Lok Sabha Election 2019: Polling ends for all 542 constituencies, 7.27 crore votes cast in 7th phase

Here are all the updates on the election from May 19:

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NEW DELHI: Voting for the marathon seven-phased Lok Sabha elections came to a close on Sunday as 64.26 per cent turnout was recorded in the last phase of polls in 59 seats, which also featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi.

The highest ever voter turnout for a Lok Sabha election at 66.40 per cent was recorded in 2014.

The cumulative turnout for the first six phases stood at 67.34 per cent, which is 1.21 percentage point more than the 2014 figures in corresponding seats. 

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Polling took place in all 13 seats in Punjab and 13 in Uttar Pradesh, nine in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, four in Himachal Pradesh, three in Jharkhand and the lone seat in Chandigarh (UT). Security was beefed up in all the states, with 710 companies of security forces being deployed in West Bengal alone which witnessed violence in all seven phases of the poll.

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Here are all the updates on the election from May 19:

 

19 May 2019
21:59 PM

Himachal Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of 71.73% in the General Elections 2019. It is the highest ever voter turnout in the state.

21:24 PM

Punjab: Workers of Congress and Lok Insaaf Party clashed at Shivpuri Chowk in Ludhiana on Sunday. DCP Ludhiana says, "Workers of 2 political parties had a clash outside Shivpuri booth after which around 250 people blocked the road. We've asked them to file a written complaint."

20:37 PM

The polling station in Chandni Chowk where a repoll was conducted on Sunday recorded a voter turnout of 42.14 per cent, eight points down from May 12.

20:21 PM

Total 62.87% voter turnout till 8 pm in seventh phase of Lok Sabha election: 

Bihar: 53.36%
Himachal Pradesh: 69.73%
Madhya Pradesh: 71.44%
Punjab: 62.45%
Uttar Pradesh: 57.86%
West Bengal: 73.51%
Jharkhand: 71.16%
Chandigarh: 63.57%.

19:46 PM

Vikas Kumar, Patrolling Magistrate, Polling station - 160, Patna: Tejashwi ji couldn't manage to reach to cast his vote, Rabri Devi ji, Misa Bharti and Tej Pratap Yadav cast their votes here today.

19:32 PM

Madhya Pradesh: Earlier visuals of a specially-abled voter who cast his vote with his foot at a polling booth in Indore.

19:31 PM

The voters on Sunday included 3.47 crore women and 3,377 from the third gender.

19:19 PM

The Election Commission says 7.27 crore people voted during the seventh phase of Lok Sabha election. 

19:18 PM

Three government employees have died due to different ailments while performing their poll duties in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, a state election official said.

19:18 PM

Incidents of violence in West Bengal and clashes in Punjab were reported during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, with over 61 per cent turnout being recorded in 59 seats.

19:18 PM

An estimated 53.55 per cent of over 1.52 crore voters exercised their franchise on Sunday in eight Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar in the seventh and final phase of the general election.

18:31 PM

* RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav did not cast his vote. He was enrolled as a voter at booth number 160 in Patna Sahib constituency, which went to polls on Sunday, in the seventh phase of voting in Lok Sabha election.

18:29 PM

68.98% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in Madhya Pradesh. Overall polling percentage likely to increase. 

18:29 PM

65.50% voter turnout recorded in 2019 Lok Sabha election till 5 pm in Himachal Pradesh, in comparison to 65.05% in 2014 election. Overall Polling percentage is likely to go up. 

18:26 PM

Punjab: 60% voter turnout recorded in Punjab. Polling percent expected to rise. 

18:25 PM

Himachal Pradesh: 98-year-old Panjaki Devi cast her vote at booth number 7 in Sarkaghat for Mandi Parliamentary Constituency earlier today. 

18:23 PM

In Bengal, there were reports of miscreants hurling bombs at two other places apart from Bhatpara. However, there were no reports of any injuries. 

18:16 PM

* At least 2,022 anti-social elements arrested for allegedly disturbing the poll process during the seventh phase of voting in West Bengal. 

