Sixth phase polling: 55% in Maha, 59.2% in Raj, 82% in WB

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Bangalore, April 24: Eleven states and one Union Territory went to constituencies will go to the election in this phase, making it the second biggest after April 17. One hundred and eighty million voters cast their ballots in this phase while 2,076 candidates were in fray. A number of political heavyweights contested in this phase.

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7:45 pm: Mumbai: North 51% (2009: 42.57%); North West 50% (2009: 44.05%); North East 52% (2009 42.4%); North Central 51% (2009: 39.5 %), South Central 55% (2009: 39.55%); South: 54% (2009: 40.35%)

7:30 pm: Turnout in Chhattisgarh - 62.5 per cent, an increase from 55.29% in 2009

Rajasthan sees turnout of 59.2 per cent, up from 49.8 per cent in 2009

Uttar Pradesh turnout - 58.5 per cent, up from 46.63 per cent in 2009

Maharashtra sees turnout of 55.33 per cent, an increase from 44.87 per cent in 2009

Puducherry recorded a turnout of 82 per cent, higher than 2009 figure of 79.85 per cent

7:30 pm: Anantnag in J&K sees 28% turnout due to firing. The turnout was 26.94% in 2009

7:20 pm: West Bengal total average voter - 82 per cent

Raigunj 79.24%; Balurghat: 83.36%; Malda Uttar: 80.73%; Malda Dakshin; 80.23%; Jangipur: 80.18; Murshidabad: 84.78%

7:00 pm: Madhya Pradesh records turnout of 65 per cent till 6 pm, Assam records 70.6%, Bihar records 60%, 63.4 % in Jharkhand

6:50 pm: Mumbai voting turnout till 6 pm: Mumbai North 48%; Mumbai North-West 46%; Mumbai North-East 47.50%; Mumbai North-Central 47%

6:13 pm: Turnout in Jammu and Kashmir till 5 pm: Anantnag 36.76%; Kulgam 36.68%; Pulwama 6.32 %; Shopian 20.43%

6:00 pm: Bihar voter turnout reaches 55.11 per cent by 5 pm

5:55 pm: Celebrities speak: "Right to vote is also right to dignity; it amalgamates a lot of things, the way we stay in India and what we want", says Shah Rukh Khan

5:40 pm: Voting turnout till 5 pm in Agra - 56.3 %; Fatehpur Sikri - 56.16 %

5:35 pm: Voting turnout in West Bengal till 5 pm: Raiganj 79.78%; Jangipur 79%; Murshidabad 82.24%; Malda North 80.67%; Malda South 80.16%; Balurghat: 82.84%

5:30 pm: 59% polling in 10 seats in Madhya Pradesh till 5 pm, 80.3% in West Bengal, 80% in Puducherry

5:25 pm: Over 48% voter turnrout recorded in Rajasthan till 4 pm. Dausa recorded voters' turn out of 50% followed by Alwar recording 52, Bharatpur 45, Karauli-Dholpur 43 and Tonk Sawaimadhopur 49%.

5:13 pm: Voter turnout in Bihar till 4 pm: Supaul 54%; Araria 49.5%; Kishanganj 54%; Katihar 54%; Purnia 52%; Bhagalpur 47%; Banka 48%

5:10 pm: 47% voters turnout in Bihar till 3pm

4:55 pm: EC removes SDM in Vidisha after Congress accuses BJP of booth-capturing. Congress' Lakshman Singh is contesting from the Vidisha seat against BJP's Sushma Swaraj.

4.28 pm: Three injured in clash between BJP, RLD supporters in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

4.15 pm: 22.02 per cent voting recorded in Jammu and Kashmir till 3.30 pm. Maharastra records 35 per cent turnout till 3 pm. Puducherry registers 67 per cent voting till 3 pm.

4. 00 pm: 55 per cent voter turnout in Assam till 3 pm, 54 per cent in Guwahati till 3 pm. Meanwhile the voter turnout in Madhya Pradesh was 55 per cent till 3.30 pm. Jharkhand records 56.45 per cent polling till 3 pm.

3.54 pm: Actor Arjun Rampal casts his vote in Mumbai-

3.50 pm: Voter turnout in Tamil Nadu was recroded at 61 per cent till 3 pm. Voter turnout in Mathura at 3 pm was 49 per cent

3.43 pm: Voter turnout in Agra was 51.12%; Fatehpur Sikri 50.07% by 3 pm.

