Lok Sabha Election Phase 6 highlights: 61.14% voters exercised their rights till 7 pm

By: |
Updated:May 12, 2019 7:49:53 pm

Phase 6 Election 2019 Voting highlights: 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.

balbir singh jakhar, arun bakshi, evm machine photo, evm machine, raghav chadha priyanka sharma, bharati ghosh, vote for bjp, hans raj hans, ramesh bidhuri, candidates for election 2019 delhi, meenakshi lekhi bjp logo, west delhi candidate, vijender singh, aap candidate list 2019 delhi, mahabal mishra, arvinder singh lovely, bjp delhi candidates, ajay maken, vote for modi, rao inderjit singh, bjp symbol, how to vote #india bjp, rajesh lilothia,(PTI Photo)

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.

Phase 6 Election 2019 Polling highlights

Live Blog

Lok Sabha Election Phase 6 Polling LIVE

16:12 (IST)12 May 2019
BJP meets West Bengal CEO after attack on BJP Ghatal candidate Bharti Ghosh

While elections are on in 59 constituencies across the country, BJP leaders met West Bengal CEO, following reports of attack on its Ghatal candidate Bharti Ghosh. After the meeting, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said during his meeting with EC officials, hedemanded that outsiders be not allowed in Lok Sabha constituencies 48 hours before the polls, and that history-sheeters be arrested. 

(Image: ANI)

"Our candidate Bharati Ghosh's car was stopped, have demanded action against the officers involved," Naqvi was quoted as saying by ANI.

Earlier today, vehicles in former IPS officer and BJP candidate from Ghatal, Bharti Ghosh's convoy was vandalised when she tried to enter a polling booth in Keshpur. The BJP has accused the TMC workers of being behind the attack.

15:26 (IST)12 May 2019
AAP allege rigging, bogus voting in South Dehi polling booth

Raghav Chadha, the AAP South Delhi candidate has alleged that BJP workers are moving around in a polling booth in Sangam Vihar in BJP scarves and said that a person voted 4 times.  'We identified 8-10 such ppl and caught one red-handed. Ramesh Bidhuri(BJP candidate) is losing badly so is indulging in such tactics,' Chadha was quoted as saying by news agency, ANI. 
AAP South Delhi Candidate, Raghav Chadha 
 
In South Delhi, Congress has fielded Boxer Vijender Singh against Raghav Chadha  and BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri . 
 

15:14 (IST)12 May 2019
Delhi Lok Sabha elections: Former President Pranab Mukherjee casts his vote

Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee clicked after casting his vote at a polling booth in NP Primary School, K Kamraj Lane by news agency, ANI. 

Prior to that, a number of prominent names cast their votes in Delhi. Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra exercised their franchise at a polling booth in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in Lodhi Estate. Former Cricketer Kapil Dev came along with wife Romi and daughter Amiya to cast his vote at a polling booth in DPS Mathura Road. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former Delhi CM arrived together to cast their vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhavan. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was also seen casting his vote at a polling booth in Civil Lines. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was spotted exercising her franchise at a polling booth in NP Senior Secondary School in Aurangzeb Lane.

But one name that garnered the most attention was 111-year-old Bachan Singh, Delhi's oldest voter, who was escorted in a wheel-chair. As per his 63-year-old don, Singh never missed on voting and has been casting his vote since 1951.

14:51 (IST)12 May 2019
Atishi vs Gautam Gambhir vs Arvinder Singh Lovely in East Delhi: Only 33 percent turnout till 2 pm

The East Delhi Lok Sabha seat has been grabbing headlines after an offensive pamphlet about AAP's East Delhi nominee Atishi Marlena started doing the rounds.

The AAP accused Atishi’s BJP counterpart, Gautam Gambhir of circulating the pamphlets, which the cricketer-turned-politician denied. Later both sides sent each other notices and a probe into the matter is being conducted.  East Delhi recorded 33.79 percent voting percentage till 2 pm .

Voters posing outside a polling booth in Mayur Vihar Phase-3 (East Delhi Constituency) after exercising their franchise (Image source: ANI) 
13:59 (IST)12 May 2019
Voting underway in 168 polling stations of West Tripura seat

Voting is underway on Sunday in 168 polling stations of West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency where re-poll was ordered following complaints of violence and largescale rigging by the ruling BJP on April 11.

