Nagar in East Delhi on Sunday.8:11 am IST
Manish Sisodia casts his vote
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia with wife Seema after cast their vote at Pandav Nagar.
103-year-old woman casts vote in UP’s Bhadohi
103-year-old Durgavati Devi cast her vote in Purmudiyapur of Uttar Pradesh’s Bhadohi.
Gautam Gambhir casts his vote
BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir cast his vote at a polling booth in Delhi’s Old Rajinder Nagar. He is up against AAP’s Atishi and Congress’s Arvinder Singh Lovely.
Voters take pictures at selfie booth
After casting their vote, voters were seen taking pictures at the selfie booth outside poll booths.
Long queues outside poll booths
In first hour of voting, long queues were seen outside polling booths in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj.
Pragya Thakur casts vote
BJP’s candidate from Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Pragya Thakur today cast her vote. Digvijaya Singh is the Congress candidate from the constituency.7:35 am IST
Virat Kohli at Gurugram poll booth to cast his vote
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli queued up at Haryana’s Gurugram poll booth to cast his vote.
Early reports of VVPAT malfunctioning in Bengal
Polling began in eight constituencies the 6th phase with long queues outside polling stations in Bengal from as early as 6 am, or in some cases, even earlier.
There were early reports of VVPAT malfunctioning in one booth in Jaypur area of Purulia constituency.7:20 am IST
Voters queue up in Prayagraj
Voters queue up at Jwala Devi Saraswati Shishu Mandir Inter College model polling station that falls under Phulpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj.
Key contests in Phase 6
Among those in the ring in phase 6 of elections -- predominantly in northern states, barring West Bengal -- are Maneka Gandhi, Varun Gandhi, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Dilip Ghosh, Meenakshi Lekhi (all BJP), Digvijaya Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sheila Dikshit, Ajay Maken, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Kirti Azad (all Congress), Akhilesh Yadav (Samajwadi Party) and Manas Bhunia (Trinamool).7:07 am IST
PM Modi urges youngsters to turn up in record numbers
“Yet another phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is here!
Urging all those whose constituencies are polling in today’s sixth phase to go out and vote. I hope youngsters are voting in record numbers. After all, their participation makes the polls even more special,” tweeted PM Narendra Modi.7:00 am IST
The phase 6 of Lok sabha elections 2019 on May 12 is witnessing voting in 59 seats across seven states, among them being the national capital where fates of candidates on all seven seats will be sealed in the EVMs.6:40 am IST
Officials ensure poll preparedness
Polling preparation was underway at polling station number 20-21 of the Sirsa parliamentary constituency. Voting will be held for 10 parliamentary constituencies in Haryana today.
Officials in Madhya Pradesh too were seen ensuring poll preparedness at polling station number 152/230 in Bhopal parliamentary constituency. Congress’ Digvijaya Singh and BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur are contesting from this constituency.
Re-polling at 168 booths of Tripura West
Re-polling will be held today at 168 polling stations of Tripura West constituency and one polling station each of Puducherry, Barrackpur, and Arambag parliamentary constituencies.6:01 am IST
Voting for Delhi, 6 states to begin shortly
Voting on 59 seats in phase 6 to begin shortly
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After the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) landslide victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi on a thanksgiving visit on Monday.He marked his visit by offering prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple before heading to address party workers.Modi won the Varanasi parliamentary seat by a margin 4,79,505 votes, defeating his nearest rival Shalini Yadav of the Samajwadi Party.Follow highlights here: