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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.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 23:41
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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, 21:21 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

 

29 April 2019, 20:32 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

29 April 2019, 19:28 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.

29 April 2019, 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. 

29 April 2019, 19:21 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.

29 April 2019, 18:56 PM

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

 

29 April 2019, 18:35 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 .   

 

29 April 2019, 18:02 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.

 

29 April 2019, 17:51 PM

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

 

29 April 2019, 17:30 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. 

 

29 April 2019, 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.

29 April 2019, 16:45 PM

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

 

29 April 2019, 16:38 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.''

29 April 2019, 16:36 PM

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

29 April 2019, 16:32 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%. 

29 April 2019, 16:23 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.

29 April 2019, 15:40 PM

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

 

29 April 2019, 15:39 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%

29 April 2019, 15:25 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.

 

 

29 April 2019, 15:21 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%

29 April 2019, 15:12 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.

29 April 2019, 14:32 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.

 

29 April 2019, 14:23 PM

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

29 April 2019, 14:20 PM

Bollywood actor flashes his inked finger after casting his vote:

29 April 2019, 14:03 PM

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

29 April 2019, 14:01 PM

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

29 April 2019, 13:56 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%

29 April 2019, 13:44 PM

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


 

29 April 2019, 13:42 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.

29 April 2019, 13:40 PM

Overall and state-wise estimated poll turnout till noon:

29 April 2019, 13:38 PM

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

29 April 2019, 12:48 PM

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan shows her inked finger.

29 April 2019, 12:33 PM

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

29 April 2019, 12:26 PM

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

 

29 April 2019, 12:01 PM

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:

29 April 2019, 11:47 AM

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

29 April 2019, 11:39 AM

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

 

29 April 2019, 11:34 AM

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

29 April 2019, 11:29 AM

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

29 April 2019, 11:21 AM

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


 

29 April 2019, 11:16 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%

29 April 2019, 11:07 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."

29 April 2019, 10:53 AM

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher casts his vote in Juhu:

29 April 2019, 10:41 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.

29 April 2019, 10:34 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."

29 April 2019, 10:32 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."

29 April 2019, 10:27 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%

29 April 2019, 10:24 AM

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

29 April 2019, 09:54 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.

29 April 2019, 09:48 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%