A total of 1,41,251 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the repoll which is peaceful so far, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Suman Rakshit said.

12:49 (IST)12 May 2019
Over 25% turnout recorded till 12 noon

Over 25.13% of the eligible voters had cast their vote till 12 noon on Sunday, as per the Election Commission's Voter Turnout app.

The statewise turnout was as follows - West Bengal- 38.26, Delhi-19.55, Haryana- 23.26 Uttar Pradesh- 21.75, Bihar- 20.70, Jharkhand- 31.27, Madhya Pradesh- 28.25.

12:25 (IST)12 May 2019
Clear that BJP govt is going: Priyanka Gandhi after casting vote

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Sunday said it was "very clear" that the BJP will face defeat in Lok Sabha polls as people are "angry and distressed" and will convey their sentiments through voting.

Interacting with reporters after exercising her franchise, the senior party leader said, it was "very clear that the BJP government is going".

11:59 (IST)12 May 2019
Over 21 per cent polling in Uttar Pradesh till 11 am

Voting picked up in Uttar Pradesh after a slow start on Sunday in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state where SP President Akhilesh Yadav and Union minister Maneka Gandhi are among key contestants.

The average poll percentage was 21.98 per cent, a state election office spokesperson said.

11:30 (IST)12 May 2019
111-year old Bachan Singh, the oldest voter in Delhi casts vote

Age is just a number, says a family member of 111-year-old Bachan Singh, the oldest voter in Delhi who carried a youthful enthusiasm into the polling station in Tilak Vihar here.

Till the last assembly elections in 2015, the centenarian cycled to the polling booth to cast his vote. This time, he reached the booth in a car along with poll officers in full media glare.

Delhi's oldest voter, 111-year old Bachan Singh after casting his vote at a polling booth in Sant Garh. (ANI Photo)
11:15 (IST)12 May 2019
BJP leader Bharati Ghosh's convoy attacked in West Bengal

There were reports of attack on BJP's Ghatal candidate, former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, when she tried to enter a polling booth in Keshpur.

Ghosh's convoy was also reportedly attacked afterwards when locals pelted stones after she tried to enter another polling station and one of her security guards was injured.

"This is not for the first time that Bharati Ghosh was attacked. Since the TMC failed to stop her politically, it is trying to physically harm her," BJP state president Dilip Ghosh charged.

Vehicles in BJP Candidate from Ghatal, Bharti Ghosh's convoy vandalized. BJP has alleged that TMC workers are behind the attack. (ANI Photo)
10:40 (IST)12 May 2019
Rahul Gandhi says PM used hatred in elections, Congress used love

PM used hatred in elections, Cong used love. And, I think love will triumph: Rahul Gandhi says after casting his vote in Delhi.

10:25 (IST)12 May 2019
Voting begins late in some booths in Delhi

Voting, that was scheduled to start at 7 am, began late at some booths in the national capital Sunday.

Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain said that voting started 50 minutes late at three polling booths.

"Voting started at 7.50 am at 3 booths of Railway Jhuggi, Shakurbasti," he tweeted.

10:15 (IST)12 May 2019
Don't vote for those who stopped works of Delhi, Kejriwal to people

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to people on Sunday morning to vote for those who have done work and not for those spreading "hatred" and "venom" as polling in seven Lok Sabha constituency got underway.

10:11 (IST)12 May 2019
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari casts his vote

Delhi BJP chief and party’s candidate from North-East Delhi Manoj Tiwari cast his vote at polling booth number 60 in Yamuna Vihar. He is up against Congress’s Sheila Dikshit and Aam Aadmi Party’s Dilip Pandey.

ANI Photo
09:49 (IST)12 May 2019
Over 10% voter turnout till 9am

Over 10.60% of the eligible voters had cast their vote till 9am on Sunday, as per the Election Commission's Voter Turnout app.

