Elections

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Voter Turnout Over 62% For Phase 3 Polling, Assam Sees Highest Turnout | Highlights

Lok Sabha Elections Phase 3 Voting: Over 60 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 5 PM in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections currently underway in 93 parliamentary constituencies across 11 states and Union Territories. Assam recorded the highest turnout at 74.86% followed by West Bengal at 73.93% while Maharashtra witnessed the lowest at 53.63%, with Bihar doing slightly better at 56.01%. In other news, the EC on Tuesday directed microblogging platform X to take down an animated video shared by Karnataka BJP on the Muslim reservation row. The Congress had filed an FIR against BJP President JP Nadda, IT cell head Amit Malviya, and the party's Karnataka unit chief BY Vijayendra on Sunday in connection with this matter.

Lok Sabha elections or general elections 2024 in India are taking place in seven phases - April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13, May 20, May 25, and June 1. PTI images

Lok Sabha Elections Phase 3 Voting: 10.81% Turnout So Far

Hello, readers! Voting for Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 is underway in 93 constituencies across 11 states and Union Territories. As per the figures by the Election Commission of India (EC), West Bengal is leading the polling chart with over 15 percent turnout at 9 am. The approximate voter turnout stands at 10.81 per cent.

As we go ahead with Lok Sabha Phase 3 voting updates in this live blog, check out the previous top updates here.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Voter Turnout At 9 AM

  • Assam- 10.12%

  • Bihar- 10.03%

  • Chhattisgarh- 13.24 %

  • Dadra & Nagar Haveli And Daman & Diu- 10.13 %

  • Goa- 11.83%

  • Gujarat- 9.83%

  • Karnataka- 9.45%

  • Madhya Pradesh- 14.07%

  • Maharashtra- 6.64%

  • Uttar Pradesh- 11.13%

  • West Bengal- 14.60%

Gujarat Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Amit Shah Casts Vote

Union Home Minister and BJP candidate from Gandhinagar constituency Amit Shah was seen showing the indelible ink on his finger after casting his vote at a polling booth in Ahmedabad.

Gujarat Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: PM Modi Casts Vote

PM Narendra Modi casted his vote at the Nishan Higher Secondary School polling booth in Ranip, Gujarat. He reached the polling booth soon after the polling began at 7 am.

"Today is the third phase of voting. There is great importance of 'Daan' in our country and in the same spirit, the countrymen should vote as much as possible. 4 rounds of voting are still ahead. As a voter in Gujarat, this is the only place where I vote regularly and Amit Bhai is contesting from here as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate", the prime minister told reporters after casting vote.

'Election To Defeat Unemployment, Inflation...': Priyanka Gandhi Urges People To Vote

In a post in Hindi on X, Priyanka Gandhi said, "Dear people of the country, this election is an election to protect democracy and the Constitution of the country. This is an election to defeat historic unemployment, rampant inflation, institutional corruption and economic crisis."

"Every single vote is important. Vote after giving it a deep thought and in large numbers, using your discretion. Vote for the future of you and your children," the Congress general secretary said.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE News : What is NOTA

None of the Above (NOTA) in EVMs is an option for voters who do not wish to cast vote for any candidate. On the Ballot Units (BU), below the name of the last candidate, there is a button for NOTA option which allows voters who do not want to vote for any of the candidates to exercise the option.

Similarly, Postal Ballot Papers also have a NOTA Panel after the name of the last candidate. The symbol for NOTA as given below will be printed against the NOTA Panel.

Lok Sabha Elections Phase 3 Voting : How To Check Your Polling Booth

A voter can check the EPIC number on their Voter ID card to find out which polling booth they are supposed to vote at.

What is EPIC number?

The Election Photo ID Card (EPIC), also known as the Voter ID card, has a unique 10-digit alpha-numeric code which is assigned by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The number is a proof that you are a registered voter.

On any Voter ID card, the EPIC code is on the front. One can also get the EPIC number from the National Voters' Service Portal (NVSP).

How to find EPIC number online?

  • Open the official NVSP portal.

  • Under ‘Services’, click on ‘Search in Electoral Roll'.

