Lok Sabha Polls 2019: 67.84% polling recorded as 11 states, 1 UT go to polls in Phase 2
For The Second Phase Of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, 95 Parliamentary Constituencies Across 11 States And The Union Territory Of Puducherry Went To Polls.
For the second phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, 95 parliamentary constituencies across 11 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry went to polls on Wednesday, April 18, 2019. Thirty eight of the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu went to polls besides 18 Assembly constituencies in the state. Besides Tamil Nadu, polling held in 14 seats in Karnataka, 10 in Maharashtra, eight in Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, three each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one seat each in Manipur and Puducherry. Hema Malini, Raj Babbar, Farooq Abdullah, Ashok Chavan, Sushilkumar Shinde, Prakash Ambedkar, DV Sadananda Gowda, Tejaswi Surya, BK Hariprasad, HD Deve Gowda, Jitendra Singh and Kanimozhi are among the 1,600-odd contestants who fought n the second phase of crucial General Elections 2019 today.
Here are the LIVE updates:
PM Modi in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: Congress' 'Naamdaar' says he his contesting from Wayanad because he wanted to send a message to South. Couldn't you contest from Trivandrum to give the message? It's the capital. It's not a message to South but a message of appeasement politics.
PM Narendra Modi in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: These elections will determine if India will make rules or just follow them. So there is a huge responsibility on the shoulders of voters of Kerala, especially first-time voters.
67.84 per cent turnout in phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Voting percentage till 7 pm:
Overall turnout 63.02%
1. Assam - 75.55%2. Bihar - 60%3. Jammu and Kashmir - 44%4. Karnataka - 64%5. Maharashtra - 57.81%6. Manipur - 76%7. Odisha - 58%8. Tamil Nadu - 63.47%9. Uttar Pradesh - 61.12%10. West Bengal - 76.43%11. Chhattisgarh - 70.24%12. Puducherry - 75.07%
Jammu and Kashmir BJP writes to Election Commission (EC) demanding FIR against Ghulam Nabi Azad, Vikramaditya Singh, and Waqar Rasool Wani for allegedly violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
Total voter turnout for 2nd phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is 61.12%.
Voting percentage till 5 pm:
1. Assam: 72.262. Bihar: 583. Jammu and Kashmir: 43.34. Karnataka: 615. Maharashtra: 546. Manipur: 727. Odisha: 558. Tamil Nadu: 58.429. Uttar Pradesh: 57.1810. West Bengal: 74.1611. Chhattisgarh: 68.6212. Puducherry: 72
Shatrughan Sinha, Congress on reported comments of Congress candidate from Lucknow, Pramod Krishnam that Sinha should not campaign for a candidate from an opposing party: It is my duty as the head of the family and a husband to support my family.
Aam Aadmi Party's West Delhi candidate, Balbir Singh Jakhar, files nomination. AAP leader Gopal Rai also present.
Polling percentage till 4 pm in Bihar Lok Sabha seats:
Bhagalpur - 46%
Banka - 54.3%
Kishaganj - 56.7%
Katihar - 50%
Polling percentage till 3 pm:
Jalpaiguri (SC) - 71.32%
Darjeeling - 63.14 %
Raiganj - 61.84 %
West Bengal overall - 65.59 %
5.7% voting in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar till 3 pm, reports ANI.
Assam: Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling booth in Nagaon for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
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Poonam Sinha files nomination to contest from Lucknow Lok Sabha Constituency. Husband Shatrughan Sinha and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav were also present.
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi warned by the EC over his 'Modi ki Sena' comment, asks him to desist from using references to security forces for political propaganda and to be careful in future, reports ANI.
Union Territory of Puducherry witnessses 49.38% polling till 3 pm in Phse 2 of Lok Sabha elections 2019.
65.59% people cast their vote till 3 pm in West Bengal.
Voter turnout till 3 pm in 8 Lok Sabha seats of Uttar Pradesh 50.39%. Amroha records highest voter turnout of 54%.
52.02% voter turnout till 3 pm in Tamil Nadu. 55.97% polling in 18 assembly by-elections till 3 pm in the state.
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Odisha 39.14%.
