Lok Sabha Election: Gautam Gambhir files his nomination from East Delhi

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New Delhi | Updated:Apr 23, 2019 8:33:51 pm

In the third phase, 116 constituencies across 14 states and two Union Territories were up for the polling. In 2014, the ruling BJP had won 66 of these 116 seats, while Congress and its allies had won 27.

Former cricketer and BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir during a roadshow to file his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Phase 3 Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total voter turnout for the third phase of Lok Sabha Elections was recorded at 63.24 per cent. Among the states where the highest turnout was recorded are Assam (78.29%), Goa (71.09%) and Kerala – 70.21%. Cases of violence were also reported from West Bengal.

A person standing in voting queue was killed as Congress and Trinamool Congress workers clashed in Baligram area of Murshidabad in West Bengal. Uttar Dinajpur district also witnessed clashes between TMC and BJP workers during the third phase of Lok Sabha elections.

 

In the third phase, 116 constituencies across 14 states and two Union Territories were up for the polling. In 2014, the ruling BJP had won 66 of these 116 seats, while Congress and its allies had won 27. Over 18 crore voters were eligible for voting in the third phase and the Election Commission had set up 2.10 lakh polling stations.

 

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    19:22 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Lok Sabha Polls: 63.24 per cent voting recorded in third phase

    Total voter turnout for the third phase of Lok Sabha Elections was recorded at 63.24 per cent.

    Assam - 78.29%Bihar - 59.97%Goa - 71.09%Gujarat - 60.21%Jammu & Kashmir - 12.86%Karnataka - 64.14%Kerala - 70.21%Maharashtra - 56.57%

    18:03 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    BJP's Gautam Gambhir files nomination from East Delhi

    BJP's Gautam Gambhir today filed his nomination for the East Delhi parliamentary constituency. Polling in the national capital will take place in the sixth phase on May 12. 

    17:58 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Lok Sabha Polls: 61.31 per cent voter turnout till 5:30 pm

    Till 5:30, estimated voter turnout was recorded at 61.31 per cent. Poling for 116 parliamentary constituencies across 13 states and two union territories is being held today.

    17:23 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    EC sets up polling booth for 1 voter in Junagadh

    A polling booth in Gir Forest was set up for one voter in Junagadh. Bharatdas Bapu came and voted. After casting his vote, he said, "The government spends money for this polling booth for 1 vote. I have voted and it's 100 per cent voter turnout here. For 100 per cent voter turnout everywhere,I request all to go and vote.” 

    17:20 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Former Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar casts his vote

    Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader Jagadish Shettar today cast his vote at a polling booth in Hubballi-Dharwad, Karnataka.

    17:18 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Varun Gandhi visits a polling booth in Pilibhit, clicks selfies with supporters

    BJP candidate from Pilibhit parliamentary constituency Varun Gandhi today visited a polling booth in Pilibhit. He clicked selfies with supporters. Gandhi is contesting from her mother's seat. He was MP from Sultanpur.

    15:55 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Former PM Manmohan Singh casts vote

    Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh casts his vote at a polling booth in Dispur, Assam. 

    15:32 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Violence in Bengal, man killed in BJP, Congress clash

    A person standing in voting queue was killed in clashes between Congress and TMC workers in Baligram area of Murshidabad in West Bengal. 

    14:37 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Slow voting in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir

    Only 9.63% votes polled in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir till 2pm. 

    14:29 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Polling percentage in Phase 3

    Polling percentage recorded in Phase 3 of Lok Sabha election till 2 pm:

    West Bengal: 52.40%Kerala: 40% Odisha: 32.82%Uttar Pradesh: 29.76%Chhattisgarh: 42.97%Assam: 46.61%Bihar: 37.05%

    14:25 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Violence in Bengal; TMC, BJP workers clash

    Workers of Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party attacked each other in Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

    14:18 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Arun Jaitley casts vote in Ahmedabad

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cast vote from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Jaitley had contested 2014 Lok Sabha election from Amritsar, Punjab but lost to Congress' Captain Amarinder Singh. 