18:14 PM

* Himachal Pradesh: Prashant Deshta, SDM Nalagarh carried a 78-year-old specially abled woman to a polling station in Nalagarh, to help her exercise her franchise.

18:11 PM

* 60.21% voter turnout recorded till 6 pm:

Bihar: 49.92%
Himachal Pradesh: 66.18%
Madhya Pradesh: 69.38%
Punjab: 58.81%
Uttar Pradesh: 54.37%
West Bengal: 73.05%
Jharkhand: 70.5%
Chandigarh: 63.57% 

18:11 PM

Polling has concluded in 542 parliamentary constituencies across states and union territories: Election Commission

17:51 PM

Over 53 per cent polling was recorded till 5 pm in 13 Lok Sabha seats of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, officials said.

17:50 PM

# WATCH

Himachal Pradesh: A students band welcomed the voters at polling booth no. 76, a model polling station in Solan. 

17:50 PM

# Rampur: Former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and son Vikramaditya Singh after casting their votes for Mandi Parliamentary Constituency earlier today.

17:37 PM

# Polling has concluded in 542 parliamentary constituencies across states and union territories: Election Commission

17:28 PM

* PWD officer Reena Dwivedi, who became an internet sensation, after she was photographed carrying an EVM to a polling booth Lucknow, today cast her vote in Deoria. She was found violating the poll code after she took her car inside the polling centre along with her mobile phone and was not stopped by any government employee. 

17:19 PM

* Polling ends in Jharkhand
Patliputra's Masaudhi and Paliganj
Sasaram's Bhabua, Chainpur, Chenari, Sasaram
Karakat's Dehri, Karakat, Goh, Navinagar

17:19 PM

* BJP writes to Chief Electoral Officer West Bengal, alleging violent incidents in 9 parliamentary constituencies of the state. Letter states, "We have filed 417 complaints to ECI, out of which 227 were resolved, a whooping number of 190 complaints are unresolved".

17:18 PM

* Jharkhand: Polling officials seal EVMs and VVPATs after polling concluded at polling station no. 37 in Dumka.

17:08 PM

* Madhya Pradesh: 3-feet tall Vinita Mehta casts her vote at polling booth no. 212 in Indore for Lok Sabha election 2019  

17:05 PM

* 53.03% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in 7th phase of Lok Sabha election: 

Bihar: 46.75%
Himachal Pradesh: 57.43%
Madhya Pradesh: 59.75%
Punjab: 50.49%
Uttar Pradesh: 47.21%
West Bengal: 64.87%
Jharkhand: 66.64%
Chandigarh: 51.18% 

17:04 PM

* Himachal Pradesh: 40-year-old differently-abled voter Naresh Chand reached polling booth in a palanquin in Nahan arranged by Election Commission to cast his vote for Lok Sabha election.

17:03 PM

* Himachal Pradesh: Prashant Desta, SDM Solan carried a 78-year-old specially abled woman to a polling station in Nalagarh, to help her exercise her franchise. 

17:02 PM

* Kolkata: Anupam Hazra, BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Jadavpur, alleges a special mark was put on TMC's symbol in the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to misguide illiterate and semi-literate voters and indicate them to press that button. 

17:02 PM

* The presiding officer is trying to fool me saying he doesn't know anything. I spoke to a few voters who said the presiding officer was whispering to them that they need to press the button which is inked. It's clearly a pre-planned game: BJP's Anupam Hazra

16:39 PM

* Since morning the torture that BJP workers and CRPF have done during polling in our state, I have never seen it before: Mamata Banerjee after she casts her vote in Kolkata

 

16:30 PM

* Trinamool Congress alleges that central force vandalised their camp by sloganeering Jai Sree Ram.

16:29 PM

Bihar: Locals in Chiriyawan village in Jehanabad boycott polls and protest outside polling booth no. 236 saying, "road nahi to vote nahi. We went to so many offices, but Govt didn't give 'No Objection Certificate'. MLA says our village is not in the map, so why would we vote". 

16:29 PM

* West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee casts her vote for Lok Sabha election 2019 at a polling station in Kolkata.

