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Lok Sabha Elections Exit Poll 2019 LIVE: Modi set to return as PM, NDA to get 286 seats

Lok Sabha Elections Phase 7 Voting LIVE: The Voting Is Being Held In 59 Constituencies, Including Varanasi From Where PM Modi Is Seeking Re-election.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 19 May 2019, 06:56:45 PM

New Delhi:

Lok Sabha Elections Phase 7 Voting LIVE Updates: One of the most bitterly fought Lok Sabha elections in recent history will come to an end on Sunday with voting for the seventh and final phase. The voting is being held in 59 constituencies, including Varanasi from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election. Voting is being held in seven states and one Union Territory, which include all 13 seats in Punjab and an equal number of seats in Uttar Pradesh, nine in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, four in Himachal Pradesh, three in Jharkhand and the lone seat Chandigarh.

Apart from the final phase of Lok Sabha elections, a bypoll is also being held in Panaji, which was necessitated due to the death of former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. By-elections will also be held in four assembly constituencies of Tamil Nadu – Sulur, Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram (SC) and Thiruparankundram. The Election Commission has set up more than 1.12 lakh polling stations for smooth for smooth conduct of polls in which over 10 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 918 candidates.

Below are the live updates of Lok Sabha Elections Phase 7 Voting:

North East exit poll


Assam exit poll


Himachal Pradesh exit poll


Punjab exit poll


Haryana exit poll


Tamil Nadu exit poll


Rajasthan exit poll


Chhattisgarh exit poll


Madhya Pradesh Exit Poll


Telangana exit poll


Karnataka exit poll


61 per cent voter turnout in last phase of LS polls: EC

Nearly 61 per cent voters turned out to cast their vote on Sunday in the seventh and the final phase of the Lok Sabha election held in 59 constituencies across eight states and Union Territories.

News Nation Exit Poll

Left Front likely to get 5-7 seats in Kerala.

News Nation Exit Poll

Congress may win 11-13 seats in Kerala. 

News Nation Exit Poll

News Nation Exit Poll predicts BJP is likely open its account in Kerala with 1-3 seats

News Nation Exit Poll

Vote share of the UPA is expected to be around 30 per cent: News Nation Exit Poll 

News Nation Exit Poll

NDA likely to get a vote share of 38 per cent: News Nation Exit Poll

Left Front likely to get 5-7 seats in Kerala, according to News Nation exit poll.

UPA may get 118-126 seats, according to News Nation exit poll. 


Modi set return as PM

NDA to get 282-290 seats, according to News Nation exit poll. 

Polling has concluded in 542 parliamentary constituencies across states and union territories, says the Election Commission. 



53.03% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm: Bihar-46.75%, Himachal Pradesh- 57.43%, Madhya Pradesh-59.75%, Punjab-50.49%, Uttar Pradesh-47.21%, West Bengal- 64.87%, Jharkhand-66.64%, Chandigarh-51.18% in #Phase7 of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

TDP writes to EC alleging violation of MCC by PM Modi. Letter states, "PM has gone to Badrinath & Kedarnath on an official visit, all the private activities done by him during his pilgrimage are being displayed & continuously telecast, which is a clear violation of the MCC".

51.95% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm:

Bihar-46.66%


Himachal Pradesh- 49.43%


Madhya Pradesh-57.27%


Punjab-48.18%


Uttar Pradesh-46.07%


West Bengal- 63.58%


Jharkhand-64.81%


Chandigarh-50.24% in

Voter turnout till 3 pm in West Bengal:


Dumdum-49.31%


Barasat-55.35%


Bashirhat-58.12%


Joynagar-58.96%


Mathurapur-56.77%


Diamond Harbour-54.03%


Jadavpur-57.37%


Kolkata Dakshin-46.14%


Kolkata Uttar-44.38%

Himachal Pradesh: Visuals from the world's highest polling station at Tashigang in Lahaul-Spiti, a part of Mandi Parliamentary constituency. The polling station is located at an altitude of 15, 256 feet above sea level.



Patna: Polling was stopped at booth number 101 & 102 in Sarkuna village of Paliganj after a clash broke out between two groups.



Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP from Barasat & candidate from the same constituency, argues with a security personnel at a polling booth in Barasat.



Patna: Conjoined sisters Saba and Farah cast their votes as separate individuals with independent voting rights for the first time.




West Bengal: Trinamool Congress' Candidate from Basirhat, Nusrat Jahan greets people after casting her vote in the constituency.

Indore: 37 visually-impaired women cast their votes at a polling booth in Green Field school.