  • Select ‘Search by Details’ or ‘Search by Mobile’.

  • Fill the required details in to see the EPIC code.

How To Find Polling Booth With EPIC Number?

  • Visit electoralsearch.eci.gov.in.

  • Enter the EPIC code, state, captcha code, and click ‘Search.’

  • The booth details will be displayed on the screen of your device.

Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Congress Chief Kharge Casts Vote

Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge casts his vote at a polling station in Gundugurthi village in Kalaburagi. Congress has filed Radhakrishna from Kalaburagi constituency and BJP has fielded Umesh G Jadhav.

Maharashtra Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Supriya Sule Casts Vote In Baramati

NCP-SCP candidate from Baramati Lok Sabha seat, Supriya Sule casts her vote at a polling booth in Baramati NCP has fielded Sunetra Pawar, wife of Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar from Baramati.

"I would just very humbly appeal to the voters to make sure that the entire election process from Kashmir to Kanniyakumari is smooth, no misuse of power or muscle or money should be there. Elections must be fair, just and peaceful all over India...", Sule told reporters.

Gujarat Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Voted For A 'Viksit Bharat', Says Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Union Minister and BJP candidate from Gujarat's Porbandar seat Mansukh Mandaviya castd his vote at a polling booth in Bhavnagar.

"I have voted in the 'mahaparv' of democracy for development, for a 'viksit Bharat' and make Modi the prime minister for the third time. There is an excitement in entire Gujarat, and on its basis, I can say that the BJP will win over 370 seats and the NDA 400 plus seats," said Mansukh Mandaviya after casting his vote.

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav Reaches Polling Booth 

Samajwadi Party (SP) President and party candidate from Kannauj Lok Sabha seat Akhilesh Yadav and party candidate from Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat Dimple Yadav reach polling booth to cast their votes in UP's Saifai.

Remove Fake Content Within 3 Hours: EC Directs Political Parties

The Election Commission (EC) on Monday directed political parties to remove fake content from their social media platforms within three hours of such content being brought to their notice.

This is part of directives issued by the poll panel to political parties for responsible and ethical use of social media in election campaigning to ensure a level playing field for all stakeholders after taking cognisance of certain violations by them.

Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections Voting LIVE: 9.45% Polling Till 9 AM

Approximately 9.45 per cent voter turnout was logged in Karnataka during the first two hours since voting began for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections. This is the second phase of voting in Karnataka and 14 of the 28 seats are in the fray. The other 14 seats went to polls in the second phase on April 26.

Queues were seen at polling booths in most of these Lok Sabha segments in the northern districts of state with voters, mostly senior citizens, morning walkers and joggers, lining up to cast their votes early, with temperature expected to rise as the day progresses.

Out of 14 segments that are going to polls today, highest turnout of 11.39 per cent was recorded in Shimoga, followed by Uttara Kannada at 11.07 per cent, and least 8.27 per cent in Raichur.

Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections Voting LIVE: Congress Chief Kharge Casts Vote

Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge casts his vote at a polling station in Gundugurthi village in Karnataka's Kalaburagi. Congress has fielded filed Radhakrishna from Kalaburagi constituency and BJP has fielded Umesh G Jadhav.

"I have been casting votes for the last 50 years...In Karnataka, we are going to get a majority, as per the reports of DK Shivakumar. The Bengaluru seat was a little tough for us but we will get clarity once more data is received...", Kharge told reporters.

Maharashtra Lok Sabha Elections Voting LIVE: Actor Riteish Dekshmukh, Wife Genelia At Polling Booth

Actor Riteish Deshmukh and his wife Genelia Deshmukh were among the voters in Maharashtra on Tuesday during the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024. They cast votes at a polling booth in Latur. NDA has fielded sitting MP Sudhakar Tukaram Shrangare against INDIA Alliance's Kalge Shivaji Bandappa.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Voter Turnout Percentage At 11 AM 

