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Lok Sabha Polls | 64 per cent voter turnout recorded in Uttar Pradesh

As Many As 91 Constituencies Are Going To Polls In The First Phase Of Voting.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 11 Apr 2019, 11:48:24 PM
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The high-stake political battle to choose the 17th Lok Sabha begins on Thursday with 91 constituencies going to polls in the first phase of voting. Other than Lok Sabha seats, voting for Assembly polls will also be held in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and the first phase of Odisha. The polling began at 7 am and continue till 6 pm. Elaborate security arrangements have been made and lakhs of security personnel have been deployed to ensure free and fair polls. 

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to file his nomination from Lucknow parliamentary constituency on 16 April.

About 64 per cent of voters exercised their franchise till 6 pm Thursday in eight Lok Sabha constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh that went to polls in the first phase.

Polling could not take place at four polling stations of Gadchiroli as the polling teams could not reach there. These are naxal-affected areas. EC will go for re-poll in these four polling stations, says Chief Election Officer Maharashtra. 

Nearly 64% turnout by 6 pm in UP constituencies, reports news agency PTI.

The total seizures in 2019 election so far, till 6 pm, is Rs 2626 crore - cash Rs 607 crore, liquor worth Rs 198 crore, drug and narcotics worth Rs 1091 crore, precious metal worth Rs 486 Crore, freebies and other items worth Rs 48 crore: Election Commission

We have asked district election officer concerned to furnish a report. Indelible ink was certified by CSIR National Physical Lab, as is done for every election: EC on indelible ink removal claims.

There have been some incidents where EVMs have been damaged. 6 incidents in Andhra Pradesh, 5 in Arunachal Pradesh, 1 in Bihar, 2 in Manipur and 1 in West Bengal: Election Commissioner

Voters in great number fearlessly used their franchise in Shyamgiri (in Bastar's Dantewada district) polling station. Turnout was 77% in this polling station.

Sikkim (1 seat) - 69%, Mizoram (1 seat) - 60%, Nagaland (1 seat) - 78%, Manipur (1 seat) - 78.2%, Tripura (1 seat) - 81.8%, Assam (5 seats) - 68%, West Bengal (2 seats) - 81%. Final turnout is expected to rise.

Army troops deployed in Siachen and along the LoC cast their vote.

Voting till 6 pm in Andaman & Nicobar Islands - 70.67%, Andhra Pradesh - 66%, Chhattisgarh - 56%, Telangana - 60%, Uttarakhand - 57.85%, Jammu & Kashmir - 54.49%. Final turnout is expected to rise.

56 per cent polling  in Bastar, Chhattisgarh till 6 pm: EC

Voters used their franchise in large number in first phase: Election Commission 

70.67 per cent polling in Andamand and Nicobar till 6 pm

 97 constituencies will vote in second on April 18: Election Commission

Notification for 6th phase of elections will be issued on April 16, and for the last phase, on April 22: Election Commission

2 police commandos escorting poll party injured in IED blast in Etapalli in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli.

We have been successful in conducting the first phase of polls in a free, fair & peaceful manner. There has been no untoward incident whatsoever reported in the polls. The failure rate of EVMs has been under 1%, says Suresh Kumar, Chief Election Officer, Odisha. 

Marching forward with the vision of PM Narendra Modi I take pride in sharing the fact that we've accomplished a milestone of treating 20 Lakh patients & providing financial relief of more than 2600 Cr under Ayushman Bharat within 200 days since its launch, says J P Nadda. 

 Voting in first phase of Lok Sabha Elections conducted peacefully: Election Commission  

Poll % till 5 PM - Bihar: 50.26% Telangana: 60.57% Meghalaya: 62% Uttar Pradesh: 59.77% Manipur: 78.20% Lakshadweep: 65.9% Assam: 68%

Polling for seven Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra and the Naxal-affected Bastar constituency in neighbouring Chhattisgarh came to an end at 5 pm.

Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha: In 6 booths of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district there has been no voting due to threat by naxals.