16:14 PM

* Voter turnout till 3pm:

Jharkhand: 64.81% 
Chandigarg: 50.24%

16:13 PM

Himachal Pradesh: A bridegroom casts his vote at polling booth number 93 in Kullu.

16:13 PM

Bihar: Police official on polling duty allegedly attacked for stopping bogus voting at polling booth 49 in Arrah. ADM (pic3) says,"We received info of stone pelting but there has been no disturbance in voting, some ppl might have tried to create trouble, they've been chased out"

16:03 PM

* Himachal Pradesh: 102-yr old Shyam Saran Negi, firstst voter of Independent India, cast his vote for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Kalpa, Kinnaur earlier today. He was welcomed by officials with traditional folk music. He had cast the first vote in the 1951 general elections.

15:55 PM

* Crude bomb explodes behind a Zee 24 Ghanta reporters in Mathura.

15:52 PM

* Bombs hurled at BHatpara area during ongoing clash between TMC-BJP. Police car vandalised. 

15:52 PM

* Kolkata: Former Indian cricket team Captain Sourav Ganguly cast his vote at a polling booth in Barisha Janakalyan Vidyapith earlier today. 

15:50 PM

* Punjab: One injured following clashes in two groups outside polling booth number 122 in Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda. Police say, "poll violence took place here, one person opened fire. We've recorded statements and registered a case. Polling has resumed".

15:49 PM

* Madhya Pradesh: People of Bhil tribe in Dhal village turn out in large numbers to vote for #LokSabhaElections2019; say, "we have come to vote as we have to select a government. We have a lot of issues like road, water, employment. We are voting for development".

15:47 PM

* Madhya Pradesh: People of Bhil tribe in Dhal village turn out in large numbers to vote for #LokSabhaElections2019; say, "we have come to vote as we have to select a government. We have a lot of issues like road, water, employment. We are voting for development". 

15:47 PM

* West Bengal: Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Trinamool Congress MP from Barasat and candidate from the same constituency, argues with a security personnel at a polling booth in Barasat. 

15:46 PM

* Trinamool Congress candidate from Basirhat, Nusrat Jahan greets people after casting her vote in the constituency. 

15:42 PM

* Patna: Polling was stopped at booth number 101 and 102 in Sarkuna village of Paliganj after a clash broke out between two groups. 

15:42 PM

* Madhya Pradesh: Bride and groom along with their family cast their votes for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 at a polling station in Indore. 

15:16 PM

- Conjoined sisters Saba and Farah cast their votes as separate individuals with independent voting rights for the first time in Bihar.

15:14 PM

-In West Bengal, TMC candidate from Basirhat, Nusrat Jahan greets people after casting her vote in the constituency.

 

15:13 PM

-37 visually-impaired women cast their votes at a polling booth in Green Field school in MP.

 

15:11 PM

Here are some more visuals of re-polling at booth number -32, Daryaganj, Delhi. The Election Commission had declared polls held on May 12 at polling station no 32 of Chandni Chowk Assembly Segment as void. 

 

15:09 PM

WATCH: TMC leader Madan Mitra, party's candidate for the bypoll to Bhatpara Assembly seat, argues with a security personnel at a polling booth in the assembly constituency.

 

15:07 PM

Bride and groom along with their family cast their votes at a polling station in Indore, MP.

 

14:59 PM

Patna: Conjoined sisters Saba and Farah cast their votes as separate individuals with independent voting rights for the first time. 

 

14:38 PM

West Bengal: Trinamool candidate Madan Mitra was allegedly attacked at Kankinara High School in North 24 Parganas' Bhatpara. A Rapid Action Force officer was also injured in the incident. Police lathi-charged to present the situation under control. 

14:27 PM

Bihar: Scuffle breaks out between police and villagers in Patliputra Lok Sabha constituency's Sarkuna village at polling booths 101 and 102. Villagers allegedly attacked the polling stations and broke the EVMs. Police, in self-defense, fired several rounds. Voting has been stopped. Authorities are investigating the incident.

14:27 PM

Punjab: Shiromani Akali Dal workers clashed with Congress workers in Bathinda's Kangar village outside a polling station. Two Akali members got hurt and were admitted in to a Government hospital in Rampura Phul. 

