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Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: 64.66% Voter Turnout In Phase Three, Says EC

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Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: 64.66% Voter Turnout In Phase Three, Says EC
Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: 64.66% Voter Turnout In Phase Three, Says EC
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2019-04-23T20:03:54+0530

The polling for the third phase for seven phase Lok Sabha elections has started. Polling is being held in the 116 seats, spread across 14 states and Union Territories.

Voting is being held at all seats in Gujarat (26), Kerala (20), Goa (2), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (1) and Daman and Diu (1).

Besides, polling is also being held in four seats in Assam, five in Bihar, seven in Chhattisgarh, one in Jammu and Kashmir, 14 in Karnataka, 14 in Maharashtra, six in Odisha, 10 in Uttar Pradesh, and five in West Bengal.

Below are the LIVE updates:


8:00 pm: Voter turnout in phase three of Lok Sabha elections is 64.66 per cent, says EC


3:20 pm: Man standing in a queue to vote killed in clashes between Congress and TMC workers in  West Bengal's Murshidabad.


2:00 pm: Estimated voter turnout till now for the 3rd phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 is 37.89%. 


1:50 pm: Arun Jaitley casts his vote in Ahmedabad.


1:41 pm: Congress candidates, Sheila Dikshit from North East Delhi & Ajay Maken from New Delhi parliamentary constituency, file nomination.


1:19 pm: Singer Hans Raj Hans to contest from North West Delhi on BJP ticket.


12:44 pm: BJP LS candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur holds a roadshow in Bhopal.


 12:39 pm: Supreme Court issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi after not being satisfied with his response. Next hearing on April 30.


12:19 pm: "The way my Papa worked with and supported Atal ji, I am here today to work with and support Modi ji. My work will do the talking," says Sunny Deol.


12:05 pm: Actor Sunny Deol Joins BJP.


11:57 am: Actor Sunny Deol arrives at Bharatiya Janata Party office, he will join the party shortly.


11:56 am: 26.55% voting recorded in Goa till 11 am. (Source: ANI)


11:51 am: "Chowkidaar dhoondhna hoga toh mein Nepal chala jaaunga, mujhe desh mein PM chahiye jo iss desh ke arthvyavastha ko, shiksha ko, yuvaon, jawanon ko mazboot kar sake. Mujhe chowkidar nahi pradhan mantri chahiye," says Hardik Patel.


11:45 am: Actor Sunny Deol to join Bharatiya Janata Party shortly.


11:30 am: Congress leader Hardik Patel casts his vote at booth number 252/355 in Surendranagar constituency.


11:25 am: Veteran actors Mammootty and Mohanlal cast their votes in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram respectively.


11:17 am: 6% of 92.56 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the first two hours of polling Tuesday in six Lok Sabha and 42 assembly constituencies of Odisha.


11:05 am:  Moradabad: BJP workers beat an Election Official at booth number 231 alleging he was asking voters to press the 'cycle' symbol of Samajwadi party.

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11:00 am: "I really want to contribute something to the country & whatever our PM has done in the last 5 years, I want to take that legacy forward," Gautam Gambhir.


10:43 am: Kashmiri Pandits cast their votes at a Special Polling Station in Udhampur, for Anantnag parliamentary constituency.


10:39 am: West Bengal: Three TMC workers injured after a crude bomb was hurled at them. The incident took place in Domkal municipality in Murshidabad.


10:33 am: Younger brother of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Abhay Singh Yadav after casting his vote at a polling booth in Saifai, Mainpuri.


10:24 am: Heeraben Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother casts her vote.


10:20 am: Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram candidate Shashi Tharoor casts his vote.


10:09 am: Numerous complaints of malfunctioning EVMs reported across Kerala.


10:04 am: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik votes in Bhubaneswar.


9:59 am: Voting begins in West Bengal's Murshidabad.

Earlier in the day, some attempts were made to capture a booth in ward number 7 of the Domkol municipality in West Bengal's Murshidabad.


9:57 am: BJP will come third in this fight: Pinarayi Vijayan.

"The election fight in the state is between LDF and UDF. The BJP will be be at the third position at all the constituencies in the state. The over-ambitions of many in Kerala will come to an end with this elections" Pinrayi Vijayan.


9:37 am: Polling percentage till 9 am

Assam-12.36%

Bihar-12.60%

Goa-2.29%

Guj-1.35%

J&K-0.00%

K'taka-1.75%

Kerala-2.48%

M'rashtra-0.99%

Odisha-1.32%

Tripura-1.56%

UP-6.84%

WB-10.97%

Chhattisgarh-2.24%

Dadra&Nagar Haveli-0.00%,

Daman& Diu-5.83%


9:20 am: Odisha: A specially-abled person casts his vote at polling booth in Government Primary School, IRC village, Bhubaneswar.


 9:15 am: Lok Sabha election 2019 will decide the fate of country: Sonia Gandhi.

"Elections have happened a number of times, but this election is not an ordinary one. It will decide whether the rule of those who destroyed the Constitution will prevail or that of those who want to preserve its samman (sanctity). It has to be decided that, whether those destroying the society will govern or those who take the country on the right track will get the reins of power," Gandhi said.


8:50 am: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and wife Anjali cast their vote in Rajkot.


8:49 am: PM Narendra Modi after casting his vote in Ahmedabad says, " The weapon of terrorism is IED, the strength of democracy is voter ID."


8:35 am: PM Narendra Modi casts his vote at a polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad.


8:07 am: Your vote is precious and will shape the direction our nation takes in the years to come, says Narendra Modi.


8:04 am: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan queues up to casts his vote.


7:30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets his mother at her residence in Gandhinagar today.


7:10 am: People voting to make Modi PM again: Vijay Rupani

People are voting to make Narendra Modi the prime minister once again. The issue right now is in whose hands the country is safe. The BJP will win 26 out of 26 seats in Gujarat. The kind of development that has happened in the last 5 years did not happen in 50 years: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani


6:55 am: Visuals of a polling booth in Wayanad


6:50 am: Visuals of prepration from a polling booth in Vadodara

Key constituencies in Karnataka include Gulbarga, where Mallikarjun Kharge is pitted against Umesh Jadhav, who ahead of polls joined the BJP quitting Congress and as MLA; and Shimogga, where former chief Minister Yeddyurappa's son B Y Raghavendra is pitted against another former chief minister S Bangarappa's son Madhu Bangarappa.

In Maharashtra, the prominent seats in the third phase include Jalna, where state BJP president Raosaheb Danveis in the fray against Vilas Autade of the Congress, and Baramati, where Supriya Sule, the daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, is contesting against BJP's Kanchan Kul.
Among the key contestants in the fray are BJP president Amit Shah who is contesting from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who is contesting from Wayanad in Kerala and Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav from Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri.

 

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