  • Assam- 27.34%

  • Bihar- 24.41%

  • Chhattisgarh- 29.90%

  • Dadra & Nagar Haveli And Daman & Diu- 24.69%

  • Goa- 30.94%

  • Karnataka- 24.48%

  • Madhya Pradesh- 30.21%

  • Maharashtra- 18.18 %

  • Uttar Pradesh- 26.12%

  • West Bengal- 32.82%

Gujarat Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE News: Today Is 'Mahaparv' Of Democracy, Says Gautam Adani

Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani and Adani Foundation Chairperson Priti Adani cast their votes in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

"Today, it is 'Mahaparv' of democracy. I appeal everyone to come out and vote to make democracy win," said Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani after casting his vote in Ahmedabad

'Congress’ Love For Pakistan Reaches Its Peak....': PM Modi Slams Opposition 

While addressing a public meeting in Madhya Pradesh, PM Mdi said, “There is a competition among Congress leaders for talking anti-national things. Congress’ love for Pakistan reaches its peak after every phase of the election. Their statements are shocking. Congress’ former CM earlier said that our Army does terrorist attacks and Pakistan is innocent. Will anyone accept such statements? Congress’ another senior leader said that Pakistan wasn’t involved in the Mumbai terror attack. Will anyone trust this? I would ask Congress' 'shehzade' (referring to Rahul Gandhi) what're the intentions of their leaders? 'Congress ka haath, Pakistan ke saath'. I am not saying this. You all are saying this.”

India General Election 2024 LIVE: Gujarat Cong Candidate Mumtaz Patel Casts Vote In Bharuch

Congress leader Mumtaz Patel casts her vote at a polling booth in Bharuch. BJP's sitting MP Mansukhbhai Vasava is contesting against Aam Aadmi Party's Chaitar Vasava.

"I request the citizens to exercise their right to vote... In the last 10 years, we have seen the BJP government. We have seen the trailer. We don't want a dictatorship in the future...",she told reporters.

Karnataka Elections 2024 LIVE: Two Govt Servants On Poll Duty Die After Heart Attack

Two government servants on Lok Sabha poll duty died in Karnataka following heart attacks, sources in the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

The two officers have identified as 48-year-old Govindappa Siddapura, headmaster of a government school and 32-year-old Assistant Agriculture Officer Anand Telang.

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: Villagers Boycott Polls In Hathras Over Lack Of Amenities

Amid the phase 3 voting of the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, voters of one of the villages in UP’s Hathras have boycotted the polls over lack of amenities. Here’s what the Sarpanch of the village said.

“The road was built in 2000. Now, there are potholes and we face difficulties in commuting. We are with the people of the village. We were told that it would get built after the Assembly election but that didn’t happen. We complained to the CM, MLA, and MP. There is no water availability in schools."

Ex-Congress Leaders Radhika Khera, Shekhar Suman Join BJP

Former Congress leaders Radhika Khera and actor Shekhar Suman join BJP. Radhika Khera recently left the Congress party citing 'harassment' by party leaders.

In Other News | 'Such Incident Shouldn't Have Happened': HD Kumaraswamy In Prajwal Revanna Case  

On alliance with the BJP amid the escalating row over 'obscene videos' case involving JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, former Karnataka CM and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy said, "I can't say what decision BJP will take, it's up to them. My statement is that such an incident shouldn't have happened in the country. Whoever is responsible, must be dealt with properly."

India General Elections 2024 LIVE: Voter Turnout Percentage At 1 PM

  • Assam- 45.88%

  • Bihar- 36.69%

  • Chhattisgarh- 46.14%

  • Dadra & Nagar Haveli And Daman & Diu- 39.94%

  • Goa- 49.04%

  • Gujarat- 37.83%

  • Karnataka- 41.59%

  • Madhya Pradesh- 44.67%

  • Maharashtra- 31.55%

  • Uttar Pradesh- 38.12%

  • West Bengal- 49.27%

'This Election Is Crucial For Dalits....': Rahul Gandhi In Jharkhand 

Addressing a public rally in Jharkhand's Singhbhum, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said,"This election is crucial for the future of Dalits, Adivasis and backwards. Congress, INDIA alliance, Champai Soren and Hemant Soren - all of us are fighting these elections unitedly to save the Constitution. This is not an ordinary book, this is the Constitution - the voice of Adivasis, Dalits, backwards and poor."