Former state minister Sikandar Singh Maluka alleged that the entire incident took place because of Congress workers' hooliganism. “Power minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar is behind this. On his directions, the Akali workers were attacked. They also vandalised my car, breaking the glass,” he said.

13:42 PM

Bihar: Congress Patna Sahib candidate Shatrughan Sinha, along with his wife Poonam Sinha who's contesting from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat as a Samajwadi Party candidate and sons Luv and Kush, casts their votes at St Severins School in Kadamkuan.

Targetting BJP, Sinha says, "Where will BJP get 300 seats from? Will they buy it from Chorbazaar or Karolbagh?" Sinha supported Nitish Kumar's recent statement, suggesting the EC to reduce the duration of Lok Sabha poll. 

13:36 PM

Voting percentage: 39.85% till 1 pm

Bihar- 36.20%

Himachal Pradesh- 34.47%

Madhya Pradesh-43.89%

Punjab-36.66%

Uttar Pradesh-36.37%

West Bengal- 47.55%

Jharkhand-52.89%

Chandigarh-35.60% 

13:22 PM

West Bengal: Crude bombs allegedly hurled by miscreants at Kolkata's Rabindra Sarani. One voter was injured in the attack. Law enforcement agencies were immediately deployed in the area. 

(Image: Zee 24 Ghanta)

13:21 PM

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh casts his vote at polling booth no. 89 in Patiala. 

13:20 PM

 

13:17 PM

 

13:14 PM

West Bengal: BJP camp office at Basirhat’s Bhyabla vandalised and ransacked. BJP Basirhat candidate Sayantan Basu reached the spot to inspect the situation.

 

 

13:06 PM

West Bengal: Trinamool supports launch agitation against CRPF at Panihati in North 24 Parganas' Dumdum. The party claimed that the CRPF asked them to vote for BJP and ransacked their booth office.

 

13:05 PM

West Bengal: Quick Response Team's van pelted with stones in Barasat's Sason.

12:53 PM

Voting percentage in Bihar till 12:

Arrah: 21.13%

Nalanda: 23.40%

Patna Sahib: 22.86%

Patliputra: 27.40%

Sasaram: 24.30%

Karakat- 25%

Jahanabad- 35%

Buxar: 23%

12:52 PM

 

12:50 PM

Uttar Pradesh: The presiding officer of a polling booth in Gorakhpur while he was on duty early morning Sunday, officials said. Rajaram, 56, was the presiding officer of booth number 381 at Prathmik Vidhyalay Madhopur in Pipraich. The body has been sent for post-mortem.

12:49 PM

Uttar Pradesh: "People are fighting this election for nation's interest and if someone cannot understand this thing, his IQ is questionable. The entire election revolved around Modiji. With big achievements of his government during the last five years, the BJP will win the election," said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was among the early voters in Gorakhpur. 

12:40 PM

"By and large elections have been peaceful in the state, one incident of murder was reported from Tarn Taran but the initial police report says it was a case of personal enmity. Law and order situation is peaceful. We'll beat both BJP and Akali Dal," Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh tells ANI.

 

12:38 PM

Bihar: Two generations of a family pose for a selfie after casting their votes in a polling station in Patna.

12:35 PM

Shyam Saran Negi, the first voter of Independent India, cast his vote in the final phase of Lok Sabha Election.  

12:16 PM

Bihar: Tej Pratap Yadav's security guard heckled media persons at a polling booth in Patna. He is the elder son of former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi.

12:15 PM

West Bengal: Bombs hurled by miscreants at Mathurapur Lok Sabha’s Satpukur area. (Spot Visuals)

12:12 PM

BJP Asansol candidate Babul Supriyo heckled by TMC cadres after he casts his vote at Kolkata North constituency.