67.5% people cast their vote till 3 pm in Manipur.
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Maharashtra 46.63%.
49.26% voter turnout till 3 pm in Karnataka.
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Jammu and Kashmir 38.5%.
45.77% voter turnout till 3 pm in Bihar.
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Assam 55.39%.
Voter turnout till 3 pm in Chhattisgarh 59.72%.
PM Narendra Modi in Bagalkot, Karnataka: The drama unfolding in the state for the past one year is refusing to end. Situation is such that we get to see overflow of emotions regularly in rallies and press conferences.
Odisha: A 95-year-old man collapsed and later died while waiting for his turn to vote, at a polling booth in Ganjam. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and his family cast their vote for the Rajnandgaon parliamentary constituency.
Uttara Kannada: Election Commission officials searched the luggage and chopper of Karnakata Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, today.
Voter turnout till 1 PM in Maharashtra is 35.4%.
Vivek Oberoi on his film 'PM Narendra Modi': Everybody in the Election Commission saw the film yesterday, we asked them how did you like the film?Can't tell you their response but we were happy with their answer; Only request is that the film should be allowed to release.
Samajwadi Partty chief Akhilesh Yadav filed his nomination papers today. BSP national general secreatry Satish Chandra Mishra was also present with him during nomination.
Criminal complaint filed in Delhi's Patiala House Court by one Joginder Tuli seeking direction to police for registration of FIR u/s 124A (IPC- Sedition charges) against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for making allegedly derogatory statements against PM Narendra Modi.
Voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh till 1 pm: 39 per cent
Voter turnout in Bihar till 1 pm: 38 per cent
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav asks the Election Commission to rectify malfunctioning EVMs immediately.
Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah cast their vote in Srinagar.
Fatehpur Sikri: Villagers of Mangoli Kala boycott Lok Sabha Elections 2019 over lack of adequate irrigation facilities in the village. Polling official of booth number 41 says, "Nobody has turned up to vote till now."
Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar casts his vote at a polling booth in Dodda Halahalli, Kanakapura Taluka.
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Voting percentage till 12 pm:
Asaam-38.06Bihar-32.01Jammu and Kashmir-18.26Karnataka-21.05Maharashtra-21.26Manipur-32Odisha-21.36Tamil Nadu-22.60Uttar Pradesh-29.37West Bengal -34.33Chhattisgarh-37.60Puducherry-34.07
India will be freed of poverty the day it gets rid of the Congress: Home Minister Rajnath Singh at West Bengal rally.
Former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar, who was expelled from the Congress and later went on to join the Trinamool Congress, Thursday said he will join the Akali Dal on April 19 at Muktsar in Punjab. "In my political and personal capacity, I have been driven by virtues and principles of Guru Nanak. Hence, I want to inform all well wishers who have stood by me that I will be joining the Shiromani Akali Dal tomorrow at Shri Muktsar Sahib," Brar tweeted on Thursday.
Bihar:Polling percentage at 12 noon
Kishaganj - 26.2Katihar - 25Purnea- 25.5Bhagalpur - 23Banka - 28.3
West Bengal: CPM candidate from Raiganj Mohammad Salim's vehicle attacked in Islampur; CPM has alleged that Trinamool is behind the attack.
23 % voter turnout till noon in Puducherry.
A 95-year-old man died in Bhubaneswar on Thursday while waiting in a queue to vote in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha. The man was waiting for his turn at Kansamari booth in the Aska Lok Sabha seat when he suddenly collapsed.
The polling station 112 of Raiganj constituency has been completely vandalised, EVM damaged. Voting has been stalled for now.
Bulandshahr BJP MP Bhola Singh put under house arrest over poll code violation by the Election Commission.
Karnataka: Former CM Siddaramaiah and his son Yathindra Siddaramaiah cast their votes at a polling booth in Mysuru.
Kanwar Singh Tanwar,BJP MP candidate from Amroha: Fake voting has happened. Women in burkhas are not being checked for their identity. I heard a man wearing burkha was also caught.
Voter turnout till 11 AM in Jammu & Kashmir's Srinagar and Udhampur parliamentary constituency is 17.8%.
Union Minister Maneka Gandhi files her nomination from Sultanpur Lok Sabha constituency.
