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Lok Sabha elections 2019 polling Highlights: 66% turnout recorded; Violence mars polling in WB

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New Delhi, Apr 23: The voting for the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 ended on Tuesday evening and the net voter turnout across 116 parliamentary seats was recorded at 66 percent.

Lok Sabha elections 2019 polling LIVE:  37.94 percent polling recorded till 2 pm

Sporadic incidents of violence have been reported from across West Bengal in the third phase of polling. The clashes between the TMC and the BJP have escalated.

The TMC workers allegedly ransacked the BJP camp office, following which the BJP workers razed the camp office of the TMC in Motigunj area.

A delegation of BJP leaders will meet Chief Election Officer for West Bengal Aariz Aftab at 3 pm today to complain about vote rigging and escalating violence during the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

All 26 constituencies in Gujarat, all 20 seats in Kerala, 14 each in Maharashtra and Karnataka, 10 in Uttar Pradesh, seven in Chhattisgarh, six in Odisha, five each in Bihar and West Bengal, four in Assam, two in Goa, one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Tripura are witnessing polling in the third phase.

As per the original schedule, 115 seats were to vote today but polling in East Tripura seat was postponed from April 18 to April 23 after the EC found that law and order situation there was not conducive to hold elections.

Of the 115 seats, the BJP had won 62 seats while the Congress bagged 16 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Do stay tuned with us as we bring you the updates LIVE:

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12:42 AM, 24 Apr
Final figures are likely to change.
12:41 AM, 24 Apr
Total voter turnout for 3rd phase of Lok Sabha Elections2019 is 66 percent. Odisha - 58.18 percent; Tripura - 78.52 percent; Uttar Pradesh - 57.74 percent; West Bengal - 79.36 percent; Chhattisgarh - 65.91 percent; Dadra & Nagar Haveli - 71.43 percent; Daman & Diu - 65.34 percent; Assam - 78.29 percent; Bihar - 59.97 percent; Goa - 71.09 percent; Gujarat - 60.21 percent; Jammu & Kashmir - 12.86 percent; Karnataka - 64.14 percent; Kerala - 70.21 percent; Maharashtra - 56.57 percent
11:26 PM, 23 Apr
he Election Commission has sought a report from the chief electoral officer of Gujarat on a 'roadshow' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad Tuesday which the Congress alleged violated electoral law. Briefing reporters on the phase three of Lok Sabha elections, which concluded Tuesday, senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said, a report has been sought in this regard from the chief electoral officer of Gujarat.
10:54 PM, 23 Apr
"Sukhbir Singh Badal, Nitish Kumar, Uddhav Thackeray and other NDA leaders will be present during nomination filing by PM Modi on April 26," says Shah.
10:54 PM, 23 Apr
"Once again Modi Ji will contest from Kashi (Varanasi), he will file his nomination on afternoon of April 26. He will also participate in road show in Kashi on April 25," says BJP president Amit Shah.
10:02 PM, 23 Apr
Uttar Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of over 60 per cent in the 10 constituencies where polling took place in the third phase on Tuesday, election officials said. Prominent UP leaders in the fray in this phase are four members of Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav's clan, besides senior party leader Azam Khan and actor-turned BJP candidate Jaya Prada. The overall voting percentage was 60.52 per cent, UP’s Chief Electoral Officer L Venkateshwar Lu told reporters after polling closed at 6 pm.
8:18 PM, 23 Apr
Voter turnout in Chhattisgarh is 65.91 percent.
8:18 PM, 23 Apr
West Bengal
Voter turnout in West Bengal is 79.36 percent.
8:17 PM, 23 Apr
Uttar Pradesh
Voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh is 57.74 percent
7:36 PM, 23 Apr
Voter turnout in Tripura is 78.52 percent
7:35 PM, 23 Apr
Voter turnout in Odisha is 58.18 percent
7:35 PM, 23 Apr
Total voter turnout for 3rd phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is 63.24 percent.
7:21 PM, 23 Apr
7:01 PM, 23 Apr
Uttar Pradesh
Voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh at 6:45 PM reported at 56.68 percent.
6:30 PM, 23 Apr
Voter turnout till now for the 3rd phase of the Lok Sabha elections is 61.31 percent.
6:29 PM, 23 Apr
West Bengal
Voter turnout in West Bengal till 5:00 PM reported at 78.97 percent.
6:23 PM, 23 Apr
Assam and West Bengal recorded the highest voter turn out with 74.05 per cent and 78.94 per cent respectively. On the other hand, Jammu and Kashmir recorded the lowest poll percentage with 12.46 per cent.
5:57 PM, 23 Apr
64.82 per cent voters turnout in Assam till 5 pm, 49.94 per cent in Bihar, 63.85 per cent in Goa, 53.65 per cent in Gujarat, 11.22 per cent in J&K, 60.08 per centin Karnataka, 65.89 per cent in Kerala, 49.68 per cent in Maharashtra, 52.94 per cent in Odisha, 68.03 per cent in Tripura, 53.73 per cent in UP, 73.09 per cent in West Bengal, 58.37 per cent in Chhatisgarh, 56.89 per cent in Dadar Nagar Haveli and 64.82 per cent voters turnout in Daman and Diu.
5:45 PM, 23 Apr
A polling booth in Gir Forest has been set up for 1 voter in Junagadh. Voter Bharatdas Bapu says,"Govt spends money for this polling booth for one vote. I've voted and it's 100% voter turnout here. For 100% voter turnout everywhere, I request all to go and vote."
5:28 PM, 23 Apr
BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Kendrapara, Baijayant Jay Panda, casts his vote for Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
5:25 PM, 23 Apr
Some 250 members of the transgender community voted for the first time in the Lok Sabha election today in Vadodara. Vadodara district collector Shalini Agarwal told PTI that members of the transgender community were enrolled as part of the Election Commission's directive that no eligible person should be deprived of the right to vote.
5:15 PM, 23 Apr
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader, Jagadish Shettar casts his vote at a polling booth in Hubballi-Dharwad, Karnataka.
5:14 PM, 23 Apr
Thiruvananthapuram: Abin Babu, a voter at booth no. 151 in Vattiyoorkavu, was arrested for allegedly making a false complaint about malfunctioning of polling machine.
5:08 PM, 23 Apr
Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha: VVPAT of Polling Station No. 196 of 87-Badamba Assembly Constituency was changed after commencement of actual poll, due to some error. 134 votes had been polled in the machine by then. Concerned Sector Officer reached booth with replacement VVPAT.
4:45 PM, 23 Apr
Polling agents from PDP and National Conference indulged in a fist fight at a booth in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, CNN-News18 reported.
4:20 PM, 23 Apr
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel casts his vote at a polling station in Bharuch.
4:00 PM, 23 Apr
Voter turn out for the Tripura East parliamentary constituency was recorded at 52.06 per cent at 3 pm.
3:59 PM, 23 Apr
Jammu & Kashmir
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters thrash a National Conference (NC) polling agent at Bijbehara polling station of Anantnag district, alleging bogus voting.
3:55 PM, 23 Apr
Anjela Toppo, a 46-year-old tribal woman, collapsed today while standing in a queue to cast her vote in Raigarh Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh, PTI reported. Raigarh Additional Superintendent of Police Abhishek Verma told reporters that Toppo awas rushed to the hospital but later died there. Voting is underway in Raigarh (ST) and six other Lok Sabha constituencies in the third and final phase in the state.
3:53 PM, 23 Apr
Heavy rain & thunderstorm lash parts of Uttara Kannada district. Visuals from near polling booth number 92 in Sirsi

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