The statewise turnout was as follows - Bihar-9.03%, Haryana- 3.74%, Madhya Pradesh- 4.01%, Uttar Pradesh- 6.86%, West Bengal- 6.58%, Jharkhand- 12.45%, Delhi- 3.74%

09:37 (IST)12 May 2019
BJP looking to repeat 2014 performance in Delhi

The BJP had won all seven seats in the 2014 polls and is keen to regain the turf. The Congress, that ended up at the third spot in the last Lok Sabha elections, is looking to bounce back.

In 2014, the voter turnout in Delhi was 65.07 per cent -- 66 per cent for male and 63.93 per cent for female voters.

09:26 (IST)12 May 2019
Litmus test for Priyanka Gandhi

Voting is being held in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Phulpur, Allahabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Shrawasti, Domariyaganj, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Lalganj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Machhlishahr and Bhadohi Lok Sabha constituencies in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. The phase will not only be a litmus test for Priyanka Gandhi but it will also decide the political future of several top politicians. In Azamgarh, BJP candidate Bhojpuri film star Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’ is up against former CM Akhilesh Yadav.

09:11 (IST)12 May 2019
AAP, Congress allege EVM malfunctioning at few booths in Delhi

Mudit Agarwal, son of Congress' Chandni Chowk candidate JP Agarwal alleged malfunctioning of EVMs at a few booths in Matiamahal and Ballimaran Assembly segments. Tilak Nagar AAP MLA Jarnail Singh also alleged in a tweet that there was malfunctioning of EVMs at a booth.

08:51 (IST)12 May 2019
PM Modi urges people to go out and vote

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday urder voters to come out and exercise their franchise in record numbers. There are over 10.17 crore eligible voters in the sixth phase polling that will decide the fate of 979 candidates.

08:30 (IST)12 May 2019
Team India captain Virat Kohli cast his vote

Team India captain Virat Kohli cast his vote during the sixth phase polling of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Over 1.43 crore people in Delhi are eligible to vote in this election which will decide the fate of 164 candidates, of which 18 are women. There are 43 independent candidates.

Team India Captain Virat Kohli after casting his vote at a polling booth in Pinecrest School in Gurugram. (ANI Photo)
08:16 (IST)12 May 2019
BJP vs SP-BSP-RJD vs Congress in Uttar Pradesh

In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is up against the SP-BSP-RLD coalition and the Congress. The BJP had won 13 of the 14 constituencies in 2014, the only exception being Azamgarh, won then by SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav.

However, the BJP had to face defeat in the bypolls in Phulpur and Gorakhpur constituencies last year. While, the anti-BJP alliance would like to retain its grip over both the seats, the saffron party is looking to wrest them from the opposition.

08:00 (IST)12 May 2019
Phase 6 Election 2019 Polling: Pragya Thakur casts her vote

BJP candidate from the Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency Pragya Tahkur cast her vote on Sunday. Congress has fielded Digvijay Singh against Pragya Thakur in Bhopal.

BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur after casting her vote. (ANI Photo)
07:38 (IST)12 May 2019
Over 10 crore eligible votes in Phase 6 polling

Over 10.17 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 979 candidates. The Election Commission has set up over 1.13 lakh polling stations for smooth conduct of the polls.

07:18 (IST)12 May 2019
Over 10.17 crore voters to decide the fortune of 979 candidates

More than 10.17 crore voters will exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 979 candidates across 59 parliamentary constituencies in seven states. The prominent faces in the fray are veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Union minister Harsh Vardhan, Gautam Gambhir, Atishi from Aam Aadmi Party, Vijender Singh, Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Digvijay Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia among others

07:02 (IST)12 May 2019
Polling for sixth phase begins

The voting for 59 seats across seven states- Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar are underway.

06:50 (IST)12 May 2019
Re-polling to take place across 168 polling booths in 3 states

The re-polling will also be held today across 168 polling booths of West Bengal's Barrackpur and Arambag, Tripura West and Puducherry parliamentary seats.