Delhi: Re-polling takes place at booth number-32, Daryaganj. Election Commission of India had declared polls held on May 12 at polling station no 32 of Chandni Chowk Assembly Segment as void.

Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra, party's candidate for the bypoll to Bhatpara Assembly seat, argues with a security personnel at a polling booth in the assembly constituency.



Giving priority to national duty, bride, groom cast their votes in Indore

Madhya Pradesh: Bride and groom along with their family cast their votes for Lok Sabha elections 2019 at a polling station in Indore.


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BJP demands EC to let central forces stay in Bengal till MCC ends

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman: Bengal ki CM jo shuru se dhamki deti aa rahi hain, isliye humein dar hai ki aaj polling khatm hone ke baad se TMC ka narsanghar udhar shuru hoga kya? Isliye hamari maang hai ki Central Armed Forces udhar rahen jab tak MCC khatam na ho.


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39.85 per cent voter turnout till 1 pm

39.85% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in the final phase of Lok Sabha elections: Bihar-36.20%, Himachal Pradesh- 34.47%, Madhya Pradesh-43.89%, Punjab-36.66%, Uttar Pradesh-36.37%, West Bengal- 47.55, Jharkhand-52.89%, Chandigarh-35.60%

Tej Pratap Yadav in Patna, Bihar: My bouncers have not done anything. I was leaving after casting my vote when a photographer hit the windscreen of my car. I have filed an FIR in the incident. A conspiracy is being hatched to kill me.

Tej Pratap Yadav's security guards beat camera person

Watch video of Tej Pratap Yadav's security personnel beating a cameraman after he allegedly broke the windscreen of his car.



Congress's candidate from Patna Sahib Lok Sabha Constituency, Shatrughan Sinha casts his vote at polling booth no.339 in St. Severin's School, Kadam Kuan, Patna.



By and large elections have been peaceful in the state, one incident of a murder was reported from Tarn-Taran but initial police report says it was a case of personal enmity; Law and Order situation is peaceful. We'll beat both BJP and Akali Dal: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

A bridegroom along with his family casts his vote at polling booth number 8 in Manali parliamentary constituency.



Union Minister and BJP leader Manoj Sinha casts his vote at a polling booth in Ghazipur.



Congress candidate from Kushinagar, RPN Singh casts his vote at a polling booth.



Diamond Harbour BJP candidate's car attacked

West Bengal: BJP candidate for Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency, Nilanjan Roy's car vandalised in Dongaria area of the constituency.



25.49 per cent Voter turnout till 12 noon

Bihar: 18.90 per cent, Himachal Pradesh: 28.14 per cent, Madhya Pradesh: 29.48 per cent, Madhya Pradesh: 29.48 per cent, Punjab: 23.45 per cent, Uttar Pradesh: 23.16 per cent, West Bengal: 32.15 per cent, Jharkhand: 31.29 per cent, Chandigarh: 22.30 per cent.

Mr and Mrs Sidhu cast their votes

Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu, cast their votes at booth number-134 in Amritsar.



No roads, not votes: Bihar village boycott polls

Locals boycott elections at booth number-299 in Chandora village, Rajgir Block of Nalanda District in Bihar. They say, 'No roads, No votes.' EVM and Block Development Officer's car vandalised.



TMC goons to carry out rigging at 52 Jadavpur booths, alleges BJP's Anupam Hazra

BJP MP candidate Anupam Hazra in Jadavpur: TMC goons have beaten up a BJP mandal president, a driver&attacked a car. We also rescued our 3 polling agents.TMC goons were going to carry out rigging at 52 booths. People are eager to vote for BJP but they are not allowing people to vote.

After BJP MP's complaint, Additional forces arrive in Basirhat polling booth

Additional forces arrive at polling station number 189 in Basirhat. BJP MP candidate from Basirhat, Sayantan Basu has alleged that TMC workers are not allowing people to cast their vote.

Voter turnout till 11 am

Bihar: 18.90 per cent, Himachal Pradesh: 16.21 per cent, Madhya Pradesh: 18.83 per cent, Punjab 17.71 per cent, Uttar Pradesh: 15.85 per cent, West Bengal: 22.61 per cent, Jharkhand: 23.86 per cent, Chandigarh: 10.40 per cent

PM Modi's Kedarnath visit, violation of poll conduct, says TMC, writes to EC

Trinamool Congress writes to EC, states, 'Election campaign for last phase of polling for Lok Sabha polls is over, surprisingly Narendra Modi's Kedarnath Yatra is being widely covered by the media for the last 2 days. This is a gross violation of model code of conduct.'