Zero polling reported in 15 booths in Malkangiri, Odisha due to Maoist fear.

60.57 per cent voter turnout recorded in Telangana till 5 pm. 

50.26 per cent voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in Bihar. 

Narayanpur: One Naxal has been killed in an encounter with security forces in Orchha police station limits.

Voter turnout till 3 pm in Andhra Pradesh was 55%, in Arunachal Pradesh was 50.87% and in Sikkim was 55%.

We will try to pass bill against instant triple talaq after forming government again, PM Modi in Silchar. 

Voter turnout till 3 pm in Maharashtra is 46.13%.

48.74% voter turnout recorded in Bihar till 4 pm.

Voter turnout till 3 pm in Jammu and Kashmir is 46.17%.

We are committed to balanced development of Assam. We have worked on improving the connectivity of Assam. The work is in progress for building a Mini Secretariat in Silchar, says PM Modi in Silchar. 

Congress has a history of creating trouble. In 1947, the country was divided on the basis of religion but they failed to think about the minority in Pakistan. The persecuted Hindus and Sikhs are now taking refuge in India. They have now become stateless, says PM Modi.

We are committed to implementing Citizen Amendment Bill. But we will consult with the all the communities of the society, says PM Modi.

Till 3pm voting percentage in West Bengal: Coochbehar - 68.44, Alipurduar - 69.94

49 per cent voter turnout recorded in Bihar till 4 pm. 

Bihar: 38.50% voting recorded in Aurangabad, 44% in Gaya, 43% in Nawada and 41.34% in Jamui, till 3 pm.

I urge first time voters to cast their vote thoughtfully. History of Congress has always been one that creates problem. There was partition in 1947 on basis of religious faith, but it was never thought what will be the fate of religious minorities in Pakistan, says PM Modi 

NDA will win all five seats of Assam on which voting is underway today in the first phase of election, says PM Modi in Silchar. 

As per the latest information, there is a strong wave of 'Phir ek Baar Modi Sarkar', says PM Modi.

Your enthusiasm clearly shows which way the wind is blowing, says PM Modi in Silchar, Assam. 

Voter turnout till 3 pm in Mizoram is 55.20%, in Tripura West parliamentary constituency is 68.65% and in West Bengal is 69.94%.

Benchmark equity indices ended marginally higher after choppy trade Thursday as voting began in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
The 30-share BSE Sensex inched up 21.66 points, or 0.06 per cent, to close at 38,607.01. The broader NSE Nifty settled 12.40 points, or 0.11 per cent, higher at 11,596.70.

Voter turnout till 3 pm in Nagaland is 68%, in Telangana is 48.95%, in Assam is 59.5% & in Meghalaya is 55%.

In Bengal, the goons of TMC have killed more than 60 karyakartas of BJP. Mamata Didi can't suppress the voice of Bengal by unleashing violence. It's in the nature of BJP Karyakartas fight injustice till the end and defeat you, says Amit Shah in Uttar Dinajpur.

Maharashtra: Voting turnout in Nagpur parliamentary constituency till 3 pm is 38.35%.

Voter turnout till 3 pm in Lakshadweep is 51.25%, in Uttarakhand is 46.59% and in Manipur is 68.90%.

Lakshwadeep: 51.25 per voter turnout recorded till 3 pm. 

Countdown to TMC's downfall will begin from May 23, when we win 23 seats from Bengal: Amit Shah at Raiganj.

47 per cent voter turnout recorded in Ghaziabad till 3 pm. 

Maharashtra: Three people dead, 9 injured as a tractor overturned near Shankarpur village in Gadchiroli, today. The victims were returning to their village after casting their votes.

MHA: We've not received any letter regarding alleged breach in security of Congress Pres Rahul Gandhi. As soon as MHA’s attention was drawn to reports of incident of “green light” being pointed at him y'day in Amethi, the Director (SPG) was asked to verify factual position.

Anyone who speaks against him is caught in an encounter or he sends agencies after them, says PM Modi.

