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Lok Sabha election 2019 highlights: Over 63% turnout in 6th phase, violence in West Bengal again

Voting in phase 6 was held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, 8 each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, all seven seats in Delhi and 4 in Jharkhand.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 23:56
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NEW DELHI: Voting for 59 seats across seven states in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 started at 7 am on Sunday, amid tight security arrangements put in place by the Election Commission (EC). Voting in phase 6 was held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, 8 each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, all seven seats in Delhi and 4 in Jharkhand.

Full list of 59 constituencies which went to vote in sixth phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 12

A total of 968 candidates were in the fray in the sixth phase, including Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and BJP's Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.

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Here are the highlights of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha election 2019: 

12 May 2019, 20:58 PM

These are all the updates we have from the sixth phase of Lok Sabha 2019 election. Scroll down for all the highlights.

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12 May 2019, 20:56 PM

EC informed after the press conference related to sixth phase polling that it would meet on Monday to review preparations for counting day. (Full report here

12 May 2019, 19:12 PM

Key statistics provided by the Election Commission:

* 22.9 crore women have voted in the first five phases of Lok Sabha election 2019.

* 47.6 crore people have voted in the first five phases of Lok Sabha election 2019. This is more than the 41 crore people who had voted in the first five phases of Lok Sabha election 2014.

* Polling today was conducted across 1.18 lakh polling stations.

* 1.43 crore eligible voters in seven Delhi seats which had 13,819 polling stations. Estimated 59.8% turnout here till 7pm, says EC.

* 1.79 crore voters were eligible to cast their vote at 19,422 polling stations in Haryana. Estimated 62.91% turnout till 7pm.

* 1.44 crore voters were eligible to cast their vote in MP's 18,141 polling stations today. Estimated 60.06% turnout till 5pm, says EC

* 66.85 lakh eligible voters in Jharkhand today. The four seats here had 8,300 polling stations. Estimated 65.17% turnout here till 7pm.

* 1.33 crore eligible voters in West Bengal today. The eight seats here had 15,428 polling stations. EC says estimated 79.93% turnout till 5pm.

* 1.38 crore eligible voters in eight seats of Bihar today. 13,973 polling stations were here. Estimated turnout till 6pm was 59.38%.

* 2.57 crore eligible voters in Uttar Pradesh today. There were 29,076 polling stations across 14 seats in the state which voted today. 54.12% estimated turnout till 6pm today.

12 May 2019, 19:08 PM

Robert Vadra made a Twitter faux pas today. And netizens had a field day. Click here for full report.

12 May 2019, 18:18 PM

Representatives from ECs of 65 countries have been witnessing Lok Sabha election 2019 in India, including today's voting. Read full report here.

12 May 2019, 18:01 PM

59.70% voter turnout recorded till 6 pm. Here's the state-wise report:

Bihar - 55.04%

Haryana - 62.14%

Madhya Pradesh - 60.12%

Uttar Pradesh - 50.82%

West Bengal - 80.13%

Jharkhand - 64.46%

Delhi - 55.44%

12 May 2019, 17:58 PM

Voting has drawn to an end. Those in line currently, however, would be permitted to cast their vote.

12 May 2019, 17:53 PM

Dr Subhas Sarkar, BJP candidate of Bankura, has been attacked. His car has also been damaged.

Sarkar's party men were surrounded by TMC supporters who are claiming that the BJP candidate broke an EVM.

Sarkar's car was surrounded for over an hour before cops rescued him.

12 May 2019, 17:18 PM

BJP's Sanjay Jaiswal reportedly injured in an attack on his life in Narkatia (Bihar). It is being reported that Jaiswal, candidate for BJP from Bettiah Lok Sabha seat, was attacked inside booth number 162 in Narkatia and his vehicle was completely damaged. Party workers have demanded than an ambulance be rushed to the polling booth immediately.

12 May 2019, 17:07 PM

51.99% voter turnout recorded till 4 pm. Here's the state-wise report:

Bihar - 46.26%

Haryana - 54.66%

Madhya Pradesh - 54.37%

Uttar Pradesh - 44.03%

West Bengal - 70.88%

Jharkhand - 58.32%

Delhi - 45.47%

12 May 2019, 16:19 PM

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12 May 2019, 16:03 PM

50.74% voter turnout recorded till 4 pm. Here's the state-wise report:

Bihar - 44.40%

Haryana - 51.80%

Madhya Pradesh - 52.62%

Uttar Pradesh - 43.26%

West Bengal - 70.51%

Jharkhand - 58.08%

Delhi - 45.22%

12 May 2019, 15:45 PM

Haryana minister Manish Grover exuded confidence in BJP's victory in the election. "BJP will win all the 10 seats in Haryana. In Rohtak, we will win defeat Congress by more than 2 lakh votes," he said and also alleged booth capturing in Rohtak. 

