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