The sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections is being held in 59 constituencies in six states and Delhi while will decide the fate of several prominent politicians, including Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh, Harshvardhan and Maneka Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, BJP leader Sadhi Pragya Singh Thakur and Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Polling will be held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, eights constituencies each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, seven seats in Delhi and four in Jharkhand. The elections in this phase are seen as a big test for the BJP which had won 45 of these seats in 2014, with the Trinamool Congress bagging 8, the Congress two and the Samajwadi Party and the LJP one seat each among others.
In the national capital, voting will be held in all the seven seats. As many as 164 candidates, including 18 women, are in the fray. It is expected to be three-cornered fight involving the BJP, AAP and the Congress. Prominent candidates in the fray include veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, Olympian boxer Vijender Singh, Union minister Harsh Vardhan, Atishi from AAP and her BJP rival cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir.
Here are the LIVE updates:
Election Commission issues show cause notice to Giriraj Singh, Union Minister and BJP LS candidate from Bihar's Begusarai, for violation of model code of conduct, for a controversial speech he made in Begusarai on April 24.
West Bengal: Election Commission removes Uma Shankar from the post of Bankura District Magistrate. Mukta Arya is replacing him as the new DM.
West Bengal: Election Commission removes Uma Shankar from the post of Bankura District Magistrate. Mukta Arya is replacing him as the new DM pic.twitter.com/oa55uK8kBm— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 63.43% polling recorded till 9 pm in Phase 6.
West Bengal - 80.35
Uttar Pradesh - 54.72
Bihar - 59.29
Jharkhand - 64.50
Madhya Pradesh - 64.55
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 62.67% polling recorded till 8 pm in Phase 6.
West Bengal - 80.16
Uttar Pradesh - 54.29
Bihar - 59.29
Jharkhand - 64.50
Madhya Pradesh - 63.63
Narendra Modi is running a parallel government in Bengal, in guise of elections. We are tolerating everything silently. Our decency shouldn't be mistaken as our weakness. You people have insulted me and Bengal, you don't even allow me to run the government: Mamata Banerjee.
PM Modi in Indore: I am thankful to both Madhya Pradesh and Indore. You have made one of my initiatives a great success. If the initiative of Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan has reached to the common man it's because of my brother and sisters from Indore.
PM Modi in Indore: I am thankful to both Madhya Pradesh and Indore. You have made one of my initiatives a great success. If the initiative of Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan has reached to the common man it's because of my brother and sisters from Indore. pic.twitter.com/6aYy6XXSEB— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 61.12% voting till 7 pm in Phase 6
West Bengal - 80.16
Delhi - 56.00
Haryana - 62.91
Uttar Pradesh - 53.37
Bihar - 60.40
Jharkhand - 64.46
Madhya Pradesh - 60.12
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 59.70% voting till 6 pm in Phase 6
West Bengal - 80.13
Delhi - 55.44
Haryana - 62.14
Uttar Pradesh - 50.82
Bihar - 55.04
Jharkhand - 64.46
Madhya Pradesh - 60.12
Yes I couldn't go to vote to Rajgarh and I regret it. Next time I will register my name in Bhopal, says Congress candidate Digvijaya Singh.
#ElectionsWithNewsNation | Yes I couldn't go to vote to Rajgarh and I regret it. Next time I will register my name in Bhopal, says Congress candidate @digvijaya_28#LokSabhaElections2019— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 12, 2019
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PM Modi in Khandwa: In Madhya Pradesh one party has 2.5 Chief Minister. Administration doesn't even know whose orders are to be followed. Goons, murderers and dacoits have been given license.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 59.56% voting till 5 pm in Phase 6.
West Bengal - 79.94
Delhi - 54.82
Haryana - 62.08
Uttar Pradesh - 50.62
Bihar - 55.04
Jharkhand - 65.17
Madhya Pradesh - 59.96
Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar campaigns for Congress candidate Digvijaya Singh in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal. Singh is contesting against BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal constituency.
Actor @ReallySwara campaigns for Congress candidate @digvijaya_28 in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal. Singh is contesting against BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal constituency. #ElectionsWithNewsNation#LokSabhaElections2019— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 12, 2019
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa.
PM Modi in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh: Ye kitne bhi havan kara dein, kitne bhi janeu dikha dein, ye police ko bhi bhagwa dress silva dein, lekin bhagwa mein jo aatankwad ke daag lagane ki unhone sajish ki hai, us paap se ye Congress ya 'mahamilavati' kabhi nahi bach paayenge pic.twitter.com/2MQCTdeUE0— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 50.77% voting till 4 pm in Phase 6.