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Congress Fields Sher Singh Ghubaya From Firozpur

As per an official notice issued by the All India Congress Committee, Congress has fielded Sher Singh Ghubaya as its candidate from the seat of Firozpur in Punjab

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election Voting LIVE: Voter Turnout Till 1 PM

A voter turnout of 37.83 per cent was recorded till 1 pm in 25 Lok Sabha seats of Gujarat in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday, an Election Commission (EC) official said.

As many as 265 candidates are in the fray for 25 out of 26 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged the Surat seat unopposed after eight out of nine eligible candidates withdrew their nomination forms. BJP candidate Mukesh Dalal was declared the winner.

"An average 37.83 per cent voter turnout was recorded between 7 am and 1 pm in Gujarat," the official said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Chief Electoral Officer for Gujarat, P Bharathi were among the early voters.

West Bengal Lok Sabha Election Voting: Clashes Reported In Jangipur

Clashes were reported in West Bengal's Jangipur following a heated altercation between BJP candidate Dhananjay Ghosh and a local Trinamool Congress worker at a polling booth on Tuesday, an indiatoday.in report said.

The TMC accused the BJP candidate of trying to influence voters.

In the Uttar Malda constituency, unidentified men reportedly threw a crude bomb at a polling station in Ratua. No injuries were reported.

India General Elections: India's Lok Sabha Elections, World's Largest Democratic Excercise, In Numbers

India's mega Lok Sabha elections 2024 commenced April 19 with the first of the seven phases of voting taking place to elect the 543 members of the 18th Lok Sabha and decide whether the Narendra Modi-led NDA government will come to power at the Centre for a consecutive third term or if the Opposition, which has united under a bloc called 'INDIA',  will remove the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led dispensation from the central government position.

The Lok Sabha elections are taking place in seven phases - April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13, May 20, May 25 and June 1. The counting of votes scheduled for June 4. READ FULL STORY

Assam Lok Sabha Elections Voting LIVE: CM Sarma Stands In Queue To Vote

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was seen standing in a queue at a polling booth in Barpeta Parliamentary Constituency to cast his vote in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024.

NDA has fielded Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) candidate Phani Bhusan Choudhury against Congress' Deep Bayan.

PM Modi: 'Phase 1 Sealed Fate, Phase 2 Decimated Remains Of Alliance'

Saying that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was well on course to return for a third, straight term at the Centre under his leadership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the country would decide in favour of 'Phir ek baar Modi Sarkar'.

In a jibe at the Opposition bloc--INDIA, PM Modi said its fate was sealed in the opening phase, it was decimated in the second phase and whatever remains of the alliance would be wiped clean in the ongoing third phase of polling.

Phase 3 Voter Turnout At 3 PM: 50.71% Polling Recorded

According to EC figures, the approximate voter turnout at 3 pm in the Phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections 2024 stood at 50.71 per cent, with highest polling recorded in West Bengal - 63.11 per cent.

Karnataka Voter Turnout At 3 PM: 54.20% Polling Recorded

Karnataka has recorded an approximate voter turnout of 54.20 per cent till 3 pm in the third phase of the Lok Sabhe elections 2024. Voting kicked off for 14 of the Lok Sabha 28 seats in Karnataka at 7 am on Tuesday.

Phase 3 Voter Turnout At 3 PM: Polling In All States 

According to EC figures, the approximate voter turnout at 3 pm in the Phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections 2024 stood at 50.71 per cent, with highest polling recorded in West Bengal - 63.11 per cent.

Here's A State-wise breakup Of Voter Turnout For All 11 States Voting In Phase 3

  1. Assam: 63.08 per cent

  2. Bihar: 46.69 per cent

  3. Chhattisgarh: 58.19 per cent

  4. Dafra & Nagar Haveli And Daman & Diu: 52.43 per cent

  5. Goa: 61.39 per cent

  6. Gujarat: 47.03 per cent

  7. Karnataka: 54.20 per cent

  8. Madhya Pradesh: 54.09 per cent

  9. Maharashtra: 42.63 per cent

  10. Uttar Pradesh: 46.78 per cent

  11. West Bengal: 63.11 per cent

West Bengal Voter Turnout: 63.11% Polling Till 3 PM In Third Phase

A voter turnout of 63.11 per cent was recorded till 3 pm in four Lok Sabha seats of West Bengal in the third phase of the general elections on Tuesday, a poll official said.

