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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:

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 00:30

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. 

Full list of 59 constituencies going to vote in seventh phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 19

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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, 22:19 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.

19 May 2019, 21:59 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."

19 May 2019, 21:23 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.

19 May 2019, 20:37 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 May 2019, 20:21 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 May 2019, 19:46 PM

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

19 May 2019, 19:32 PM

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

19 May 2019, 19:31 PM

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

19 May 2019, 19:19 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 May 2019, 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 May 2019, 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.

19 May 2019, 18:39 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.

19 May 2019, 18:31 PM

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

19 May 2019, 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. 

19 May 2019, 18:29 PM

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

19 May 2019, 18:26 PM

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

19 May 2019, 18:25 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. 

19 May 2019, 18:23 PM

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

19 May 2019, 18:16 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.

19 May 2019, 18:14 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% 

19 May 2019, 18:11 PM

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

19 May 2019, 17:58 PM

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

19 May 2019, 17:51 PM

# WATCH

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

19 May 2019, 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.

19 May 2019, 17:41 PM

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

19 May 2019, 17:37 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. 

19 May 2019, 17:27 PM

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

19 May 2019, 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".

19 May 2019, 17:19 PM

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

19 May 2019, 17:18 PM

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

19 May 2019, 17:08 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% 

19 May 2019, 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.

19 May 2019, 17:04 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. 

19 May 2019, 17:03 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. 

19 May 2019, 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

19 May 2019, 17:02 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

 

19 May 2019, 16:39 PM

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

19 May 2019, 16:30 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". 

19 May 2019, 16:29 PM

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

19 May 2019, 16:15 PM

* Voter turnout till 3pm:

Jharkhand: 64.81% 
Chandigarg: 50.24%

19 May 2019, 16:14 PM

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

19 May 2019, 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"

19 May 2019, 16:13 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.

19 May 2019, 16:03 PM

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

19 May 2019, 15:54 PM

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

19 May 2019, 15:52 PM

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

19 May 2019, 15:52 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".

19 May 2019, 15:50 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".

19 May 2019, 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". 

19 May 2019, 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.