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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Updates: 63.4 % turnout in 6th phase; Polling largely peaceful baring WB

By Anuj Cariappa

New Delhi, May 12: The voting for sixth and the penultimate phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha election ended on Sunday evening. Barring West Bengal, the polling was by and large peaceful.

Total of 63.43 percent voting was recorded. The poll percentage highest in West Bengal which stood at 80.35 percent. The turnout in Delhi was 59.74 percent and 68.17 percent in Haryana. In Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh it was 54.72, 59.29, 64.50 and 64.55, rspectively.

In West Bengal, violence was reported in some areas even as voters came out in good numbers to exercise their franchise. Violent clashes were reported in West Bengal in almost all the phases of the general elections. Earlier in the day, at least ten supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party were injured after they were beaten up allegedly by some TMC men under Daspur police station area of the Ghatal constituency.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 LIVE: 21.28 per cent turnout recorded till 11am as voting underway

Altogether, 66,85,401 voters, including 31,79,720 women and 116 of the third gender, were eligible to exercise their franchise. Four sitting MPs, including Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, were among the 127 candidates who contested polls in Bihar.

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10:07 PM, 12 May
An estimated 63.3 per cent turnout was recorded on Sunday in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls covering 59 seats spread over seven states, the Election Commission of India said. The voting percentage may go up after details are received from the states, a Commission official said, reports say.
8:38 PM, 12 May
Total voter turnout in sixth phase recorded 62.27 percent till 8 pm. Polling in West Bengal recorded 80.16 percent; Delhi-58.01 percent, Haryana- 65.48 percent; Uttar Pradesh- 54.24 percent; Bihar- 59.29 percent; Jharkhand- 64.50 percent, Madhya Pradesh- 62.06 percent.
7:01 PM, 12 May
79.90 polling percentage has been recorded in Bengal till 5 pm. EC says this is likely to be the highest in the country.
7:01 PM, 12 May
Congress candidate from Bhopal, Digvijay Singh, was unable to cast his vote today since he was registered to vote in Rajgarh. "I was not able to go vote. But, next time I will try to transfer my vote to Bhopal," he says.
6:14 PM, 12 May
Uttar Pradesh
50.82 percent voter turnout recorded till 6 pm
6:14 PM, 12 May
Total 62.14 percent voter turnout recorded till 6 pm
6:13 PM, 12 May
Total 55.44 percent voter turnout recorded till 6 pm
6:12 PM, 12 May
West Bengal
Total 80.13 percent voter turnout recorded till 6 pm
6:12 PM, 12 May
Total 59.70 percent voter turnout recorded till 6 pm in Phase 6.
5:49 PM, 12 May
An average of 59.28 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 5 pm in 59 seats spread across UP, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha, as per the data compiled by the Election Commission.
5:44 PM, 12 May
Digvijay Singh:
5:06 PM, 12 May
Madhya Pradesh
52.78 percent polling recorded till 4 pm.
5:05 PM, 12 May
58.08 percent polling recorded till 4 pm.
5:05 PM, 12 May
44.40 percent polling recorded till 4 pm.
5:05 PM, 12 May
Uttar Pradesh
43.26 percent polling recorded till 4 pm.
5:04 PM, 12 May
51.86 percent polling recorded till 4 pm.
5:04 PM, 12 May
45.24 percent polling recorded till 4 pm.
5:04 PM, 12 May
West Bengal
70.51 percent polling recorded till 4 pm.
5:03 PM, 12 May
Total 50.77 percent voter turnout recorded till 4 pm in Phase6.
4:50 PM, 12 May
Uttar Pradesh
A voter turnout of 43 percent recorded in Uttar Pradesh till 3:00 PM.
4:42 PM, 12 May
Ninety strong rooms have been set up at 30 locations in Haryana to store the EVMs and VVPAT machines safely after completion of voting in the ten Lok Sabha constituencies, State's Joint Chief Electoral Officer Inder Jeet said on Sunday.
4:30 PM, 12 May
The voter turnouts in the eight West Bengal constituencies till 3 pm : Tamluk - 73.51 percent, Kanthi percent, Ghatal 71.45 percent, Jhargram 69.84 percent, Medinipur 67.56 percent, Purulia 70.48 percent, Bankura 68.02 percent, and Bishnupur 71.79 percent.
4:14 PM, 12 May
The national capital recorded 36.73 percent voter turnout, lowest among seven states, while polling was highest in West Bengal with 63.09 percent, according to figures released by the Election Commission.
4:12 PM, 12 May
Total voter turnout till 3 pm in Bihar is 44.73 percent.
4:11 PM, 12 May
Voter turnout in different constituencies of Bihar till 3 pm - Valmiki Nagar - 52.02 percent, Paschim Champaran - 48.33 pc, Sheohar - 43.50 pc, Vaishali - 46.94 pc, Gopalganj - 43.76, Siwan - 41.50 pc, Maharajganj - 37.00.
3:31 PM, 12 May
Voting percentage till 3 pm
Total 46.52% voting till 3 pm in Phase 6. West Bengal- 63.09, Delhi-36.73, Haryana- 47.57 Uttar Pradesh- 40.96, Bihar- 43.86, Jharkhand- 54.09, Madhya Pradesh- 48.53
3:31 PM, 12 May
MA Naqvi, BJP after meeting West Bengal CEO said,''Have demanded that outsiders be not allowed in LS constituencies, 48 hours before the elections, & that history-sheeters be arrested. Our candidate Bharati Ghosh's car was stopped, have demanded action against the officers involved.''
3:10 PM, 12 May
Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and his family after casting their vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhawan
3:00 PM, 12 May
At 2 pm, the overall voter turnout in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2019 stood at 39.80%. 35.22% votes were polled in Bihar, 39.34% in Haryana, 42.47% in Madhya Pradesh, 34.30% in Uttar Pradesh, 55.77% in West Bengal, 47.16% in Jharkhand, and 33.65% in Delhi, as per data on Election Commission’s Voter Turnout app.
3:00 PM, 12 May
Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee cast his vote at a polling booth in NP Primary School, K Kamraj Lane in Delhi.

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