Phase 6 Election 2019 Polling in Bihar, Haryana, MP, UP, Delhi highlights: Voting for the 59 seats across seven states were held today. Elections were held in Delhi (7 seats), West Bengal (8), Uttar Pradesh (14), Haryana (10), Madhya Pradesh (8), Bihar (8) and Jharkhand (4). Among the key candidates who were in fray include Sheila Dikshit, Manoj Tiwari, Gautam Gambhir, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Akhilesh Yadav, Pragya Singh Thakur, Digvijay Singh, and Maneka Gandhi.
The Election Commission had set up over 1 lakh polling booths for smooth conduct of polls in all seven states. The BJP had won 45 of these seats in 2014. The TMC had bagged eight, the Congress two and the SP and the LJP one seat each among others. The saffron party’s best performance was in UP where it won 13 of the 14 constituencies. The seventh and last phase of polling will take place on May 19. The results will be declared on May 23.
While total voting turnout till 7 pm in phase 6 of Lok Sabha election stood at 61.14% percent, West Bengal led with 80.16 percent with Jharkhand following close behind at 64.46 percent.
Delhi’s voter turnout was recorded at 55.44 percent while its neighboring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh recorded 62.14 and 50.82 respectively. In Bihar, 55.04 percent came out to cast their vote whereas and Madhya Pradesh scored 60.12 percent.