According to the official, Murshidabad registered the highest voter turnout with 65.40 per cent followed by Maldaha Dakshin (62.90), Jangipur (62.57), and Maldaha Uttar (61.50).

Bhagawangola assembly seat in Murshidabad district, where a bypoll is underway, recorded a turnout of 61.18 per cent till 3pm, the official said.

Lok Sabha Elections News: Lalu Prasad Sparks Row With 'Full Reservation For Muslims' Remark

Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad triggered a controversy after he favoured "poora" (complete) reservation for Muslims, inviting criticism from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP and its former ally JD(U).

Speaking to the media in Patna, Lalu Yadav alleged that the ruling BJP wanted to do away with reservations by scrapping the Constitution. "Reservation toh milna chahiye Musalmano ko, poora... They (BJP) want to finish off the Constitution and democracy of the country," the RJD supremo said.

Addressing a rally on Tuesday, PM Modi said "dangerous conspiracy of Congress and INDI Alliance was exposed" with Lalu Yadav's statement.

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's remarks on Muslim quota have made it clear that if voted to power, the INDIA bloc will provide reservation to the minority community by making changes in the Constitution's fundamental structure, the BJP charged on Tuesday.

"Lalu Prasad Yadav said that full reservation should be provided to Muslims. This word, 'pura ka pura' (full), used by him in his statement, is very serious. This makes it clear that they (INDIA bloc) want to provide reservation to Muslims from the share of SCs, STs and OBCs," BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said.

UP Lok Sabha Election Phase 3 Voting: 46.78% Turnout Till 3 PM

Over 46 per cent polling was recorded till 3 pm in the Phase 3 voting for Lok Sabha election being held for 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.

Agra witnessed 43.67 per cent polling, Aonla 46.75 per cent, Budaun 45.44 per cent, Bareilly 45.96 per cent, Etah 48.93 per cent, Fatehpur Sikri 46.18 per cent, Firozabad 47.80 per cent, Hathras 44.63 per cent, Mainpuri 46.80 per cent and Sambhal 52.24 per cent, the Election Commission (EC) said.

By 3 pm, 46.78 per cent votes were cast. Voting began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. More than 1.89 crore voters are eligible to vote in these 10 constituencies.

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election Phase 3 Voting: 47.03% Turnout Till 3 PM

Gujarat has recorded a voter turnout of 47.03 per cent till 3 pm in Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha elections 2024. A total of 25 Lok Sabha seats of Gujarat are voting in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had scored its first victory in Lok Sabha elections from Surat without contest after eight out of nine candidates withdrew from the fray and the nomination form of the Congress candidate was rejected.

"An average 47.03 per cent voter turnout was recorded between 7 am and 3 pm in Gujarat," the official said.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Voting: Do We Need Voter Slip To Cast Vote?

With the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 taking place, the Election Commission of India has issued voter slips and sent them to the houses of the eligible voters. However, not all eligible voters have received their voter slips.

With several voters yet to receive their voter slips, a common question arises - can I still cast a vote in the elections without a slip?

The answer is YES. Eligible voters can vote without the slips if their name is mentioned on the electoral roll.

Voters can check whether their name is mentioned on the electoral roll on the official website of the Election Commission of India - electoralsearch.eci.gov.in.

PM Modi In Maharashtra: 'Congress Siding With Kasab' 

Prime Minister was addressing an election rally in Maharashtra on Tuesday where he slammed the Congress and said the party was "siding with Kasab'. PM Modi was referring to Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Vijay Wadettiwar's remark that former state anti-terrorism squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare was not killed by Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Top Quotes From PM Modi's Maharashtra Rally

"Congress siding with Ajmal Kasab"

"Dangerous conspiracy of Congress and INDI alliance exposed": PM Modi on Lalu Prasad’s remarks about reservation for Muslims.