#LokSabhaElections2019 | Re-polling to be held today at 168 polling stations of Tripura West constituency and 1 polling station each of Puducherry, Barrackpur, & Arambag parliamentary constituencies. https://t.co/od9ZCXkrSz

06:47 (IST)12 May 2019
Visuals from a polling booth in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency
06:39 (IST)12 May 2019
Visuals from a polling booth in Delhi
06:09 (IST)12 May 2019
Lok Sabha election LIVE: Big test for BJP in Uttar Pradesh

The BJP had won 45 of 56 seats which go to polls on Sunday, in 2014 general elections. In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP had won 13 of the 14 constituencies in 2014. SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav won the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat then. On the other hand, Trinamool Congress bagged 8 seats while the Congress won two and the Samajwadi Party and the LJP one seat each among others.

05:00 (IST)12 May 2019
Phase 6 polling LIVE: Mega fight in MP — Sadhvi Pragya vs Digvijay Singh

Eights seats are up for polling in Madhya Pradesh. Seats that are going to polls today are Bhopal, Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha and Rajgarh. This will be the third phase of polling in the state with the first and second phases having been held on April 29 and May 6. The key fight in the state is between Sadhvi Pragya and Digvijay Singh. Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia is contesting from Guna. 

04:07 (IST)12 May 2019
Phase 6 polling LIVE: Key contests in Haryana

Former chief minister and sitting MLA of Congress from Rohtak district Bhupinder Singh Hooda is trying his luck from Sonipat. Hooda has represented Rohtak parliamentary constituency four times. Hooda's son Deepender is contesting from Rohtak on Congress ticket. Among key candidates in the fray are Union minister Birender Singh's son Brijendra Singh, former chief minister Bhajan Lal's grandson Bhavya Bishnoi, JJP Dushyant Chautala who is grandson of former chief minister OP Chautala, and former Union minister Kumari Selja. 

03:22 (IST)12 May 2019
Lok Sabha election LIVE: Key battles in phase 6 polling

Here are some key fights in the sixth phase of polling.
 
Manoj Tiwari vs Sheila Dikshit | North East Delhi
Atishi vs Gautam Gambhir | East Delhi
Vijendra Singh vs Raghav Chaddha | South Delhi
Dinesh Lal Yadav vs Akhilesh Yadav | Azamgarh, UP
Maneka Gandhi vs Chandra Bhadra Singh | Sultanpur, UP  
Jyotiraditya Scindia vs KP Yadav | Guna, MP
Pragya Singh Thakur vs Digvijaya Singh | Bhopal, MP

02:39 (IST)12 May 2019
Phase 6 polling Live: Key contenders in Jharkhand

Four seats are going to polls today in the state. State minister Chandraprakash Choudhary, former cricketer Kirti Azad and ex-chief minister Madhu Koda's wife Gita are among the 67 candidates whose fate will be sealed today. Seats that are going to polls are Dhanbad, Giridih, Jamshedpur and Singhbhum.  

01:51 (IST)12 May 2019
How people voted in first five phases

The total voter turnout in phase five was recorded at 62.56 per cent. It was 69.50 per cent in phase one, 69.44 in phase two, 68.40 per cent in phase three and 65.51 per cent in phase four.  

00:51 (IST)12 May 2019
Phase 6 polling LIVE: Akhilesh Yadav, Maneka Gandhi among key contenders in UP

The constituencies are going to polls this phase are Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Phulpur, Allahabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Shrawasti, Domariyaganj, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Lalganj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Machhlishahr and  Bhadohi. The star contenders in these seats are Akhilesh Yadav and Dinesh Lal Yadav from Azamgarh, Maneka Gandhi from Sultanpur. 

23:59 (IST)11 May 2019
Bihar: Eight seats up for voting in Phase 6

Eight contituencies are going to polls in Bihar: Valmiki Nagar, Paschim Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Sheohar, Vaishali, Gopalganj, Siwan, Maharajganj. For eight seats, 127 candidates are in the fray. Four sitting MPs including Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh are among key candidates contesting in Bihar.

23:25 (IST)11 May 2019
Phase 6 polling Live: Key candidates in Delhi

All seven seats are going to polls in the national capital. Among the key candidates in the fray are veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, Olympian boxer Vijender Singh, Union minister Harsh Vardhan, BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari, Atishi from AAP and cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir. In 2014, BJP had won all seven seats in Delhi.

Image result for gautam gambhir campaign pti

Switch to Hindi Edition