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:

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 11:17 PM IST
8:41 pm IST

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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7:33 pm IST

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.

 

6:06 pm IST

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.

 

4:58 pm IST

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.

 

4:29 pm IST

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.

 

4:20 pm IST

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.

 

4:09 pm IST

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.

1:48 pm IST

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.

1:15 pm IST

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.

11:12 am IST

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.

11:00 am IST

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.

10:58 am IST

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.

10:56 am IST

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.

10:14 am IST

‘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.

10:00 am IST

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.

9:56 am IST

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.

9:12 am IST

President Ram Nath Kovind casts his vote in Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind cast his vote at a poll booth in Delhi.

9:09 am IST

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

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.

First time voter casting their vote at Pandav Nagar east. ( Raj K Raj/HT Photo )
8:40 am IST

UP minister Sidharth Nath Singh casts his vote

Uttar Pradesh minister Sidharth Nath Singh after casting his vote at a polling booth in Prayagraj.

8:34 am IST

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.

Manish Sisodia with wife Seema ( Raj K Raj/HT Photo )
8:08 am IST

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.

7:57 am IST

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.

7:54 am IST

Voters take pictures at selfie booth

After casting their vote, voters were seen taking pictures at the selfie booth outside poll booths.

7:50 am IST

Long queues outside poll booths

In first hour of voting, long queues were seen outside polling booths in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj.

7:40 am IST

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.

7:32 am IST

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.

Voters queue up at poll booth in Prayagraj ( HT Photo )
7:15 am IST

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

Voting begins

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.

Poll staff in Haryana’s Sirsa ( ANI Photo )
Poll staff in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal ( ANI Photo )
6:20 am IST

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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Addressing NC workers in Anantnag town Newly-elected MP Justice (Retired) Hasnain Masoodi of the National Conference (NC)demanded immediate release of the youths without any blemish on their career so that they can rejoin the educational institutions(Twitter/@masoodi_hasnain)

Free all youths unconditionally: NC MP

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 06:25 PM IST
The NC winner from Anantnag alleged that hundreds, many juvenile, were arrested and locked up on mere suspicion by police after Musa’s killing.
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CM Ashok Gehlot intrect with media person at his residence in jaipur on Wednesday(HT)
CM Ashok Gehlot intrect with media person at his residence in jaipur on Wednesday(HT)

BSP says it will continue supporting Gehlot Govt

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 06:03 PM IST
BSP MLA Wajib Ali said that BSP’s will continue to support the Congress-led government in Rajasthan
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Prem Singh Tamang, popular as P S Golay, became the sixth chief minister of Sikkim when he was sworn in by governor Ganga Prasad at Gangtok’s Paljore stadium(Twitter/@amritdahal_09)
Prem Singh Tamang, popular as P S Golay, became the sixth chief minister of Sikkim when he was sworn in by governor Ganga Prasad at Gangtok’s Paljore stadium(Twitter/@amritdahal_09)

Sikkim gets new chief minister after 25 years, moves to five-day week

By Pramod Giri | Hindustan Times, Gangtok
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 06:18 PM IST
Immediately after being sworn in, the new chief minister declared a five-day week for the state government employees. Earlier, only the second Saturday of each month was a government holiday.
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The BJP’s landslide win in the parliamentary elections was also powered by its excellent showing in West Bengal.
The BJP’s landslide win in the parliamentary elections was also powered by its excellent showing in West Bengal.

‘BJP workers being killed for their ideology in Bengal’: PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 05:46 PM IST
The BJP’s landslide win in the parliamentary elections was also powered by its excellent showing in West Bengal.
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Resignations of state Congress chiefs have started coming in with Punjab and Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents Sunil Jakhar and Ajoy Kumar quitting their posts. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Resignations of state Congress chiefs have started coming in with Punjab and Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents Sunil Jakhar and Ajoy Kumar quitting their posts. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

‘Don’t fall for rumours’: Congress on reports of Rahul Gandhi’s resignation

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 06:09 PM IST
Surjewala said the CWC saw the reverses in the Lok Sabha polls as an opportunity for radical changes and a complete organisational overhaul and authorised Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the necessary measures.
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To a query seeking details of income tax refunds of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it refused to share the information, saying it was exempted under the Right to Information Act(Hindustan Times)
To a query seeking details of income tax refunds of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it refused to share the information, saying it was exempted under the Right to Information Act(Hindustan Times)

PMO has no records of income tax refunds of former prime ministers

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 05:41 PM IST
To a query seeking details of income tax refunds of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it refused to share the information, saying it was exempted under the Right to Information Act.
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Siddaramaiah asserted that all Congress MLAs, including dissident leader Ramesh Jarkiholi, were with the party and nobody was leaving.
Siddaramaiah asserted that all Congress MLAs, including dissident leader Ramesh Jarkiholi, were with the party and nobody was leaving.

On Yeddyurappa’s prediction for Karnataka, Siddaramaiah responds with a dare

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 06:23 PM IST
In a series of tweets, Siddaramaiah said the people’s mandate was for continuation of the BJP-led government at the Centre and not for ‘toppling’ the state government.
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Ali Daruwalla, state coordinator and president of Muslim Rashtriya Manch(HT PHOTO)
Ali Daruwalla, state coordinator and president of Muslim Rashtriya Manch(HT PHOTO)

Muslims have shown confidence in Modi-led govt: Ali Daruwalla

By Nadeem Inamdar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 04:57 PM IST
He is the state coordinator and president of Muslim Rashtriya Manch for western Maharashtra affiliated to the RSS
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PM Modi held a 5-km long roadshow as thanksgiving to the voters of Kashi(BJP / Twitter)
PM Modi held a 5-km long roadshow as thanksgiving to the voters of Kashi(BJP / Twitter)

Narendra Modi in Varanasi Highlights| ‘Every house had a Modi’: PM on BJP’s poll sweep

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 11:41 PM IST

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:

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BJP nominee Girish Bapat’s win with a record margin of 3.24 lakh votes in Pune and substantial lead in all six constituencies, has increased the tension among Shiv Sena aspirants.(HT FILE)
BJP nominee Girish Bapat’s win with a record margin of 3.24 lakh votes in Pune and substantial lead in all six constituencies, has increased the tension among Shiv Sena aspirants.(HT FILE)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP’s rise in vote share in Pune dims Sena’s hopes of seat sharing

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 04:22 PM IST
BJP nominee Girish Bapat’s win with a record margin of 3.24 lakh votes in Pune and substantial lead in all six constituencies, has increased the tension among Shiv Sena aspirants  
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