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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Over 62 per cent turnout in 5th phase; violence in West Bengal

By Anuj Cariappa
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New Delhi, May 06: Nearly nine crore voted on Monday to decide the fate of 674 candidates in the fifth phase of polling in 51 Lok Sabha constituencies in seven states.

Two explosions at polling stations in Pulwama in Kashmir and clashes between TMC and BJP in West Bengal were reported during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls on Monday across seven states in which over 62 per cent turnout was recorded.

Polling in West Bengal (Image courtesy -  PTI)

The BJP demanded fresh polling at Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal, accusing the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of unleashing "violence" on its voters.

Meanwhile, Union minister Smriti Irani accused Congress president and rival candidate from Amethi Rahul Gandhi of capturing polling booth in the constituency.

Voting took place in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, seven seats each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar and four in Jharkhand. In Jammu and Kashmir, polling will take place in Ladakh constituency and Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag seat.

With this phase, election will be over in 424 seats and polling in the remaining 118 seats will be held on May 12 and 19.

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12:24 PM, 16 May
Uttar Pradesh
Subrata Roy casts his vote:
12:23 PM, 16 May
Delhi
ebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Devinder Kumar Sehrawat joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union Minister Vijay Goel.
12:23 PM, 16 May
Jammu Kashmir
The Congress has sought repolling in several booths in Shopian and Pulwama districts of the Anantnag parliamentary constituency, alleging that the NC and the PDP indulged in bogus voting in many areas.
12:20 PM, 16 May
Jammu Kashmir
Clahses broke out at a polling booth in Pulwama's Rajpora when PDP workers thrashed a Congress polling agent.
12:19 PM, 16 May
West Bengal
Scuffle breaks out between TMC's Prasun Banerjee and security forces.
12:13 PM, 16 May
Madhya Pradesh
Visuals from Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh where voting concluded for Phase 5 of Lok Sabha Election 2019.
9:46 PM, 6 May
Jammu and Kashmir
In Jammu and Kashmir, 64 per cent polling was recorded in Ladakh but the turnout was barely three per cent in militancy-infested Shopian and Pulwama districts in the final of the three-phase election to Anantnag constituency held amid militant threats and boycott call by separatists in Kashmir.
9:45 PM, 6 May
The voter turnout was 74.42 in seven seats in West Bengal, where incidents of Trinamool Congress and BJP workers attacking each other, hurling of bombs, injury to a candidate due to lathicharge by central forces, manhandling of a contestant and beating up of a polling agent were reported in Bangaon (SC), Barrackpore, Hooghly and Howrah constituencies.
9:45 PM, 6 May
In Rajasthan, 63.78 per cent polling was recorded in 12 seats, while it was 63.88 per cent in seven constituencies in Madhya Pradesh, 57.86 per cent five seats in Bihar and 63.72 in four seats in Jharkhand that went to polls on Monday.
9:44 PM, 6 May
According to the Election Commission, over 57.33 per cent of 2.47 crore eligible people cast their vote in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, where political heavyweights like Congress' Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani were in the fray.
8:16 PM, 6 May
Total voter turnout in Phase 5 of Lok Sabha Election 2019 is 62.56%.
7:52 PM, 6 May
Himachal Pradesh
The Chief Electoral Officer of Himachal Pradesh has directed Kangra district election officer to take action under section 127A of Representation of People Act,1950 regarding violation of Model Code of Conduct by Congress candidate for Kangra, Pawan Kajal.
6:58 PM, 6 May
Madhya Pradesh
Visuals from Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh where voting concluded for Phase 5 of Lok Sabha Election 2019.
6:54 PM, 6 May
Rajasthan
Voting concludes for the 5th phase of LokSabhaElection2019 in Rajasthan.
6:37 PM, 6 May
West Bengal
West Bengal BJP writes to CEO West Bengal over poll related violence the letter states,"On all LS seats which were having polling today have seen wide spread violence including rigging of booths, destruction of EVMs&brutal attacks on BJP candidates.Also seek order for re-polling"
6:25 PM, 6 May
Bihar
57.86% voter turnout recorded in Bihar (five Lok Sabha constituencies) in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, till 6pm.
6:18 PM, 6 May
West Bengal
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Locket Chatterjee staged a sit-in at District Magistrate's office in Hooghly after her car was vandalized by unknown miscreants, earlier today.
5:35 PM, 6 May
Assembly elections in Odisha's Patkura constituency has been re-scheduled to May 19 following the death of Biju Janata Dal candidate Ved Prakash Agarwal. Patnaik had earlier requested ECI for the same on his visit to Delhi on the 24th.
5:34 PM, 6 May
Scuffle breaks out between TMC's Prasun Banerjee and security forces
5:34 PM, 6 May
The Congress has sought repolling in several booths in Shopian and Pulwama districts of the Anantnag parliamentary constituency, alleging that the NC and the PDP indulged in bogus voting in many areas.
5:02 PM, 6 May
Voter Turnout in Madhya Pradesh till 3 PM has been recorded at 54.22%. Seven of MP's seats are polling in this phase of the elections.
4:44 PM, 6 May
The Election Commission has directed Bengal police to lodge FIRs against all those present in the booth in Hooghly where an EVM was ransacked in the presence of BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee.
3:45 PM, 6 May
Clahses broke out at a polling booth in Pulwama's Rajpora when PDP workers thrashed a Congress polling agent.
3:44 PM, 6 May
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Jharkhand was 58.63 percent
3:44 PM, 6 May
Voter turnout till 3 pm in West Bengal was 62.79 percent
3:44 PM, 6 May
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Uttar Pradesh was 44.79 percent
3:44 PM, 6 May
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Rajasthan was 50.39 percent
3:44 PM, 6 May
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Madhya Pradesh was 53.37 percent
3:44 PM, 6 May
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Jammu & Kashmir was 15.34 percent
3:44 PM, 6 May
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Bihar was 44.08 percent
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