12 May 2019, 15:38 PM

12 May 2019, 15:33 PM

49.62% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm. Here's the state-wise report:

Bihar - 44.40%

Haryana - 51.37%

Madhya Pradesh - 51.31%

Uttar Pradesh - 43.05%

West Bengal - 68.67%

Jharkhand - 58.08%

Delhi - 40.87%

12 May 2019, 15:14 PM

Estimated voting percentage till 3 pm in Bihar:

Valmiki Nagar - 52.02%

West Champaran -  48.33%

East Champaran - 45.75%

Sheohar - 43.5%

Vaishali - 46.94%  

Siwan - 41.5%

Maharajganj-  37%

12 May 2019, 15:06 PM

EC orders police to register FIR against Bharati Ghosh, BJP candidate from Ghatal, for entering the polling station with her security guards.

12 May 2019, 14:54 PM

Miscreant pours glue on EVM machine in MP's Morena. (Full report)

12 May 2019, 14:51 PM

Former President Pranab Mukherjee casts his vote at a polling booth in NP Primary School, K Kamraj Lane in Delhi. 

(Image courtesy: ANI)

12 May 2019, 14:39 PM

12 May 2019, 14:37 PM

Goons allegedly thrash Dalits in Morena over not casting votes in favour of BJP.  

12 May 2019, 14:35 PM

39.74% estimated voter turnout recorded till 2 pm.

12 May 2019, 14:27 PM

State-wise report of estimated voter turnout till 2 pm.

Bihar - 35.22%

Haryana - 39.16%

Madhya Pradesh - 42.27%

Uttar Pradesh - 34.30%

West Bengal - 55.77%

Jharkhand - 47.16%

Delhi - 33.65%

12 May 2019, 14:16 PM

Voters turnout for Delhi till 1 pm. 

Chandni Chowk - 33.10%
North East Delhi -36.55%
East Delhi -34.40%
New Delhi -31.32%
North West Delhi-36.09%
West Delhi-35.06%
South Delhi-34.84%

Total -34.48%

12 May 2019, 14:13 PM

12 May 2019, 14:12 PM

Police allegedly thrash BJP worker Ramakant Upadhyay in Datia, Madhya Pradesh.

12 May 2019, 14:02 PM

34.92% interim voter turnout recorded in Uttar Pradesh till 1pm.

Sultanpur - 37.87%
Pratapgarh - 34.39%
Phulpur - 29.20 %
Allahabad - 32.38 %
Ambedkar Nagar - 38.20%
Shravasti - 32.64%
Domariyaganj - 34.40%
Basti - 38.68%
Sant Kabir Nagar - 37.00%
Lalganj - 32.79%
Azamgarh - 34.80%
Jaunpur - 34.53%
Machhali Shahar - 35.80 %
Bhadohi -35.26%

12 May 2019, 13:56 PM

Clashes erupt between police and voters at a polling booth in UP's Bhadohi. 

12 May 2019, 13:36 PM

Estimated voter turnout in Haryana till 1 pm recorded at 31.77%

Ambala - 30.90%
Kurukshetra - 38.51%
Sirsa - 34.12%
Hisar - 29.44%
Karnal - 24.50%
Rohtak - 29.50%
Sonipat - 31.65%
Bhiwani-Mahendragarh - 40.63%
Gurgaon - 31.70%
Faridabad -28.73%

12 May 2019, 13:33 PM

Interim voter turnout in Jharkhand till 1 pm is as follows:

Giridih - 50.64%
Dhanbad - 43.05%
Jamshedpur- 47.34%
Singhbum- 46.35%

12 May 2019, 13:31 PM

Interim voter turnout in Bihar till 1 pm recorded at 35.28%.

Valmiki Nagar - 37.48%

West Champaran - 38.62%

East Champaran - 37.25%

Sheohar - 35.80%

Vaishali - 35.00%  

Gopalganj - 41%

Siwan - 32.50%

Maharajganj - 25.20%

12 May 2019, 13:17 PM

Estimated voter turnout in Madhya Pradesh till 1 pm: 34.06%

Morena: 30.53%
Bhind: 28.39%
Gwalior: 26.51%
Guna: 37.81%
Sagar: 33.98%
Vidisha: 41.63%
Bhopal: 35.85%
Rajgarh: 38.93% .

