Lok Sabha election 4th phase updates: Estimated 64% turnout; 1.91 crore first-time voters

While voting in fourth phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 has been largely free of hurdles so far - barring a few cases of EVM glitches, clashes have erupted in West Bengal between BJP and TMC workers.

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After weeks of hectic campaigning, 943 candidates had their fates decided on Monday (April 29) in the fourth phase of voting in the Lok Sabha election 2019. 

Voting took place in 71 parliamentary constituencies in eight states and also in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, where voting is happening in three phases due to security reasons. There are a total of 17 seats in Maharashtra, 13 in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh each, eight in West Bengal, six in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha each, five seats in Bihar and three in Jharkhand.

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There were a number of high-profile candidates in this phase. These included Giriraj Singh, Subhash Bhamre, SS Ahluwalia and Babul Supriyo (BJP), Salman Khurshid (Congress), Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Congress), Kanhaiya Kumar (CPI), Baijayant Panda (BJP), Urmila Matondkar (Congress), Dimple Yadav (Samajwadi Party), Satabdi Roy (TMC) and Milind Deora (Congress).

A total of 12 crore 79 lakh voters exercised their franchise with the Election Commission urging everyone to be part of the democratic process.

Here are updates from Lok Sabha election phase four:

29 April 2019
21:20 PM

Leonard Lakda, a polling official who was on duty at a polling station in Sarango of Gumla, suddenly collapsed and started bleeding. After first aid, Anil Sharma, a CRPF constable took the polling staff on his shoulders and shifted him to nearby Health Centre and saved his life, reports ANI


20:31 PM

The CPM demands re-polls in 280 booths across Birbhum and Bolpur Loksabha constituency, similarly, the BJP demands re-polling in 920 booths in Birbhum and Bolpur Loksabha constituency: Reports

19:27 PM

The estimated polling percentage recorded in Bihar was 58.92%, 9.79% in Jammu and Kashmir, 63.77% in Jharkhand, 66.52% in Madhya Pradesh, 55.88% in Maharashtra, 64.05% in Odisha, 66.44% in Rajasthan, 55.57% in Uttar Pradesh, and 76.59% in West Bengal.

19:26 PM

61.97% votes were polled in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 till 7 PM, according to official data on Election Commission’s Voter Turnout App. 

19:13 PM

The total number of first-time voters in the seven phases of 2019 Lok Sabha election is 1.91 crore, which is 20% more than that what was recorded in 2014, said EC while addressing a press conference after the fourth phase of polling.

18:56 PM

Actors Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol cast their votes at a polling booth in Vile Parle, Mumbai.


18:34 PM

Polling agent dies at an election booth in Rajasthan's Udaipur after he complains of chest pain.

Meanwhile, here's the estimated voter turnout till 5 PM, as EC app Voter Turnout .   


18:01 PM

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and his family cast their votes at a polling booth at Villa Theresa High School on Peddar Road in Mumbai.


17:49 PM

Estimated voter turnout till 5 PM for the 4th phase is 50.6%. Voting is currently underway in 72 constituencies, across 9 states.


17:28 PM

According to ANI, the Election Commission has directed the police to register an FIR against Babul Supriyo, Union Minister and BJP candidate from Asansol Lok Sabha seat, for allegedly trespassing into booth number 199 and threatening a polling agent and an officer. 


17:25 PM

EC registers FIR against Union Minister and BJP candidate from Asansol, Babul Supriyo. A video came to light when Supriyo had entered a 199 booth in Bonabani and threatened the TMC polling agent. The presiding officer confirmed to EC of intimidation by Supriyo.

16:44 PM

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan leave after casting their votes at a polling booth in Bandra, Mumbai. 


16:36 PM

TMC's Derek O'Brien reacts to PM Modi's "40 TMC MLAs in contact with me" remarks, says, ''Expiry Babu PM. Nobody will go with you, not even one councillor. Are you election campaigning or horsetrading, your expiry date is near. Today, we are complaining to EC. Charging you with horsetrading.''

16:33 PM

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's children Sara and Arjun cast their votes for the first time. Tap to read

16:31 PM

Voting ends in Jharkhand's Chatra, Lohardaga and Palamu. Polling was held here between 7 AM to 4 PM.

Here are the voting percentages -  56.17% voting recorded in Chatra, 56.33% in Lohardaga and 56.55% in Palamu till 4 PM.

The overall voting percentage in Jharkhand recorded at 56.37%. 