West Bengal: Visuals from a polling booth in Coochbehar as people queue up to vote.

Guntur: TDP leader Kodela Siva Prasada Rao attacked at a polling booth in Sattenapalli.

Ahead of polling in Mumbai for the Lok Sabha elections, Congress candidate Urmila Matondkar on Thursday met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his residence in Mumbai. Matondkar, who is contesting from Mumbai-North Lok Sabha constituency, held discussions with Pawar for about half-an-hour over the current political scenario. She exuded confidence that the Maratha strongman’s guidance will set her on the path of victory.

What did they do for the country in 5 years? Modi said they would give people jobs. But 2crore youth who were employed and now unemployed. Farmers have committed suicide: Mamata Banerjee.

Delhi benefits with disturbance in the hills. They don’t want these regions of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and others to prosper. The Darjeeling  MLA Amar Singh is a bhoomiputra, he is from here, says West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kalimpong.

Amethi: Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani files her nomination from Amethi parliamentary constituency.

Visuals of a "Pink Polling Booth", an all women polling booth set up in Gautam Buddh Nagar.

Former cricketer and Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) working president, Mohammad Azharuddin, cast his vote at polling booth number 71 in Hyderabad.

Congress has come up with a new scam from their stable. It is the 'Tuglak Road Chunavi Ghotala', says PM at a rally in Assam's Mangaldai.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi files her nomination from Rae Bareili Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

Security personnel fired shots in air after some people tried to cast vote without voter ID at a polling station in Shamli. DM says,“BSF personnel, fired in air for security reasons after some people without voter ID tried to cast vote. Voting has resumed now."

World's smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge, casts her vote at a polling station in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

29.8 per cent polling in Mizoram till 1 pm.

38.78% votes cast in Uttar Pradesh till 1 pm.

Not at all. Don't forget 2004. Vajpayee Ji was invincible, but we won, says UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on if she thinks PM is invincible.

Prime Minister is addressing a public rally in Mangaldai, Assam

Congress wrote to Home Minister over breach in security of its president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday; says Gandhi was addressing media after filing nomination from Amethi, "a persual of his interaction will reflect that a laser was pointed at his head, on at least 7 separate occasions."

In UP’s Shamli, some people reportedly tried to cast their votes without valid ID proof. The BSF troopers had to fire shots in air for security reasons, the DM said. Voting has resumed now.


BR Tiwari, Addl. Chief Election Officer on reports of Namo food packets being distributed in Noida: We came to know about this from media reports. There is a very old shop, more than 10-year-old, which has this brand name. It has been highlighted in a different manner in media.

Raebareli: Sonia Gandhi holds a roadshow ahead of filing nomination from Raebareli.

People queue up to vote for Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency. Visuals from a polling booth in Ukhrul.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath holds a roadshow in Amethi. He will also accompany Smriti Irani to file nomination from Amethi constituency.

Hyderabad: Tollywood actors Naga Chaitanya and Samantha arrive at a polling station in Nanakramguda, Gachibowli to cast their votes.

Uttarakhand: Yog-Guru Ramdev casts his vote at a polling station in Haridwar in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls.

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A voter at polling booth in Jammu was manhandled by the BSF because he refused to cast his vote for BJP. Using armed forces at polling stations to coerce people to vote for the BJP shows their desperation & hunger to usurp power by hook or crook, tweets Mehmooba Mufti.

Poonch (J&K) District Election Officer on Omar Abdullah's tweet 'Congress button not working in Poonch polling stations': There was an issue with Congress button in Shahpur, our staff replaced the machine. At another polling station BJP button wasn't working, we changed that also.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi performs 'havan' ahead of filing nomination from Rae Bareli. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also present.

Clash broke out between YSRCP and TDP workers in Puthalapattu Constituency in Bandarlapalli, Andhra Pradesh. Police resorted to lathi-charge

"I request the people of India to not let Imran Khan's wishes to come true," the AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said after casting his vote. 