Chhattisgarh: One ITBP jawan injured in an IED blast by Naxals in Rajnandgaon.
Maharashtra: Polling booth number 193 in Buldhana is being managed by specially-abled staff. Presiding officer, says, "This booth is being managed by specially-abled staff only. I appeal to all specially-abled persons to cast their votes to strengthen democracy."
Pregnant woman casts vote in Mangaluru ahead of baby shower.
Around 32 per cent polling recorded in Manipur till 11 am.
The polling percentage at 11 am for Srinagar Parliamentary constituencies bound areas, the Parliament polls are going on fromstood at 6.1% with Budgam registering the highest turnout of 9.1% followed by Ganderbal at 6.1% and Srinagar registered 3.9%.
Voter turnout till 11 AM in Tamil Nadu is 30.62%.
West Bengal: A 22-year-old BJP Yuva Morcha member Sisupal Sahis was found hanging from a tree in Senabana village of Arsha (Purulia) today. Police have started an investigation.
Voter turnout till 11 AM in Assam is 26.39%, in Chhattisgarh is 26.2%.
Karnatka BJP vice president Tejaswini Ananth Kumar casts her vote at the polling station in Sri Vasavi Vidya Niketan in Bengaluru's Basavanagudi.
"The Election Commission has banned talk about any party today. We are supposed to go out and vote. And me and my family has discharged our duty which makes me happy. That is all I can say," Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy said.
Poonam Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha's wife and Samajwadi Party leader, files nomination from Lucknow.
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Voter turnout till 11 AM in Bihar is 18.97%.
Security personnel lob tear gas shells and lathi charge locals as they block NH-34 in protest after unknown miscreants allegedly prevented them from casting their votes at Digirpar polling booth in Chopra, in Islampur subdivision of North Dinajpur.
Voting percentage till 11 am:
Asam-26.26%Bihar-18.493%Jammu and Kashmir-12.47%Karnataka-15.07%Maharashtra-13.76%Manipur-32.17%Odisha-15.77%Tamil Nadu-14.44%Uttar Pradesh-24.37%West Bengal-27.63%Chhattishgarh-26.21%Pondichery-22.72%
BJP MP Candidate from Mathura, Hema Malini says, "Development in Mathura is all due to my efforts. SP-BSP are only engaged in fighting with each other. There is a huge Modi wave here."
CPM candidate Muhammad Salim's car pelted with in Raiganj.
Election Commission Flying Squad has seized Rs 11.85 lakh unaccounted cash in Sion area.
Assam: Sitting MP from Silchar & party's candidate from the parliamentary constituency, Sushmita Dev, casts her vote along with her mother and sister at a polling booth in Silchar.
Polling has temporarily halted at booth number 217 in Solapur's Shastri Nagar due to fault in Electronic Voting Machine.
A teacher, who was on election duty at a polling booth in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, died of a heart attack on Thursday, an official said.
Jammu & Kashmir: Visuals from polling station number 27-Reshanhar in Srinagar parliamentary constituency; Polling is underway in Srinagar and Udhampur parliamentary constituencies in the second phase.
105-year-old Kavaibai Kamble along with her family cast her vote at a polling station in Harangul Budruk in Latur constituency.
80-year-old Mithilesh Devi cast her vote at a polling station in Agra.
Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey with his family casts vote in Bhagalpur, Bihar. He is the candidate from Buxar.
A polling official deputed at polling booth number 186 in Kanker, in Chhattisgarh dies of heart attack during election duty.
Voter turnout till 10 AM in Bihar is 19.5%.
UP Congress chief Raj Babbar and party's candidate from Fatehpur Sikri casts his vote at the polling booth in Radha Ballabh Inter College.
An 80-year-old patient, Jogindero Devi, comes from Kathua district hospital at polling booth number 2, in Kathua, to cast her vote. She will return to hospital later.
UPCC president Raj Babbar casts his vote. He is contesting from Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat.
Voter turnout till 10 AM in Bihar:
Chhattisgarh: A polling official deputed at polling booth number 186 in Kanker dies of heart attack during election duty.
Jammu & Kashmir: Voting underway at polling station number 2 in Doda, in Udhampur parliamentary constituency.