16:22 PM

Massive clashes erupt between TMC-BJP supporters in Manik Kahar Purv Para in Berhampore constituency. Supporters on both sides hurt, several women also injured, say reports.

15:39 PM

Here are some more visuals of polling which is underway at polling booth number 63 in Bumthan, Qazigund in J&K. 


15:38 PM

Estimated overall voter turnout till 3.34 PM is 49.47%.

State-wise estimated voter turnout is as follows:-

Bihar: 44.07%

Madhya Pradesh: 55.16%

Maharashtra: 41.09%

Jammu and Kashmir: 8.42%

Jharkhand: 56.37%

Rajasthan: 54.04%

Uttar Pradesh: 44.13%

West Bengal: 66.01%

Odisha: 51.54%

15:23 PM

The pace of polling has fallen in many states as the afternoon wears on. This is especially in the states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh where temperatures soar post noon and stay high till dusk.



15:19 PM

Estimated overall voter turnout till 3.20 pm is 46.71%.

State-wise estimated voter turnout is as follows:

Bihar: 44.07%

Madhya Pradesh: 52.40%

Maharashtra: 37.20%

Jammu and Kashmir: 8.42%

Jharkhand: 55.09%

Rajasthan: 50.54%

Uttar Pradesh: 42.78%

West Bengal: 64.84%

Odisha: 45.39%

15:10 PM

Naresh Goyal, former chairman of Jet Airways, casts his vote. He refused to take any questions on the cash-ridden airlines which has stopped all operations.

14:29 PM

Goons hurl crude bombs near three polling booths in Murshidabad's Beldanga (West Bengal), reports Zee News' Soma.

It is reported that locals appealed to cops for help but no action was taken. The bombs may have been hurdled for booth-capturing purposes. Locals also accuse cops of helping the culprits - who had covered their faces - escape.


14:20 PM

Estimated overall and state-wise voter turnout till 2pm:

14:19 PM

Bollywood actor flashes his inked finger after casting his vote:

14:02 PM

Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra, who cast his vote with family members earlier today, appeals to fellow citizens to exercise their franchise:

14:00 PM

Scuffle at booth no. 82 of Rampurhat in Birbhum (West Bengal):

13:53 PM

Estimated overall voter turnout till 1.52pm is 38.49%.

State-wise estimated voter turnout is as follows:

Bihar: 37.71%

Madhya Pradesh: 43.44%

Maharashtra: 29.46%

Jammu and Kashmir: 6.66%

Jharkhand: 44.90%

Rajasthan: 44.53%

Uttar Pradesh: 34.42%

West Bengal: 52.37%

Odisha: 35.79%

13:43 PM

Man comes to vote on a horse in Sirohi district's Aamthala in Rajasthan:


13:41 PM

BJP delegation meets EC officials. Among other issues, the delegation brings up today's poll-related violence in West Bengal.

The delegation reportedly accused state machinery in the state of forcing people to vote in favour of certain political parties.

13:39 PM

Overall and state-wise estimated poll turnout till noon:

13:37 PM

Bollywood actor Salman Khan casts his vote in Bandra. (ANI photo)

12:47 PM

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan shows her inked finger.

12:31 PM

Congress' Priya Duty with husband Owen Roncon after they cast their vote in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

12:22 PM

Zee News' Pooja Mehta reports on the attack on media by locals in Asansol earlier today:


11:56 AM

107-year-old Deepa Gurjar joins family members in casting her vote in Rajasthan's Hajjam Kheri village in a booth six kilometers from her home:

11:45 AM

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut casts her vote. (ANI Photo)

11:36 AM

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and family members after casting their vote in Jodhpur. (PTI photo)


11:33 AM

BJP delegation including Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Vijay Goel and Anil Baluni to meet Election Commission over poll-related violence in West Bengal.

11:24 AM

TMC files a written complaint against Babul Supriyo and alleges that the BJP MP from Asansol misbehaved with TMC polling agent in Jemua.

11:19 AM

Priyanka Chopra Jonas casts her vote in Mumbai. (IANS Photo)


11:14 AM

Overall estimated voter turnout till 11am is 14.59%.

Estimated state-wise turnout:

Bihar: 13.95%

Madhya Pradesh: 18.66%

Maharashtra: 8.15%

Jammu and Kashmir: 3.69%

Jharkhand: 20.87%

Rajasthan: 15.08%

Uttar Pradesh: 17.69%

West Bengal: 21.69%

Odisha: 10%

11:04 AM

Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra casts his vote along with family members at Cuff Parade in Mumbai.