Sonia Gandhi reaches Rae Bareli from where she will file her nomination for the Lok Sabha Elections today.

17.20 per cent voter turn out recorded in Mizoram till 9 am.

Addressing a rally in Bhagalpur, Bihar, PM Narendra Modi said, “All that I have been able to do is because you made me your chowkidar. Only the strong-willed can talk about all know what Pakistan was before 2014...they used to attack us and then threaten are aware of how that has know what we did, we entered their homes and attacked them...I know what needs to be done...we were earlier shackled now I have broken them.”

Andhra Pradesh: Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan at the polling booth set up at Chaitanya School in Vijayawada.

Maharashtra: IED blast by Maoists near a polling booth in Etapalli in Gadchiroli district, no injuries reported.

24.66% voting recorded in Jammu & Baramulla parliamentary constituencies, 38.08% in West Bengal (2 seats) and 26.5% in Tripura (1 seat) till 11 am, reports ANI.

Visuals of polling from booth number 49 in Dimapur, Nagaland:

I am hopeful that we will be able to win this race, I am very optimistic, says Khammam Congress candidate Renuka Choudhary after casting her vote in Telangana.

Union Minister and leader and her husband Zubin Irani perform 'pooja' ahead of her filing nomination from Amethi parliamentary constituency

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal casts his vote at a polling station in Dibrugarh.

Chhattisgarh: Villagers in Dantewada turnout in large numbers to cast their votes. 

Jammu: Kashmiri Pandits in Udhampur cast their votes for Baramulla parliamentary constituency at a special polling station set-up at Municipal Town Hall. A voter says, "We are migrants here. It's our duty to caste vote. We want to return to Baramulla"

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted, urging the people of Berhampur, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur & Koraput to vote in good numbers. 

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted, urging the people of Berhampur, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur & Koraput to vote in good numbers. 

Lok Sabha Polls 2019: 18.12% voter turnout recorded till 9 am in West Bengal, 17.5% in Mizoram, 10.2% in Chhattisgarh and 15.6% in Manipur.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari casts his vote at polling booth in Maharashtra's Nagpur.

The Election Commission says 11.40% voting turnout registered till 9 am in Uttar Pradesh.


All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi casts his vote at a polling booth in Hyderabad.

Voter turnout recorded till 9 am in Telangana is 10.6%, 5.83% in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 10.2% in Assam and 13.3% in Arunachal Pradesh.

Voter turnout till 9 am in Saharanpur- 8%, Kairana-10%, Muzaffarnagar-10%, Meerut- 10%, Bijnor - 11%, Baghpat - 11%, Ghaziabad - 12% and Gautam Budh Nagar-12%, reports ANI.

Jammu & Kashmir: People queue at polling booth number 114 & 115 in Bandipora, to cast their votes.

Polling underway in Jammu and Kashmir' s Rajouri.

Trinamool Congress and BJP supporters clash in Cooch Behar's Mathabhanga. Three people have been injured so far.

21% voter turnout recorded till 9 am in Nagaland parliamentary constituency.

Uttarakhand: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat casts his vote at polling booth number 124 in Defence Colony, Dehradun.

Reports of malfunctioned EVMS is being reported from several booths. In Andhra Pradesh, 99 EvMs are reportedly not working and the voting has been stalled. As many as 300 BHEL engineers have been called in for the repairs, reports News 18.

Jana Sena Party candidate in Andhra Pradesh has been arrested after he damaged an EVM. The accused, Madhusudan Gupta, threw the EVM on the floor at a polling station in the Guntakal Assembly constituency of Anantapur district, the police said. Gupta, who had come to cast his vote at the polling station in Gutti, was angry with the polling staff over names of Assembly and Parliament constituencies not being displayed properly. The machine was damaged in the incident. Gupta was immediately arrested.

Faces of women in burkhas are not being checked and I allege that fake voting is being done. If not looked into, I will demand a repoll, says Union Minister and Muzaffarnagar BJP candidate Dr Sanjiv Balyan.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi's K Kavitha casts her vote at a polling station in Pothangal, in Nizamabad parliamentary constituency.

