Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Odisha are being held on Thursday along with the elections for 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 18 states and two Union Territories. The Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha are being held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections 2019. In Andhra Pradesh, as over 3.93 crore voters will exercise their franchise for the first time after bifurcation of the state in 2014. There are 2,118 candidates for 175 assembly seats and 319 for the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies. In Sikkim, polling will be held on all the 32 Assembly seats in the first phase. In Odisha, voting is being held only on 28 of the 147 Assembly seats in the first phase.
Below are the LIVE updates of Assembly Elections 2019:
Assembly Elections: Voter turnout till 3 pm in Sikkim is 55 per cent.
Assembly Elections: Voter turnout till 3 pm in Arunachal Pradesh is 50.87 per cent.
Assembly Elections: Voter turnout till 3 pm in Andhra Pradesh is 55 per cent.
Track all the Lok Sabha election-related updates here:
Bihar: 34.60% voting recorded in Aurangabad, 33% in Gaya, 37% in Nawada and 29% in Jamui, till 1 pm. #LokSabhaElections2019, reports ANI.#ElectionsWithNewsNation#IndiaElections2019— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) April 11, 2019
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TDP leader S Bhaskar Reddy killed in clashes in Tadipatri town of Anantapur. TDP has alleged that YSRCP workers are behind the incident.
Breaking: 2 people killed in clashes between YSR Congress and TDP workers in Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh: Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan at the polling booth set up at Chaitanya School in Vijayawada.
Andhra Pradesh: Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan at the polling booth set up at Chaitanya School in Vijayawada. pic.twitter.com/qHI06IskKP— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2019
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu in a letter to CEC: Likely that many voters who returned may not come back for voting even if polling is resumed after replacement/repair of existing EVMs.Therefore repolling needed in all polling stations where polling had not commenced up to 9.30 am.
Meanwhile, Supreme Court denies urgent hearing of a PIL seeking direction to the Election Commission of India to ask its election personnel to prosecute voters who indulge in electoral fraud.
A total of 6 Pink Polling Booths have been set up in the West District of #Sikkim . Facilities for Persons with Disabilities (PwD Voters), water facility, selfie booths have been arranged. #SikkimElections2019 #DeshKaMahaTyohar #SikkimVotes #MyVoteMatters pic.twitter.com/wMqBJDMFbv— Office of The Chief Electoral Officer, Sikkim (@SikkimElection) April 10, 2019
A 107-year-old woman in Sikkim's Poklol Kamraag constituency cast her vote.
#Sikkim 's #OldestVoter, Sumitra Rai, (107 years old) from Poklok Kamraang Constituency, South Sikkim #SikkimVotes #DeshKaMahaTyohar #SikkimElections2019 #GotInked #MyVoteMatters pic.twitter.com/1ZhQG2OnIN— Office of The Chief Electoral Officer, Sikkim (@SikkimElection) April 11, 2019
Technical glitches halt the voting process at several booths of Odisha, says reports.
Truly the festival of democracy: Polling party arrives at the polling station in Odisha's remote village Ghutrukhal in Thuamul Rampur (Block), Kalahandi on boats.
Odisha: Polling party arrives at the polling station in the remote village Ghutrukhal in Thuamul Rampur (Block), Kalahandi on boats. (10/4/19) pic.twitter.com/z19Sa7qtt9— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2019
Andhra Pradesh: Jana Sena MLA candidate Madhusudhan Gupta smashes EVM at a polling booth in Anantapur district's Gooty.
#WATCH Jana Sena MLA candidate Madhusudhan Gupta smashes an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a polling booth in Gooty, in Anantapur district. He has been arrested by police. #AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/VoAFNdA6Jo— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2019
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.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his family after casting their vote in Amravati.
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."
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. #AndhraPradeshElection2019 #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/jitKKO8VWK— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2019
Andhra Pradesh: Visuals from a polling booth in Vishakhapatnam as voting begins. Voting on 25 parliamentary and 175 Assembly constituencies in the state is being held today.
Andhra Pradesh: Voters queue outside polling booth no 134 in Pulivendula, ahead of voting for the first phase Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and Assembly elections.