Harsimrat Kaur Badal says Congress "goons" attacked SAD worker

Harsimrat Kaur Badal in Badal village: Congress have brought their goons here from outside. Y'day, their goons in Mansa conducted checking of cars. We complained to poll officials but no action was taken. In Bhatinda Rural, our worker Titu Randhawa was also attacked.

Voters hold protest outside polling station in Basirhat

West Bengal: Voters hold protest outside polling station number 189 in Basirhat, allege that TMC workers are not allowing them to cast their vote. BJP MP candidate from Basirhat, Sayantan Basu says, "100 people were stopped from voting. We will take them to cast their vote."

When its about responsibility towards nation, age is just a number

Tamil Nadu: A 103-year-old woman has cast her vote in Sulur for by-election to the Sulur assembly constituency.


Do vote to make country liberal, progressive: Congress

The Congress on Sunday urged the people to cast their vote in the last phase of general elections to make the country "liberal" and "progressive". "One vote, will make the future of the youth empowered. One vote, will take farmers towards loan waiver. One vote, will take small traders towards profit. One vote, will get the deprived 'Nyay' (justice)," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted.

Key battles

Trinamool's Abhishek Banerjee is up against BJP candidate Nilanjan Roy from Diamond Harbour constituency in West Bengal. CPM's Faud Halim and Congress' Soumya Aich Roy are the other challengers.

3 per cent voter turnout till 9 am

The voter turnout till 9 am stood at 3 per cent. The voting for Lok Sabha elections is currently underway in 59 constituencies.

Voting percentage till 9 am in Jharkhand: 11.05 per cent.

Voting percentage till 9 am in West Bengal: 8.91 per cent.

Voting percentage till 9 am in Uttar Pradesh: 4.80 per cent.

Voting percentage till 9 am in Punjab: 3.10 per cent.

Voting percentage till 9 am in MP: 4.57 per cent.

Voting percentage till 9 am in Himachal Pradesh: 0.40 per cent.

Voting percentage till 9 am in Chandigarh: 10.40 per cent.

Voting percentage till 9 am in Bihar: 10.65 per cent.

3 percent have voted till 9 am, according to the Election Commission.

Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee casts his vote

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew & TMC leader, Abhishek Banerjee casts his vote at polling booth no. 208 in South Kolkata Parliamentary Constituency.

BJP candidate from South Kolkata CK Bose casts his vote

BJP Lok Sabha candidate from South Kolkata parliamentary constituency, CK Bose casts his vote at a polling booth in City College, in Kolkata.

Key battles

SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal is up against AAP candidate Baljinder Kaur and Congress' Amrinder Singh Raja Warring from Bathinda constituency in Punjab.


Voting begins for Panaji Assembly bye-election

Voting began Sunday morning for the bypoll to the Panaji assembly constituency, which was necessitated due to the death of former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar in March.

EVM malfunctions in Pant Nagar booth of Bihar's Patna

EVM malfunction reported at booth no.6 in Pant Nagar of Bihar's Patna Sahib (Lok Sabha constituency). Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is contesting against sitting MP and former BJP leader Shatrughan Singha from the constituency.

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi casts his vote


Key battles

BJP's Hardeep Singh Puri fighting against AAP candidate Kuldip Singh Dhaliwal and Congress' Gurjeet Singh Aujla from Amritsar constituency in Punjab.


Bihar CM Nitish Kumar casts his vote in Patna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cast his vote in Patna. After casting his vote, Kumar said, "Elections should not be held over such a long duration, there was a long gap between each phase of voting. I will write to leaders of all parties to build a consensus on this."

Chandauli SDM assures action

"Complainants are present at police station. We will take action as per the complaint they file. They are still eligible to cast votes as the elections hadn't begun then, they will have to mention in the FIR that ink was forcefully applied to them," says Chandauli SDM Kr Harsh.

BJP men bribed voters, forcefully applied ink day before voting, alleges Chandauli residents

Residents of Tara Jivanpur village in Chandauli allege ink was forcefully applied to their fingers and they were given Rs 500 by 3 men of their village. "They were from BJP and asked us if we'll vote for the party. They told us now you can't vote. Don't tell anyone," says one of the residents.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath casts his vote in Gorakhpur

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was among the people who reached early in the morning to cast their votes. Before exercising his franchise in Gorakhpur, the UP CM also visited Hanuman Temple.



West Bengal: Enthusiastic voters Queue up outside a poling booth in South Kolkata were voting is currently underway.



Jharkhand: People queue up outside polling station no. 36, 37, 38 and 39 in Dumka Lok Sabha constituency, to cast their votes. (ANI Photo)


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First Published : 19 May 2019, 06:56:45 PM