A 92 year old voter DN Sanghani accompanied by his son and daughter in law after casting their votes at a polling booth in Gondia, Maharashtra.

Andhra Pradesh IT Minister & TDP's Nara Lokesh in Amaravati: It'll be a decisive win in Mangalgiri (Assembly seat) and also across the state. I am here to convince my electorate that I am a meaningful and a worthy candidate, and I think I've done that.

Jammu & Kashmir: Visuals from polling booth number 97 in Bandipora, where voting is underway.

YSR Congress Party Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy after casting his votes in Kadapa: I'm very confident, people are looking for a change, vote without fear.

West Bengal: Senior citizen voters cast their vote at a polling booth in Coochbehar.

Manipur: Voting underway at a polling station in Imphal, in Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency. Voting on 1 out of 2 parliamentary constituencies in the state is being held today.

Uttarakhand: Former CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank casts his vote at a polling booth in Dehradun.

Andhra Pradesh: TDP MP candidate from Vijaywada, Kesineni Srinivas castes his vote at a polling booth in St. Joseph Girl's High School, Gunadala, Vijaywada.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his family after casting their vote in Amravati.

Uttarakhand: Former chief minister Harish Rawat queues up to vote in Devalchaur, Haldwani. Voting on 2 parliamentary constituencies in the state is being held today.

Uttarakhand: Voting underway at booth number 4 in Haldwani.

Baghpat: Flower petals being showered and dhol being played to welcome voters at polling booth number 126 in Baraut.

Jammu & Kashmir: Visuals from polling station number 152 in Poonch.

Andhra Pradesh: People queue up at a polling booth in Amaravati to cast their vote.

Polling halted at booth number 158 because of faulty electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in Saharanpur.

Voting underway at a polling booth in Allapalli village, in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra.

Polling is underway at Polampalli booth in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.

Visual from a polling booth in Saraswati School at Bacheli in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada.

Polling underway at Girl's Middle School, Dhondra-1, Konta in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.

Jammu & Kashmir: Voters queue up to cast their vote for the  at polling booths 15 and 16 in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. Voting on 2 parliamentary constituencies in the state is being held today.

Saharanpur: Polling begins at booth number no 349, located at J. B. Jain Degree College.

PM Modi's appeal to voters:

2019 Lok Sabha elections commence today. I call upon all those whose constituencies are voting in the first phase today to turn out in record numbers and exercise their franchise. I specially urge young and first-time voters to vote in large numbers.

Andhra Pradesh: Visuals from a polling booth in Vishapkhapatnam as voting begins.

Voting is our duty, everyone should vote: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Andhra Pradesh: Voters queue outside polling booth no 134 in Pulivendula, ahead of voting for the first phase Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Voting on 25 parliamentary constituencies in the state will be held today.

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat present at polling booth number 216 in Nagpur, Maharashtra to cast his vote for #LokSabhaElections2019. Voting on 7 parliamentary constituencies in the state will be held today.

Google Doodle marks the commencement of the festival of democracy in India. The doodle, which shows an inked finger, which, upon clicking, takes users to a page which elaborates upon the voting procedure.

Assam: Voters begin to arrive at polling booths 156 and 158 in Dibrugarh ahead of the voting for the first phase Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voting on 5 parliamentary constituencies in the state will be held today.

West Bengal: Outside visuals from polling booths 173,174 and 175 in Cooch Behar, ahead of the voting. Voting on two parliamentary constituencies in the state for the first phase of elections will be held today.

Maharashtra: Preparation underway for polling at booth number 284 in Gondia for the Gondia parliamentary constituency.

Maharashtra: Mock polling for underway at booth number 255 in Nagpur.

Odisha: Polling party arrives at the polling station in the remote village Ghutrukhal in Thuamul Rampur (Block), Kalahandi on boats.

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First Published : 11 Apr 2019, 06:37:19 AM