12 May 2019, 12:59 PM

West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer has sought a report from District Magistrate of Ghatal on attack on BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh's convoy earlier today.

12 May 2019, 12:45 PM

Estimated voter turnout in Bihar till 12 pm: 29.53% 

Valmikinagar: 31.03%

Paschim Champaran: 35.05%

Poorvi Champaran: 35.40%

Sheohar: 32.50%

Vaishali: 29.40%  

Gopalganj: 27.80%

Siwan: 25%

Maharajganj: 21.10 %

12 May 2019, 12:42 PM

Massive clashes erupt between TMC and BJP workers at Ghatal’s Keshpur. TMC workers allegedly attacked BJP workers at Gotgeria Shivsakti High School. TMC workers tried to stop injured BJP supporters from getting medical attention.

12 May 2019, 12:33 PM

Maharajganj MP Janardhan Singh Sigriwal cast his vote at booth no 209 in his village in Chhapra, Bihar.

12 May 2019, 12:30 PM

BJP candidate from Ghatal, Bharati Ghosh’s personal security reportedly fired four rounds in the air when the locals attacked them and pelted stones at them. TMC claims one of their workers Bakhtiyar Khan got injured in the firing. He was admitted toMedinipur Medical College and Hospital.

12 May 2019, 12:26 PM

Estimated overall voter turnout in phase 6 till 12 pm: 25.15%

State-wise voter turnout till 12 pm:

Bihar: 20.70%
Haryana: 23.26%
Madhya Pradesh: 28.25%
Uttar Pradesh: 21.75%
West Bengal: 38.26%
Jharkhand: 31.27%
NCT of Delhi: 19.55%

12 May 2019, 12:21 PM

Congress General Secretary for UP (East), Priyanka Gandhi Vadra after casting her vote in Delhi: It's a really important election because we are fighting to save democracy, for our country, and keeping that in mind I cast my vote.

12 May 2019, 12:13 PM

In Delhi's Dwarka, Sector 7, awakened voters gathered at Ramphal Chowk and proceeded to polling center inspiring others to cast their vote and pledge their responsibility to make democracy healthy and rich The mission was led by a social worker known as Sunil Verma.

12 May 2019, 12:05 PM

Estimated voted turnout in Delhi till 11 Am: 20.37%

Chandni Chowk - 18.31
North East Delhi -22.32
East Delhi -20.56
New Delhi -17.99
North West Delhi-21.41
West Delhi-20.76
South Delhi-21.22

12 May 2019, 12:02 PM

Estimated voted turnout in Haryana till 11 Am: 22.40%

Ambala: 18.22%
Kurukshetra: 23.81%
Sirsa: 22.71%
Hisar: 27.17%
Karnal: 20.91%
Sonipat: 22.76%
Rohtak: 19.24%
Bhivani: 25.24%
Gurugram: 22.80%
Faridabad: 22.09%

12 May 2019, 12:00 PM

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra cast their votes at a polling booth in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya at Lodhi Estate in Delhi.

12 May 2019, 11:48 AM

Estimated voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh till 11 AM: 21.98%

Sultanpur: 25.41%
Domariyaganj: 19.20%
Pratapgarh: 23.13%
Phulpur: 18.20%
Allahabad: 20.02%
Ambedkar Nagar: 25.00%
Shraswati: 21.34%
Basti: 26.39%
Sant Kabir Nagar: 22.90% 
Lalganj: 23.66% 
Azamgarh: 19.80%
Jaunpur: 22.40%
Macchlishahar: 18.40%
Bhadohi:  21.90%

12 May 2019, 11:37 AM

West Bengal: Scuffle between BJP workers and TMC workers at polling booth number 254 in Bankura after BJP alleged rigging by TMC workers.

 

12 May 2019, 11:35 AM

Ghatal BJP candidate Bharti Ghosh’s vehicle seized by police for not having valid documents.

 

12 May 2019, 11:34 AM

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan cast his vote at his ancestral village of Jait, which comes under Vidisha Lok Sabha seat. Chouhan was accompanied by his wife Sadhna Singh and sons Kunal and Kartik.

12 May 2019, 11:30 AM

Union Minister and BJP candidate from Morena, Narendra Singh Tomar, cast his vote and told media that BJP is set to win the Lok Sabha poll and Narendra Modi will become prime minister for the second time.

 

12 May 2019, 11:28 AM

The humane face of Uttar Pradesh police came to fore once again on Sunday as Inspector Randhir Mishra of Dhanghata police station in Sant Kabir Nagar was seen helping the disabled and senior citizens who have come to cast the vote.

 

12 May 2019, 11:20 AM