Development and welfare of the country, security all these things are the key issues," he says. "The youth of the country know what they want and I think they must have voted based on that. Whoever wins this election will be elected by the youth of the country."

10:51 AM

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher casts his vote in Juhu:

10:39 AM

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre casts her vote.

"I urge everyone to come out to vote. It is absolutely necessary, each vote counts," she says.

10:33 AM

Union minister Piyush Goyal condemns poll-related violence in West Bengal.

"The people of West Bengal are showing tremendous courage in coming out to vote despite the state government's efforts to create an atmosphere of fear and panic. The state government there has completely failed. I won't be surprised if BJP wins more than 30 seats here."

10:30 AM

BJP MP Babul Supriyo alleges that TMC workers have been trying to influence voters in Asansol.

"There is enough proof that voters here were either being influenced to vote in a particular way or being forced to. TMC workers have also been stopping some people from voting when they refused to be directed," he says. "This is happening all over West Bengal but mostly in Asansol. Here, polling agents have not been allowed to leave their homes."

10:24 AM

Overall estimated voter turnout till 10am is 10.42%.

Estimated state-wise turnout:

Bihar: 10.76%

Madhya Pradesh: 11.45%

Maharashtra: 6.66%

Jammu and Kashmir: 0.68%

Jharkhand: 12%

Rajasthan: 12.22%

Uttar Pradesh: 9.87%

West Bengal: 16.89%

Odisha: 8.34%

10:22 AM

Bollywood actor Amir Khan and wife Kiran Rao after casting their vote. (ANI Photo)

09:51 AM

Zee 24 Ghanta reports that the Election Commission has asked for a report on the clashes between TMC and BJP workers in West Bengal's Jemua earlier today. The situation here is still extremely tense even as violence has erupted in Asansol.

09:45 AM

Overall estimated voter turnout till 9am is 10.25%.

Estimated state-wise turnout:

Bihar: 10.76%

Madhya Pradesh: 11.11%

Maharashtra: 5.87%

Jammu and Kashmir: 0.61%

Jharkhand: 12%

Rajasthan: 11.20%

Uttar Pradesh: 9.01%

West Bengal: 16.89%

Odisha: 8.34%

09:44 AM

Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit casts her vote at a polling booth in Juhu. (Photo: ANI)

09:35 AM

Zee News correspondent Pooja Mehta attacked by locals in Asansol, her car has been vandalised.

Situation here is extremely tense as polling has taken a violent turn.

09:28 AM

Zee News' Pooja Mehta reports that Babul Supriyo got into a war of words after alleging that TMC workers were rigging votes in booth 283 in Asansol.



09:22 AM

Babul Supriyo's car vandalised in Asansol.

09:17 AM

Bihar sees a provisional voter turnout of 7.92% in the first hour of voting.

Samastipur: 6.89%

Begusarai: 7%

Ujiarpur: 6.78%

Darbhanga: 9.35%

Munger: 9.50%

09:14 AM

Tentative overall voter turnout at 9.10am is 1.91%.

09:07 AM

Supporters of Lalan Singh reportedly prevent voters from casting their vote in booth number 313 in Lakhisari district's Fatehpur village (Bihar). Police officials reportedly fail to take any action.

Lalan Singh is a JDU candidate and minister in the Nitish Kumar government.

08:51 AM

Breaking news: A massive clash breaks out between TMC and BJP cadres at Jemua while voters were observing a poll boycott. Police resort to lathicharge. RAF rushed to the spot.

08:44 AM

Voting begins after a 90-minute delay in six booths in Kannauj - 35, 110, 141, 160, 161, 444.

08:41 AM

Congress' Urmila Matondkar casts her vote in Bandra:

08:32 AM

Too busy watching Game of Thrones instead of voting? Here's why that is a bad idea:


08:27 AM

Balaghat shows the way!

Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh saw people lining up outside polling booths from 6am. People here tell Zee News that local issues are key considerations for them here.

08:25 AM

Kanhaiya Kumar, CPI(M) candidate from Begusarai, arrives to cast his vote.

"Those who have maligned the image of Begusarari will be punished by voters," he says. He is taking on Giriraj Singh of BJP here.

08:19 AM

ASI dies of heart attack during poll duty in MP's Sidhi district.

08:12 AM

Pandabesar, Asansol: Villagers boycott voting in two polling booths in - 222, 226. They are demanding deployment of central forces here.

07:56 AM

Ravi Kishan, BJP MP candidate from UP's Gorakhpur, casts his vote in Goregaon:

07:54 AM

A green initiative!