"When it comes to issues of the poor, Congress buries its head in sand like an ostrich"

"INDI alliance busy in appeasing its vote bank, Congress manifesto reflects Muslim League"

"Polling in 3rd phase has made it clear that June 4 is “expiry date” of INDI alliance"

Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election News: Man Killed Outside Polling Booth

A 27-year-old man was killed and his friend injured in a knife attack outside a polling booth in Maharashtra's Dharashiv district, where polling is underway in the third phase of the general election on Tuesday, police said.

The attack was due to personal enmity and had nothing to do with the elections, news agency PTI quoted an official as saying.

The incident occurred outside the polling booth in Patsangvi village of Bhoom tehsil around 11.30 am, he said.

India General Elections: Rahul Vows To Scrap Agniveer Scheme, Implement 'Sarna' Religious Code For Tribals

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday vowed to scrap the Agniveer scheme if the INDIA bloc is voted to power, alleging that it was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and not by the Army.

Rahul also promised to amend the GST and bring out a separate Sarna religious code for tribals.

"INDIA bloc will scrap the Agniveer scheme, a scheme brought by Modi and not by the Army. We do not want to differentiate between martyrs. Anyone sacrificing for the nation should be attributed martyr status, should be given pension," he said at an election rally in Jharkhand's Gumla.

India General Elections: PM Modi Tells Reason Behind 400-Seat Goal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he wants the BJP-led NDA to win 400 seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls to ensure the Congress does not bring back Article 370 in Kashmir and put a "Babri lock" on the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Addressing an election rally at Dhar in Madhya Pradesh, Modi also accused the Congress of belittling Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, adding the opposition party has started saying he had a very little role in framing the Constitution.

"The truth is that the Congress parivar deeply hates Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar,” Modi said.

The PM said the Congress is spreading rumours that if he gets 400 Lok Sabha seats, he will change the Constitution.

(Via PTI)

India General Elections: Sonia Gandhi Releases Video Message

In a video on Tuesday, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi said her party and INDIA bloc is committed to defend Constitution and democracy.

"Reject proponents of lies and hatred, vote for Congress for brighter and more equal future for all," Sonia Gandhi said in an appeal to voters.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Voting Time

Voting for all the seven phases of Lok Sabha elections 2024 will commence at 7 am and conclude at 6 pm. Lok Sabha elections or general elections 2024 in India are taking place in seven phases - April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13, May 20, May 25, and June 1.

Counting of votes will take place on June 4.

Goa Lok Sabha Election Voting LIVE: Turnout Till 3 PM

A voter turnout of 61 per cent was witnessed in the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Goa till 3 pm in the third phase of the general elections on Tuesday. As per data shared by the election authorities, 61.28 per cent of voters exercised their franchise in North Goa, while 61.5 per cent turnout was recorded in South Goa.

Polling at 1,725 centres, 863 in North Goa and 862 in South Goa, began at 7 am.

General Elections 2024: EC Asks X To Take Down Animated Video Shared By BJP On Muslim Quota Row

Election Commission has directed microblogging platform X to take down animated video shared by Karnataka BJP on Muslim reservation row. The Congress had filed an FIR against BJP President JP Nadda, IT cell head Amit Malviya, and the party's Karnataka unit chief BY Vijayendra on Sunday in connection with this matter.

The video shared by BJP targeted Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Siddaramaiah in line with the party's claim that the grand old party aims to distribute wealth among Muslims by snatching the rights of SCs, STs and OBCs.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Voter Turnout As of 5 PM

As per the Election Commission of India, the voter turnout for 5 PM for Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha Elections stood at 60.19 percent. As per the approximate trend, Assam has reported the highest voter turnout of 74.86 percent.