 

12:11 PM

12:04 PM

Uttar Pradesh voting percentage at 11 am:

Maharajganj- 26.00%
Gorakhpur- 23.63%
Kushinagar-21.00%
Deoria- 21.40%
Bansgaon- 23.14%
Ghosi- 0.99%
Salempur- 23.69%
Ballia- 21.00%
Ghazipur- 22.88%
Chandauli- 22.42%
Varanasi - 23.10%
Mirzapur- 24.70%
Robertsganj- 20.20%

12:04 PM
11:59 AM

West Bengal: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer Pawan allegedly heckled and beaten up in Jadavpur's Hellen Keller School. 

BJP candidate Anupam Hazra's car was also attacked in the same polling station. 

11:55 AM

BJP candidate Nilanjan Roy's car vandalised. She is contesting from Diamond Harbour.

11:48 AM

West Bengal: BJP Jadavpur candidate Anupam Hazra's vehicle allegdly attacked by Trinamool workers. The car was vandalised and BJP Mandal president injured.

"TMC goons have beaten up a BJP mandal president, a driver and attacked a car. We also rescued our three polling agents. TMC goons were going to carry out rigging at 52 booths. People are eager to vote for BJP but they are not allowing people to vote," Hazra told ANI.

11:33 AM

Total voting percentage in Madhya Pradesh till 11 am: 15.21%

Dewas- 19.21% 

Ujjain - 14.60% 

Mandsaur - 15.98% 

Ratlam - 17.75% 

Dhar - 15.20% 

Indore - 10.84% 

Khargone - 16.09% 

Khandwa - 13.45%

 

11:32 AM

"Congress have brought their goons here from outside. Yesterday, their goons in Mansa conducted checking of cars. We complained to poll officials but no action was taken. In Bhatinda Rural, BJP worker Titu Randhawa was also attacked," Harsimrat Kaur Badal, quotes ANI.

11:31 AM

"Women TMC workers with covered faces are casting proxy votes, it is difficult to establish their identity. When we raised objection to it, they created a ruckus at the polling station," alleges BJP MP candidate Anupam Hazra  at polling booth number 150/137 in Jadavpur: ANI

 

11:26 AM

Trinamool candidate Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar alleged that central forces are threatening party supporters.

Forces, on the other hand, claimed that they only removed unlawful gathering. They further alleged that they were offered money and liquor as bribe.

11:15 AM

Uttar Pradesh: Clashes between BJP and SP workers in UP's Chandauli. A fight broke out over standing in the queue. Police are present at the spot. The situation is now under control. The incident took place in Prahupur booth in Mughalsarai's Kotwali.

11:06 AM

West Bengal: Presiding officer in Baruipur's booth no 251 removed over allegations of a Trinamool leader influencing voters. The party's Barasat candidate, on the other hand, alleged that central forces are putting pressure on the public to vote in favour of the BJP.

Meanwhile, BJP has put up a road blockade on the Basanti Highway, Kolkata. Party's Basirhat candidate Sayantan Basu alleged that voters are not being allowed to cast their votes in polling booth 188 and 189.

In North 24 Parganas' Baranagar, food packets are being distributed to TMC supporters:

11:05 AM

Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur, BJP MP Anurag Thakur, party leader Prem Kumar Dhumal, casts cast their votes.

 

11:05 AM

Madhya Pradesh: A groom exercised his right to vote in Hakimabad village in MP's Sehore. Shyam Parmar along with members of his wedding procession cast their votes on Sunday.

10:56 AM

West Bengal: Left candidate alleges mass scale rigging in Diamond Harbour. The candidate claimed that "goons" are spreading violence and obstructing CPM workers and general people, not letting them vote in booth numbers 34, 35, 46, 47, 48, 52, 54, 55 and 193 in  South 24 Parganas' Falta.

10:46 AM

Voting percentage in Madhya Pradesh till 10 am: 

Dewas- 14.60%

Ujjan- 14.60%

Mandsaur- 14.60%

Ratlam- 12.08%

Dhar- 11.54%

Indore- 10.84%

Khargone- 14.66%

Khandwa- 13.45%

Total: 13.19% 

10:44 AM

Madhya Pradesh: Right before her bidai ceremony, a bride casts her vote in Kurawar village of Ashta Assembly, which falls under Dewas Lok Sabha seat. She was accompanied by her groom, who also voted alongside.

 

 

 

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