Voters in Thane's Sakhi voting booth are being thanked for exercising their franchise with a potted plant. Voters here say they are extremely pleased with this initiative of the EC as it will not only encourage more people to come and vote but also spread awareness about the importance of plants.

07:47 AM

Bollywood actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal seen outside a polling booth in Juhu:

07:45 AM

Veteran Bollywood actress Rekha arrives in Bandra to cast her vote:

07:44 AM

Poonam Mahajan, BJP MP Candidate from Mumbai North Central, casts her vote:

07:43 AM

Voting yet to start in booth number 159 in Etawah's Janata College (Ashok Nagar). It is reported that the EVM here is not functioning. 

07:41 AM

BJP's Gopal Shetty casts his vote along with members of his family. He is contesting the election from Mumbai North against Congress' Urmila Matondkar. Previously, he had defeated Sanjay Nirupam from here - back in 2014.

07:34 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das joins fellow citizens to cast vote:



07:33 AM

ANI reports that the voting process in Hamirpur's booth number 111 has halted due to an EVM malfunction.

07:31 AM

Samajwadi Party cries foul, says many of its leaders in Kannauj were put under house arrest on Sunday night.

The party is expected to lodge a complaint with the Election Commission.

07:27 AM

Former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje casts her vote:



07:24 AM

Anil Ambani joins the early risers in Mumbai to cast his vote:


07:21 AM

ANI reports that voting is yet to begin at booth number 286/184 and 286/185 in Bolpur (West Bengal) after a glitch in EVM was detected.

07:20 AM

Enthusiastic voters line up in the morning hours to cast their vote in  Borivali west of North Mumbai seat:

07:18 AM

Voting has not yet begun in two booths in Kannauj.

Voting has not started in Chhibramau's booth numbers 160 and 161 due to technical problems with the EVMs here.

07:13 AM

Giriraj Singh casts his vote in Nawada. He is up against Kanhaiya Kumar (CPI(M)) in Bihar's Begusarai.



06:59 AM

Seeking divine intervention:



06:55 AM

Voting in fourth phase of Lok Sabha 2019 begins:



06:49 AM

Some of the key battles to watch out for today are:

Urmila Matondkar (Congress) vs Gopal Shetty (BJP) in Mumbai North

Sriprakash Jaiswal (Congress) vs Satyadev Pachauri (BJP) vs Ram Kumar (SP) in Kanpur

Milind Deora (Congress) vs Arvind Sawant (Shiv Sena) vs Suresh Kumar Gautam (BSP) in Mumbai South

Kanhaiya Kumar (CPI(M)) vs Giriraj Singh (BJP) vs Tanweer Hassan (RJD) in Begusarai

Satabdi Roy (Trinamool Congress) vs Dudh Kumar Mondal (BJP) vs Imam Hossain (Congress) vs Rezaul Karim (CPIM) in Birbhum

06:43 AM

Eight seats in West Bengal will see polling today. The state has witnessed sporadic incidents of violence in the first three phases and the Election Commission has paid special attention to security arrangements in place here in the fourth phase.

06:40 AM

Click here to know about all the constituencies going to vote today.

06:37 AM

If you are among the 12 crore voters eligible to vote today, click here to find out the valid document(s) you need to exercise your franchise.

06:24 AM

Polling stations and officers in charge for conducting polling are ready to welcome voters:








06:23 AM

Mock polling has been started to test preparations at many polling stations which will welcome voters today.

06:17 AM

As many as 13 constituencies will vote in Rajasthan today.

Here is when some of the many key political leaders are expected to cast their vote:

BJP's Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at 11am in Jodhpur

Congress' Raghuveer Meena at 1pm in Parsad

Arjun Lal Meena of BJP at 9am in Salumbar

Devji Mansingram Patel of BJP at 7am in Jajoosan

Congress' Manvendra Singh at 8.30am in Mewa Nagar

06:13 AM

All constituencies in Mumbai will vote today. The city that never sleeps will pause to ensure that it participates in the democratic process.

Here is where some important face of the city will cast their vote:

Adi Godrej- Gopi Birla Memorial Public School, Malabar Hill

Kumar Mangalam Birla- Activity High School

Anil Ambani - GD Somani

Mukesh Ambani-Vila Teresa Convent School

Priya Dutt - St Anne's High School 

Uddhav Thackeray - NavJeevan Vidya Mandir School

Ramdas Athawale - Navjivan Vidyamandir 

Milind Deora - Activity School

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