3.34 pm: Very low turnout in Mumbai, meanwhile Lakshman Singh of Congress alleges that BJP is attempting booth capturing in Vidisha.

3.21 pm: We will win all 48 seats in Maharashtra, says Uddhav Tackeray, Shiv Sena chief after voting.

3.17 pm: Ram Jethmalani's name missing from voters list in Mumbai, unable to cast vote.

2.56 pm: Mathura MP takes a jibe at Hema Malini, says polls not a 3-hour film.

2.50 pm: Chhattisgarh records 35 per cent voter turn out till 1 pm, while MP witnessed 45 per cent polling till 2 pm. Puducherry voter turnout at 1 pm was 54 per cent. 63 per cent polling recorded in West Bengal till 1 pm.

2.48 pm: In Jangipur constituency in West Bengal, the Congress has been accused of distributing coupons stamped with the official seal of the gram panchayat promising 10 kilos of rice to anyone who possesses the coupon and votes for it.

The CPI(M) also alleged that the Congress was distributing money to buy vote for its candidate Abhijit Mukherjee, son of President Pranab Mukherjee, who vacated this seat in 2012 after becoming the president.

2.40 pm: 42.35% polling was recorded by 2 pm in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. Mumbai voter turnout till 1 pm was 26.7 per cent

1.34 pm: At least 65 EVMs replaced in six Lok Sabha seats in Assam while one policeman was killed, two injured in poll violence in Kokrajhar [ read more ]

1.15 pm: Voter turnout in Madhya Pradesh recorded at 32 per cent, 40 per cent in Rajasthan, 51 per cent in Pondicherry till 1 pm. 37 per cent voting was registered in Assam till 1 pm. Over 51 per cent voting in WB till 1 pm.

1.00 pm: Assam records 37 per cent polling while Tamil Nadu records 40 percent voting till 12 pm.

12.52 pm: Bihar records 30.81 per cent votes till 12 pm, while voter turnout in Mumbai- South Central 12.5%; South 13.2% till 11.30 am.

12.41 pm: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh casts his vote from Guwahati, dismisses Modi wave says Congress is not losing its ground.

12. 28 pm: Pondy CM Rangasamy arrives on his Yamahaa bike to vote.

12.26 pm: According to election officials, turnout in Madhya Pradesh is 26 per cent till noon while Vidisha stands at 25 per cent.

12.16 pm: Actor Shahrukh Khan tweets-

12.14 pm: Jharkhand records 27.8 per cent voting, Anantnag records 16.46 per cent voting till 11 am.

11.48 am: 28 per cent voting recorded in Rajasthan till 11 am. 35 per cent voting recorded in Tamil Nadu. Chennai North registered 27.4%; Chennai South registered 26.3%; Chennai Central registered 25.4% voting till 11 am.

Mumbai recorded 17 per cent of voting till 11 am, 25 per cent in Uttar Pradesh

11.47 am: Actress Preity Zinta casts her vote-

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11.37 am: 23.17 per cent voting recorded in Bihar, while Mathura sees 28 per cent voting till 11 am.

11.36 am: Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote from Mumbai.

11.25 am: Over 40 per cent voting recorded in West Bengal till 11 am.

11.18 am: Voter turnout in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry was 20% till 10 am; brisk voting reported in parts of Chennai, Karur, Salem, Tiruvannamalai.

11.12 am: Alagiri casts his vote from Madurai.

11.12 am: Assam records 17 per cent in the first two hours of polling.

11.02 am: HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh's name missing from voter list.

10.57am: Actor John Abraham casts his vote.

10.36 am: 3 to 5 per cent voting reported from Ananthnag, Jammu and Kashmir. Over 11 per cent voting recorded in UP in the first two hours.

10.30 am: MNS chief Raj Thackeray arrives to cast his vote.

10.28 am: Brisk polling reported in WB.Voting for six Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal began on Thursday in the second round of polling in the state, officials said.

As many as 78 candidates are in the fray.Balloting is taking place at 9,755 polling booths.

In the first phase, voting was held for four Lok Sabha seats. West Bengal sends 42 representatives to parliament.

10.22 am: Actor, model Milind Soman, first time LS contestant Rakhi Sawant cast their votes.

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10.18 am: Polling under way in Assam [ read more ]

10.15 am: Actor Dharmendra casts his vote.

10.04 am: 14.31 per cent cast their votes in Tamil Nadu till 10 am, while 15 per cent cast their votes in Bihar till 10 am. 8 per cent have cast their votes in Mumbai till 9 am. MP registers 13 percent voting till 10 am. WB registers average 20 per cent voting till 10 am.