West Bengal - 70.51
Delhi - 45.24
Haryana - 51.86
Uttar Pradesh - 43.26
Bihar - 44.40
Jharkhand - 58.08
Madhya Pradesh - 52.78
Digvijay Singh, Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, in Bhopal earlier today, on he hasn't yet reached Rajgarh to vote for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019: I will see. I will try to reach.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Total 46.52% voting till 3 pm in Phase 6.
West Bengal - 63.09
Haryana - 47.57
Uttar Pradesh - 40.96
Bihar - 43.86
Madhya Pradesh- 48.53
Rahul Gandhi get this straight, as long as BJP workers are alive, nobody will be able to segregate Kashmir from India: Amit Shah
An average of 42.25 percent voter turnout was recorded till 2 pm in eight Lok Sabha seats of Madhya Pradesh, an official said.
Election Commission asks Police to initiate an FIR against BJP Ghatal Candidate Bharati Ghosh for taking her security along with her within 100metres of the booth.
I have seen Anurag Thakur work, leading the ‘Yuva Morcha’, taking part in agitations. He was stood rock solid in front of water canons and chanted ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jay’, says Amit Shah.
AAP South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha: BJP workers are moving around in a polling booth in Sangam Vihar in BJP scarves, a person voted 4 times. We identified 8-10 such ppl and caught one red handed. Ramesh Bidhuri(BJP candidate) is losing badly so is indulging in such tactics pic.twitter.com/OR8LKqbyeQ— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Voting is underway in 168 polling stations of West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency where re-poll was ordered following complaints of violence and largescale rigging by the ruling BJP on April 11.
1 pm voter turnout report:
Madhya Pradesh: 42.14%
Uttar Pradesh: 34.30%
West Bengal: 55.58%
Congress ne pahley jawan ka sar katwaya (jawan was beheaded during Cong rule), now the party has become 'vote katwa' (vote cutter): PM Modi in Deoria
Those who want to know about Modi’s caste, listen: Modi has only one caste – poverty. I have reached here after coming out of poverty. Poverty is my inspiration: PM Modi in Deoria
This is for first time that opposition has not made corruption an issue as it has been wiped out during Modi govt: Amit Shah in HP's Chamba
Article 370 will be scrapped from Kashmir if Modi comes to power again: Amit Shah in HP's Chamba
West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh: At a booth in Rampura (West Medinipur), my people were being threatened since yesterday so I went to meet. TMC goons attacked us, we were stopped from going inside the booth. These people are stopping people from voting. pic.twitter.com/yvKpWGxcbw— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
SP and BSP cannot fight terrorism. They are those people who can’t even control local goons, how will they curb terrorism? On the other hand, ‘vote katua’ Congress’ defence policy is to promote terrorism and naxalism: PM Modi in Deoria
Manmohan Singh did not do anything when Pak beheaded 5 Indian soldiers but under Modi airstrikes were conducted in Balakot: Amit Shah in Chamba
Process on to set up international airport at Mandi. It will be done after Modi govt comes to power again at Centre: Amit Shah in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba
West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer has sought a report from District Magistrate of Ghatal on attack on BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh's convoy earlier today.
Australia's Envoy to India, Harinder Sidhu: It's been a really inspiring experience. How can you get so many people to voting? Answer is well-organised EC & its officials. It's a good system & organised.
Congress General Secretary for UP (East), Priyanka Gandhi Vadra after casting her vote in Delhi: It's a really important election because we are fighting to save democracy, for our country, and keeping that in mind I cast my vote.#Phase6 #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/Te7u4LYsFf— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
It is very clear BJP govt is going, people's anger will be expressed through voting: Priyanka Gandhi after casting vote.
12 pm voter turnout report:
Madhya Pradesh: 28.17%
Uttar Pradesh: 21.75%
West Bengal: 38.08&
Will our jawans take EC's permission before opening fire at militants, says PM referring to encounter in J&K's Shopian district.
Even Congress which is in power in Rajasthan tried to suppress Alwar gangrape case as party thinks 'hua toh hua': PM Modi in Kushinagar
Opposition parties will fall flat in Lok Sabha polls: PM Modi in UP's Kushinagar
Complaints about malfunctioning EVMs poured in from several places of the national capital on Sunday where voting is underway.