Dynasty politics isn't an important issue now,country's problems are the main issue.Only because of dynasty politics®ional politics,this country developed in several states.We're not bothered abt criticism from BJP: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy after casting his vote in Ramanagara
Being responsible goals: No matter what your age is, vote is your right, vote is your responsiblity. A Karnataka man, 91, and his wife, 84, cast their votes at Jayanagar polling booth of Bangalore South constituency.
Voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh:
Tamil Nadu: Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) chief TTV Dinakaran cast his vote at a polling station in Besant Nagar in Chennai South parliamentary constituency.
Jammu & Kashmir: People queue up outside Waliwar C polling booth number 105 in Ganderbal district of Srinagar Parliamentary constituency, to cast their votes.
Voter turnout till 9 am:
A security personnel carries an elderly woman to a polling booth in Bihar's Bhagalpur.
Of the total electors, 8,02,60,815 are men, 7,76,62,567 women and 11,136 are transgenders. EC identifies them as 'others'.
More than 1.81 lakh polling booths set up for the purpose. With 970, Puducherry has the least number of polling booths in this phase.
Nearly 15.80 crore voters to decide fate of 1,629 candidates.
Tension was reported from booth number 159 in North Dinajpur’s Chopra as bike-borne youths stopped people from casting their votes. Women voters were also attacked. Locals, protesting about the incident, alleged that the police remained inactive at the time of the incident.
Voting percentage in Bihar till 9 am:
Kishanganj: 10.5 %
Katihar: 8 %
Purnea: 7 %
Bhagalpur: 10 %
DMK President MK Stalin casts his vote at polling booth at SIET College in Teynampet, Chennai.
A newly married couple arrive at a polling station in Udhampur, JammuAndKashmir to cast their votes.
Karnataka: CM HD Kumaraswamy, his wife Anitha Kumaraswamy and their son & JD(S) candidate from Mandya, Nikhil, cast their votes at a polling station in Ramanagara.
Tamil Nadu: DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan casts his vote at a polling station in Mylapore, in Chennai South Parliamentary constituency.
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh casts his vote at a polling booth in Imphal.
Mysore Prince Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar casts his vote.
RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale casts his vote at polling station number 45 in Seshadripuram, Bengaluru.
Deputy CM G Parameshwara and his wife Kannika Parameshwari cast their vote at a polling booth in Koratagere, Tumkur, Karnataka.
Odisha: Voting procedure was halted at booths 261 and 263 in Bolangir Lok Sabha constituency due to EVM malfunction. The voting has now resumed.
DMK Lok Sabha candidate from Thoothukudi, Kanimozhi casts her vote at a polling station in Chennai's Alwarpet, says, "People in the opposition have been harassed, raids targeted at opposition candidates. BJP have completely taken over AIADMK."
Mathura: People queue up outside booth number number 46 in Gantholi village of Govardhan block. The voting is yet to begin here due to EVM malfunction.
Congress symbol seen outside polling booth at Triveni Nayak School at Katihar in Bihar.
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi casts her her vote.
BJP's Deboshree Chaudhary is pitted against AITC's Kanhaiya Lal Agarwal, Congress's Deepa Dasmunshi and CPM's Md Salim in West Bengal's Raiganj.
Tamil Nadu: Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan and his daughter Shruti Haasan cast their votes at polling station 27 at Alwarpet Corporation School in Chennai.
Hema Malini, Raj Babbar, Farooq Abdullah, Ashok Chavan, Sushilkumar Shinde, Prakash Ambedkar, DV Sadananda Gowda, Tejaswi Surya, BK Hariprasad, HD Deve Gowda, Jitendra Singh and Kanimozhi are among the 1,600-odd contestants who will fight in the second phase of crucial General Elections 2019 today.
As many as 38 of the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu will go to polls besides 18 Assembly constituencies in the state.
Bengaluru: Independent candidate from Bengaluru Central, Prakash Raj queues up at a polling booth.
West Bengal: People queue outside a polling station in Darjeeling.