    13:33 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    LK Advani casts his vote in Ahmedabad

    Veteran BJP leader LK Advani casts his vote at a polling booth at Shahpur Hindi School in Ahmedabad. LK Advani was denied ticket from Gandhinagar seat with the BJP deciding to go with party president Amit Shah from the seat.  

    12:34 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    No BJP ticket for Udit Raj

    BJP denies ticket to sitting MP Udit Raj from North West Delhi seat. Party fields singer Hans Raj Hans from the seat.  Earlier in the day, Udit Raj had threatened that he will quit the party will contest as an independent candidate if denied a ticket. 

    12:20 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Festival of democracy in pictures: IN PICS

    As the voting  for third phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 continues, here are some of best photos of the colours of voting. SEE PICE HERE

    12:04 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Sunny Deol joins BJP

    Bollywood star Sunny Deol joins Bharatiya Janata Party. Likely to contest Lok Sabha election from Punjab. Read more here

    11:50 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    I want a PM, not a chowkidar, says Hardik Patel

    Congress leader Hardik Patel attacks PM Modi after casting his vote in Surendranagar constituency in Gujarat. Patel says he wants a PM who works to resolve issues facing the country, not a chowkidar. 

    11:47 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Gautam Gambhir holds roadshow ahead of filing nomination

    Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam  Gambhir holds a road show before filing nomination papers. The BJP has fielded Gambhir from Delhi-East Lok Sabha constituency. "I want to do something for the country. I want to take forward the legacy of PM Modi's good work in the last five years," Gambhir told reporters. 

    11:15 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    BJP workers thrash election official in Moradabad

    BJP workers beat up an election official at booth number 231 in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh alleging that he was asking voters to press the 'cycle' symbol of Samajwadi Party. WATCH VIDEO: 

    11:13 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Kerala: CM Vijayan, super stars Mohanlal and Mammootty cast vote

    State Governor P Sathasivam, Chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chenntithala, super stars Mohanlal and Mammootty are among the early voters in Kerala. 

    11:11 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Akhilesh Yadav claims over 350 EVMs malfunctioning

    Former Uttar Pradesh CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has alleged that over 350 EVMs are malfunctioning across India. 

    10:49 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Bomb hurled on TMC workers, 3 injured

    Three TMC workers have been injured after a crude bomb was hurled at them. The incident took place in Domkal municipality in Murshidabad, West Bengal.

    10:48 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Wayanad: NDA candidate Thushar Vellappally demand re-polling

    Thushar Vellappally, NDA candidate from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, demands re-polling after reports of EVM malfunction. Vellappally is up against Congress president Rahul Gandhi from the seat.

    10:18 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Shashi Tharoor casts his vote in Thiruvananthapuram

    Shashi Tharoor, Congress canmdidate from Thiruvananthapuram, casts his vote at a polling booth in the city. Tharoor is up against BJP's Kummanam Rajasekaran and LDF’s C Divakaran.  

    10:00 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    PM Modi's mother casts vote in Gandhinagar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben cast her vote at a polling booth in Gandhinagar from where BJP president Amit Shah is in the fray. Earlier in the morning, PM Modi met his mother before casting his vote. 

    09:56 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Election Commission denies EVM tampering in Kerala

    The Election Commission has rejected media reports about tampering in EVM in Kerala. A few reports claimed that on polling booth number 151 in Kovalam, Congress votes were being redirected in BJP's account.