Congress candidate from Sonipat, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Congress candidate from Rohtak, Deepender Singh Hooda, after casting their vote at a polling booth in Rohtak, Haryana. #Phase6 #LokSabhaElection2019 pic.twitter.com/wEgObpGx4b— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
11 am report:
Madhya Pradesh: 17.84%
Uttar Pradesh: 15.93%
West Bengal: 22.10%
West Bengal: Vehicles in BJP Candidate from Ghatal, Bharti Ghosh's convoy vandalized. BJP has alleged that TMC workers are behind the attack pic.twitter.com/xdsJNkKhV8— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
I thank the media for working will full force. This election has been fought on unemployment, farmers' plight, demonetisation, GST and Rafale deal and Anil Ambani. PM Modi used hatred and we used love. We will accept what the people decide: Rahul Gandhi
Samajwadi Party writes to EC about election staff allegedly indulging in booth capturing in Azamgarh.
AAP Candidate from East Delhi, Atishi after casting her vote at a polling booth in Kamla Nehru Govt Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Jangpura. She is up against BJP's Gautam Gambhir and Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely pic.twitter.com/eMJD9NmCqH— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
10 am voter turnout report:
Bihar: 9.03 per cent
Haryana: 8.79 per cent
Madhya Pradesh: 12.54 per cent
Uttar Pradesh: 9.37 per cent
West Bengal: 16.99 per cent
Jharkhand: 15.36 per cent
Delhi: 7.90 per cent
Overall: 10.79 per cent
Delhi BJP Chief & party's candidate from North-East Delhi Manoj Tiwari casts his vote at polling booth number 60 in Yamuna Vihar. He is up against Congress's Sheila Dikshit and AAP's Dilip Pandey. #LokSabhaElections2019 #Phase6 pic.twitter.com/4NWJ8ZO24e— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Voting percentage till 9 am: Bihar-9.03%, Haryana- 3.74%, Madhya Pradesh- 4.01%, Uttar Pradesh- 6.86%, West Bengal- 6.58%, Jharkhand- 12.45%, Delhi- 3.74%
Polling for the sixth phase of the general elections begins today. I am hopeful that people will come out in large numbers to exercise their franchise: Rajnath Singh
2 per cent voter turnout recorded in Delhi till 8 am, as per Election Commission.
Delhi: Former Delhi CM and Congress's candidate from North-East Delhi, Sheila Dikshit after casting her vote at a polling booth in Nizamuddin (East). #Phase6 #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/Gog0f9uHB6— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Heated arguments between BJP's Maneka Gandhi and Opposition candidate Sonu Singh in Sultanpur. Gandhi alleges voters are being stopped from casting their votes.
4 per cent voter turnout recorded in Bihar till 8 am.
Clashes erupt between BJP and TMC workers in Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal. BJP's Bharti Ghosh has been reportedly gheraoed by TMC workers.
Several BJP and Congress leaders have been put under house arrest in Madhya Pradesh.
BJP Candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir casts his vote at a polling booth in Old Rajinder Nagar. He is up against AAP's Atishi and Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely pic.twitter.com/uzQZdH7qzN— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Haryana: Team India Captain Virat Kohli after casting his vote at a polling booth in Pinecrest School in Gurugram pic.twitter.com/z3vzJvxWSp— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
#ElectionsWithNewsNation | Delhi: People queue up to vote at polling booth number 124 in Civil Lines (Chandni Chowk constituency) #LokSabhaElections2019— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 12, 2019
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Yet another phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is here! Urging all those whose constituencies are polling in today’s sixth phase to go out and vote. I hope youngsters are voting in record numbers. After all, their participation makes the polls even more special: PM Modi
Cricketer Virat Kolhi reaches polling booth to cast his vote in Delhi.
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur reaches polling booth to cast her vote in Bhopal.
The seven seats in Delhi will see 164 candidates battling it out of which 18 are women. Prominent among them are former chief minister Sheila Dikshit from northeast Delhi, BJP's incumbent MP Meenakshi Lekhi, who is contesting from New Delhi, and AAP's Atishi.
In Azamgarh this time, Akhilesh is trying to retain his father's seat against Bhojpuri film star Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirahua' of the BJP.
Sultanpur too is seeing an interesting contest as the BJP has fielded Union minister Maneka Gandhi for the seat won by her son Varun in 2014.
Sixth phase polling in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Jharkhand began at 7 am. The voting will conclude at 6 pm.
West Bengal: BJP worker Raman Singh found dead last night in Gopiballabpur, Jhargram.
The Election Commissioner has set up over 1.13 lakh polling stations, and voting will take place between 7 am and 6 pm in most constituencies.
Uttar Pradesh’s Phulpur and Gorakhpur seats, which the BJP lost to the SP-BSP combine in last year’s by-polls, will be keenly watched.
Jharkhand: Mock poll underway for Dhanbad parliamentary constituency at booth numbers 202, 203, 204, & 313 at Laxmi Narayan Vidya Mandir Madhya Vidyalaya. Congress' Kirti Azad & BJP's PN Singh are contesting from this constituency.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 12, 2019
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