Beed DM Astik Kr Pandey: Five places have reported EVM and VVPAT malfunction since morning at the Beed constituency in Maharashtra. Those are Georai, Mazalgaon, Kej, Ashti, Parali. However all those machines have been replaced immediately and polling is going smoothly at all locations.
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy casts his vote at a polling station.
Maharashtra: A pregnant woman and her husband, after casting their vote at polling booth number 164 in Nehru Nagar of Solapur.
Till 8 am, voter turnout in Bihar (5 constituencies) is 5.73%.
Manipur: Governor Najma Heptulla casts her vote at a polling station in Imphal.
"Dear Citizens of India, Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha polls start today. I am sure all those whose seats are polling today will strengthen our democracy by exercising their franchise. I hope more youngsters head to the polling booths and vote! (sic)," tweeted PM Modi on Thursday.
Visuals from polling station number 200 in Silchar, Assam where VVPAT was not working properly earlier today. Sahadat Ali, Sector Officer says "The VVPAT is fine now, people can now cast their votes."
Tamil Nadu: Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan and his daughter Shruti Haasan queue up outside polling station 27 at Alwarpet Corporation School in Chennai to cast their votes.
Karnataka: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at polling booth 54 in Jayanagar of Bangalore South Parliamentary constituency to cast her vote.
Dear Citizens of India, Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha polls start today. I am sure all those whose seats are polling today will strengthen our democracy by exercising their franchise. I hope more youngsters head to the polling booths and vote!
West Bengal: Polling is yet to begin at booth number 29/134 at Islampur Hindi FP School of Uttar Dinajpur, in Raiganj Parliamentary constituency, as the EVM at the booth is not functioning.
Tamil Nadu: Nalini Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram and his wife Srinidi Rangarajan casts their vote at a polling station in Karaikudi, Sivaganga.
Voting was also underway in 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha and in 18 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu.
Assam: Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine not working properly at a polling station in Silchar. Polling officers trying to fix it.
Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde casts his vote at a polling station in Solapur in the second phase.
Copngress leader Raj Babbar casts his vote in Agra.
Tamil Nadu: Actor turned politician Rajinikanth casts his vote at the polling station in Stella Maris College, in Chennai Central parliamentary constituency.
Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram casts his vote at a polling station in Karaikudi, Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu.
Voters queue up outside polling booth no 34 in Mathura to cast their vote in the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. 8 Parliamentary constituencies of the state go to poll today.
Karnataka: People queue up outside polling stations 73,74,75,78,79 and 80 in Girinagar area of Bangalore South (Lok Sabha constituency) to cast their votes in the second phase.
Jammu & Kashmir: People queue up outside polling station number 02 in Doda under Udhampur parliamentary constituency. Voting begins at 7 am.
Bihar: Latest visuals from polling station number 38 & 39 in Bhagalpur parliamentary constituency. 5 parliamentary constituencies of the state will undergo polling today, in the second phase.
Assam: Outside visuals from polling station number 37&38 in Nagaon parliamentary constituency, ahead of the voting for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. 5 out of 14 parliamentary constituencies of Assam will go to polls today in the second phase of elections.
Maharashtra: Preparation underway for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 at polling station number 269 in Nanded parliamentary constituency. Voting on 10 parliamentary constituencies in the state for the second phase of elections will be held today.
Mobile internet services have been snapped in Srinagar and other parts of the valley as a precautionary measure, as Srinagar and Udhampur parliamentary constituencies go to vote today in the second phase.
Visuals from polling station number 235 in Ramnagara, Karnataka. 14 Parliamentary constituencies of the state will undergo polling today in the second phase.
Visuals from a polling booth in Kathua, Jammu And Kashmir ahead of second phase polling.
Visuals from polling station number 200, in Radhamadhav Balika Vidyalay, in Silchar, Assam. 5 Parliamentary constituencies of the state will undergo polling today in the second phase.
Latest visuals from a polling station in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. Voting on three parliamentary constituencies in the state for the second phase of elections will be held today.
Visuals from BES Education Society polling station in Bangalore South parliamentary constituency, ahead of the voting for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Voting on 14 parliamentary constituencies in the state for the second phase of elections will be held today.
Islampur: Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) dispatched for the second phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019; Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, and Raiganj go to polls in the second phase of general elections.
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