10.01 am: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar today urged people to go out and vote while his own name appeared on the voting list.

9.53 am: P Chidambaram, son Karthi Cidambaram cast their ballots in Sivaganga. Chidambaram dismissed the Modi wave saying that there was no wave and said that he was confident of the Congress party's victory.

9.42 am: Voter turnout in Mathura reaches 13 per cent till 9 am, 14.2 per cent polling in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan.

9.31 am: AAP leader Medha Patkar casts her vote, alleges that there were incidents of cash distribution till last night.

9.30 am: Congess MP Priya Dutt casts her vote. She also appealed that the people come out and cast their votes.

9.28 am: Director Zoya Akhtar and her brother actor Farhan Akhtar cast their votes.

9.25 am: Poonam Mahajan and Rahul Mahajan cast their votes from Mumbai NOrth Central. Poonam said: "People need to come out and vote for a better governance. I leave upto the people to make a decision," she said.

9.23 am: Congress MP Milind Deora casts his vote says his opponents won't be able to bring about a change that is needed. "Satisfied with the way we campaigned, the response we have received from the people," he said.

9.12 am: Jayalalithaa casts her vote from Chennai, says will reserve all comments till election results are declared.

9.11 am: SP's Dimple Yadav says we don't believe in polarisation but yes, vote bank of each party is intact; can say this about my party.

8.56 am: DMK's Kanimozhi votes in Chennai.

8.50 am: The Third Front will play a key role after elections; there is no Modi wave says UP CM Akhilesh Yadav.

8.43 am: Actor Aamir Khan votes in Bandra, Mumbai, says me coming out to vote is my duty as an Indian.

8.33 am: Union Minister Jitendra Singh casts his vote in Alwar.

8.29 am: Security beefed up in Ananthnag as Omar Abdullah faces a litmus test [ read more ].

8.27 am: Actor Kamal Hassan casts his vote from Alwarpeth, says issues such as corruption and price rise need to be addressed.

8.25 am: Nitish Kumar fooled people of Bihar under garb of pseudo secularism alleges BJP candidate from Bhaglapur Shahnawaz Hussain

8.21 am: AAP candidate from Mumbai Northwest Mayank Gandhi speaks to Times Now, says there is a strong undercurrent in favour of AAP. "

8.06 am: Actors Sonam Kapoor, Sunny Deol arrive at a polling booth to cast their vote in Mumbai's North Central constituency.

8.03 am: Actor Vidya Balan casts her vote, says it is her responsibility to vote. "If I want a change, before I point out I need  the ink mark on my finger only then I can point out," she said.

8.00 am: Actor-politician Hema Malini contesting from Mathura. There are 12 candidates in fray from this UP seat.

7.55 am: AAP's Meera Sanyal confident of victory, says I am only candidate who has walked through the whole constituency.

7.40 am: Sitting MP from Raijang, WB Deepa Dasmunshi acknowledges Modi wave says can't deny the impact it has had.

7.22 am: Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani and actor Rahul Bose cast their vote in Mumbai.

7.21 am: SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav arrives at a polling booth in Mainpuri to cast his vote. Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter in law is aslo in the fray this election. Yadav denied any Modi wave in the state, said: Modi wave limited only in Gujarat.

7.17 am: Five seats in Rajasthan, 12, seats in UP, 10 seats in MP, 7 seats in Chhattisgarh, 6 seats in Bihar and WB, 19 seats in Maharastra, 1 seat in J&K go to polls today.

7.15 am: Tamil actor Rajnikanth arrives at a polling booth in Chennai to cast his vote.

7.10 am: Polling begins across all 11 states.

[Top contests of phase 6: Mehboob vs Mehbooba in Anantnag]

[Sushma Swaraj vs Lakshman Singh in Vidisha]

[Priya Dutt vs Poonam Mahajan in Mumbai North-Central]

[Mahesh Manjrekar vs Mayank Gandhi vs Rakhi Sawant]

The sixth phase will see all 39 seats in Tamil Nadu going to the election, besides 19 in Maharashtra, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Madhya Pradesh, 7 each in Bihar and Chhattisgarh, 6 each in Assam and West Bengal, 5 in Rajasthan, 4 in Jharkhand and 1 each in Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry.

A total number of 173 female candidates are contesting in the sixth phase (the most from Tamil Nadu, 55).

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