    09:45 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Polling percentage till 9am

    Polling percentage recorded till 9 am in Asssam -12.36%, Bihar-12.60%, Goa-2.29%, Gujarat -1.35%, Jammu and Kashmir -0.00%, Karnataka-1.75%, Kerala-2.48%, Maharashtra - 0.99%, Odisha - 1.32%, Tripura - 1.56%, Uttar Pradesh - 6.84%, West Bengal - 10.97%, Chhattisgarh - 2.24%, Dadra&Nagar Haveli-0.00%, Daman& Diu-5.83% 

    09:39 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Udit Raj threatens BJP for ticket

    BJP MP Udit Raj has threatened the BJP that he will quit the party if not given ticket from North West constituency. 'I am waiting for ticket if not given to me I will do good bye to party. I still hopeful that I will file nomination from my constituency and BJP where I have worked hard and proved my metal. I hope I will not be forced to leave BJP by BJP itself,' he tweeted. Read full story here.

    09:35 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Amit Shah casts vote in Ahmedabad

    BJP president Amit Shah and his wife Sonal Shah cast their votes at polling booth in Naranpura Sub-Zonal office in Ahmedabad. 

    09:09 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Polling underway on 14 seats in Karnataka

    The prominent contestants in today's phase in Karnataka include Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge (Gulbarga) Union Ministers Ananth Kumar Hegde (Uttara Kannada) and Ramesh Jigajinagi (Bijapur).  Read full story here

    08:46 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Voting underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag

    Voting is underway in Anantnag district of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir. Polling will be held in three legs, amidst tight security measures in Anantnag. Read full story here.

    08:44 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Voter ID more powerful than IED: PM Modi

    If weapon of terrorism is IED, then the strength of democracy is voter ID. I can say with surety that the voter ID is much much more powerful than an IED, so we should understand the strength of our voter ID, PM Modi says after casting his vote. Read full story here.

    08:35 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    PM Modi, Amit Shah cast vote in Ahmedabad

    PM Modi casts his vote in Ahmedabad in phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections. Before arriving at the polling booth, PM Modi met his mother Heeraban and sought her blessings. 

    08:16 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    PM Modi seeks mother Heeraben's blessings

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother Heeraben in Ahmedabad before casting his vote. Modi  sought his mother's blessings and then reached the polling booth in an open-top jeep. 

    07:31 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    PM Modi arrives in Ahmedabad

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Ahmedabad where he will cast his vote in a short while from now. PM Modi went straight to meet his mother from the airport.  

    07:24 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Voting in third phase underway in 14 states, 2 UTs

    States which are voting in the third phase of Lok Sabha Elections are Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Gujarat, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir and Union Territories Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

    07:14 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    PM Modi's appeal to voters

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will cast his vote Ahmedabad in the third phase of Lok Sabha polls today.  

    06:52 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Gujarat: Voting begins at 7 AM

    Voting for the third phase of elections to begin at 7 AM in Gujarat and will continue till 6 PM. In Gujarat, BJP President Amit Shah is the party candidate from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, replacing BJP veteran L K Advani. In the third phase, voting will be held in all 26 seats in Gujarat.

    06:16 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    BJP and allies won 66 of these 116 seats in 2014

    The ruling NDA had won 66 out of the 116 seats in the 2014 general elections that would be voting on Tuesday. The Congress and its allies had managed to bag 27 seats, while the rest had gone to other Opposition and Independents.

    06:06 (IST)23 Apr 2019
    Fate of Azam Khan, Jaya Prada and four members of Mulayam Singh's clan to be decided

    As 10 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh go to polls on Tuesday, the fate of four members of the Samajwadi party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav's clan would be on the line. The other major candidates would be BJP candidate Jaya Prada and SP leader Azam Khan.

    Voters from 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the Rohilkhand region of Uttar Pradesh would cast their votes in the third phase of polling on Tuesday.

    As 10 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh go to polls on Tuesday, the fate of four members of the Samajwadi party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav's clan would be on the line. The other major candidates would be BJP candidate Jaya Prada and SP leader Azam Khan. Voters from 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the Rohilkhand region of Uttar Pradesh would cast their votes in the third phase of polling on Tuesday. Voting will begin at 7am in the morning and go on till 5pm in the evening.