Turnout As of 5 PM for Phase 3 As Per ECI -

  • Assam - 74.86%

  • Bihar - 56.01%

  • Chhattisgarh - 66.87%

  • Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu - 65.23%

  • Goa - 72.52%

  • Gujarat - 55.22%

  • Karnataka - 66.05%

  • Madhya Pradesh - 62.28%

  • Maharashtra - 53.40%

  • Uttar Pradesh - 55.13%

  • West Bengal - 73.93%

In Other News | Supreme Court Defers Hearing On Arvind Kejriwal's Bail Plea

Supreme Court of India did not deliver any order on Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal's plea challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate. The top court has likely deferred the order to May 9.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Delhi Reports 1.5 Crore Eligible Voters

Over 1.5 crore voters in the national capital, more than 8.85 lakh voters from last polls are eligible to vote on May 25, election officials said on Tuesday.

As per a PTI report, P Krishnamurthy, the Chief Electoral Officer Delhi, said amongst the voters, 2.52 lakh are first-time voters.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 3: Voter Turnout Touches 61%

As per the Election Commission of India, the approximate voter turnout for Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha Elections has touched 61 percent. The poll body has recorded a voter turnout of 60.82 percent.

Of all the states that went to the polls today, Assam reported the highest voter turnout of 75.01 percent.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 3: State-wise Voter Turnout 

  • Assam - 75.01 percent

  • Bihar - 56.55 percent

  • Chhattisgarh - 66.99 percent

  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu - 65.23 percent

  • Goa - 74.07 percent

  • Gujarat - 56.34 percent

  • Karnataka - 67.08 percent

  • Madhya Pradesh - 68.82 percent

  • Maharashtra - 54.09 percent

  • Uttar Pradesh - 57.21 percent

  • West Bengal - 73.93 percent

BJP Bribed Voters Through Digital Payment, Alleges Karnataka Minister Priyank Kharge

Karnataka minister Priyank Kharge alleged that the BJP bribed voters in the state's Sedam and Chittapur constituencies.

Model Code Of Conduct Turned Into ‘Modi Code Of Conduct’ Under BJP Rule: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that the Election Commission has turned a blind eye to the allegations against BJP leaders that they indulge in hate speeches during campaigns, converting the Model Code of Conduct to the “Modi Code of Conduct”.

Mr. Modi and other BJP leaders by their “hate-filled speeches” are intimidating lower caste Hindus, minorities and other marginalised sections, but the Election Commission is silent, she alleged. 

“The Election Commission’s Model Code of Conduct has turned out to be a mockery and should be rechristened as Modi code of conduct. But we will continue to flag every incident of violation of rights of citizens of this country,” Ms. Banerjee said. 

-PTI

Lok Sabha Election: Nomination Process For 7th Phase Begins In Punjab, Himachal Pradesh

The nomination process for Punjab’s 13 Lok Sabha seats and Himachal Pradesh’s four parliamentary constituencies as well as six assembly segments where bypolls are to be held on June 1 began on Tuesday. 

The nomination process will continue till May 14, barring May 11 and 12 which are public holidays. The scrutiny of papers will take place on May 15 and the last date for the withdrawal of nominations is May 17, according to an official release. 

In Himachal Pradesh, four candidates, including two Independents, filed their nominations for the parliamentary polls on Tuesday. 

-PTI

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Bilkis Bano Casts Vote With Husband In Gujarat

Gujarat riots survivor Bilkis Bano cast her vote with her husband Yakub Rasul in the state's Devgadh Baria town under the Dahod Lok Sabha constituency, reported news agency PTI.

Bano flashed her inked finger after coming out of the polling station in the Kapdi locality.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 3: Voter Turnout Nears 62%

As per the latest update from the Election Commission of India, the voter turnout for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 stands at 61.90 percent.

For Phase 3, 94 constituencies across 12 states voted for their candidates on Tuesday. As per the data compiled by the poll body, Assam has reported the highest turnout at 75.53 percent and Maharashtra has reported the lowest turnout with 55.54 percent.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Phase 3 Voter Turnout Over 62 percent 

As per the latest count from the Election Commission of India, the voter turnout for Phase 3 of the general elections stands at 62.64 percent. As pee the approximate trends issued by ECI, Assam has reported the highest turnout and Maharashtra the lowest.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement