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Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Phase 4 Voting Live Updates: Over 63% voter turnout, violence in West Bengal, controversy in Hyderabad

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Voting has begun for the fourth phase of the 18th Lok Sabha elections. Following the conclusion of polling in three out of the seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections on April 19, April 26, and May 7, voting is underway in as many as 96 Lok Sabha constituencies across 10 states today. As many as 1717 candidates from 10 states are contesting elections in phase 4 of Lok Sabha Elections 2024. A total of 4264 nominations were filed for 96 PCs across 10 states going for polls in phase 4 for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

4th Phase Election

21:12 PM(5 days ago )

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Phase 4 Lok Sabha Election 2024 Sees 63.04%

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

63.04% approximate voter turnout was recorded today in Phase 4 of Lok Sabha Election 2024 

  • Andhra Pradesh- 68.20 %  

  • Bihar- 55.92 %  

  • Jammu and Kashmir- 36.88% 

  • Jharkhand- 64.30%  

  • Madhya Pradesh- 69.16%  

  • Maharashtra- 52.93%  

  • Odisha- 64.23%  

  • Telangana- 61.59%  

  • Uttar Pradesh- 58.02%  

  • West Bengal- 76.02%

20:29 PM(5 days ago )

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4th phase of polling concludes in Bengal amid reports of violence; 75.66 pc turnout till 5 pm

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

Polling concluded in the eight Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal on Friday with a high turnout of 75.66 per cent till 5 p.m.

The polling percentage has been comparatively higher than the national average of 62.30 per cent till 5 p.m. (as per provisional figures). 

IANS

20:08 PM(5 days ago )

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57.55 per cent voter turnout recorded till 6 pm in UP

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

A voter turnout of approximately 57.55 per cent was recorded till 6 pm on Monday in Uttar Pradesh where polling was held in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in the fourth round of the seven-phase general elections.

Polling was held between 7 am and 6 pm.

Till 6 pm, approximately 57.55 per cent of voters had exercised their right to franchise, according to Election Commission (EC) figures.

PTI

19:29 PM(5 days ago )

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Scattered incidents of violence mar 4th phase polling in Bengal, polling 75 per cent till 5 pm

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

Scattered violence marred the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal's eight parliamentary constituencies, with clashes between TMC and BJP workers resulting in injuries on both sides in Birbhum and Bardhaman-Durgapur seats, sources said.

The Election Commission, however, said the polls were peaceful across the state with a voter turnout of 75 per cent till 5 pm.

PTI

17:58 PM(5 days ago )

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Kashmiri Pandits flock to booths to vote for safe return to valley, more jobs

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

Despite a hot weather, Kashmiri Pandits from the Srinagar constituency flocked to special polling stations in Jammu on Monday and voted for the rehabilitation of their community on "social, economic, and political" fronts.

The community which was forced to flee from the valley in the early 90s under fear of militancy demanded their permanent return and rehabilitation with guarantee of peace and security.

Kashmiri Pandits lined up in long queues amid tight security to cast their ballots in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

PTI

17:17 PM(5 days ago )

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Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency records 30.23 per cent turnout

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

As female voters started coming out after completing household chores in the afternoon, voting percentages started rising across J&K's Srinagar constituency on Monday with the overall turnout at 30.23 per cent.

The highest voter turnout so far has been in the Kangan Assembly segment of the Ganderbal district where 46.76 per cent of voters had exercised their franchise till 3 pm.

This was followed by Char-e-Shareef at 45.09 per cent, Chadoora at 40.70 per cent, Khan Sahib at 41.20 per cent, Ganderbal at 39.30 per cent, Shopian at 37.91 per cent, Rajpora at 36.31 per cent, Pulwama at 33.21 per cent, Tral at 30.45 per cent, Pampore at 29.79 per cent, Zadibal at 22.97 per cent, Hazratbal at 22.02 per cent, Lal Chowk at 21.70 per cent, Central Shalteng at 20.48 per cent, Khanyar at 17.05 per cent, Channapora at 16.45 per cent, and Habba Kadal at 11.40 per cent.

IANS

16:15 PM(5 days ago )

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Around 56 pc voter turnout recorded in Jharkhand till 3 pm

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

A voter turnout of around 56.42 per cent was recorded till 3 pm in the four Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand where polling was underway on Monday, officials said.

Voting started at 7 am in Singhbhum, Lohardaga, Khunti and Palamu seats amid tight security measures, marking the first phase of elections in the eastern state. It will continue till 5 pm.

PTI

16:15 PM(5 days ago )

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45.23 per cent per cent polling recorded in five LS seats in Bihar till 3 pm

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

Around 45.23 per cent of over 95 lakh voters in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar have exercised their franchise till 3 pm on Monday, officials said.

Voting for the five Lok Sabha seats in Bihar to decide the fate of 55 candidates began at 7 am in Begusarai, Ujiarpur, Samastipur, Munger and Darbhanga and will continue till 6 pm, a senior official said.

PTI

16:04 PM(5 days ago )

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Bengal Polls: Caught on camera, presiding officer removed for giving freehand to Trinamool leaders

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

The presiding officer of a polling booth at Ilam Bazar in Birbhum district was removed from duty on Monday after he was spotted in webcasting allowing irregularities by local Trinamool Congress leaders inside the booth.

The officials monitoring the webcasting noticed two local Trinamool leaders escorting the voters to the polling booth and guiding them on which button to press on the EVM.

Sources in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said the irregularities were happening in front of the presiding officer, who refused to act.

IANS

15:19 PM(5 days ago )

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BJP candidate Madhavi Latha booked for asking Muslim women to show face to check identity

Posted by: Poonam Singh

BJP candidate for Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat K Madhavi Latha was on Monday booked by election authorities after a video clip in which she was purportedly asking burqa-clad women Muslim voters to show their faces to compare with the photo identity cards surfaced.

In the video, Latha was seen asking the women voters at a polling booth to lift the burqa and show their face so that she could verify the identity.

"A case is registered in Malakpet police station against Madhavi Latha, contesting candidate, BJP, under Sections 171C, 186, 505(1)(c) of IPC and Section 132 of the Representation of the People Act," the Hyderabad Collector said in a post on X.

(PTI)

15:03 PM(5 days ago )

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Maharashtra records 30.85 per cent voter turnout till 1 PM

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Until 1 pm, a voter turnout of 30.85% was recorded in 11 out of Maharashtra's 48 Lok Sabha constituencies, where polling is underway for the fourth phase of the general election, as per the state electoral office. The polling, which commenced at 7 am, is scheduled to conclude at 6 pm in Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Raver, Jalna, Aurangabad, Maval, Pune, Shirur, Ahmednagar, Shirdi, and Beed constituencies. Notably, Nandurbar, a tribal-dominated seat, witnessed the highest turnout at 37.33%, followed by Jalna at 34.42%. Beed recorded 33.65% polling, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar at 32.37%, Raver at 32.02%, Jalgaon at 31.7%, Shirdi at 30.39%, Ahmednagar at 29.45%, Maval at 27.14%, Shirur at 26.62%, and Pune at 26.48%.

15:00 PM(5 days ago )

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Telangana records 40.38 per cent voter turnout till 1 PM

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Until 1 pm, Telangana witnessed an estimated voter turnout of 40.38% as polling progressed for the state's 17 Lok Sabha seats, as per data from an Election Commission app. The polling, commencing at 7 am, is slated to conclude by 6 pm, with exceptions in select areas where it will end two hours earlier. State Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj reported no law and order issues until noon. He noted that the voter turnout surpassed that of the last Legislative Assembly elections by approximately three to four percent during the same timeframe.

14:57 PM(5 days ago )

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Over 34 per cent per cent polling recorded in five LS seats in Bihar till 1 pm

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Around 34.44 per cent of over 95 lakh voters in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar have exercised their franchise till 1 pm on Monday, officials said.

Voting in the five Lok Sabha seats in Bihar to decide the fate of 55 candidates began at 7 am in Begusarai, Ujiarpur, Samastipur, Munger and Darbhanga and will continue till 6 pm, a senior official said.

14:49 PM(5 days ago )

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Fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections sees over 40% turnout by 1 pm amid incidents of violence and EVM malfunction

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As of 1 PM on Monday, the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 96 constituencies across 10 states and Union Territories witnessed a voter turnout of over 40%. Despite incidents of violence in Andhra Pradesh and reports of poll boycott in certain villages of Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission reported a voting percentage of 40.32%. However, there were also issues with malfunctioning EVMs reported in some booths of West Bengal and Odisha. Notably, Jammu and Kashmir had the lowest turnout at 23.57%, while West Bengal recorded the highest at 51.87%. Voting, which commenced at 7 am, will continue till 6 pm.
 

14:46 PM(5 days ago )

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39.30 per cent voter turnout recorded in Odisha till 1 pm

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As of 1 PM, Odisha has recorded a voter turnout of 39.30% in four Lok Sabha and 28 assembly constituencies. Polling commenced at 7 AM across 7,303 polling stations in Berhampur, Koraput, Nabarangpur, and Kalahandi parliamentary constituencies, where assembly elections are being held simultaneously. Out of the 62.87 lakh eligible voters, the highest turnout was observed in Kalahandi Lok Sabha seat at 42.67%, followed by Nabarangpur with 42.65%, Koraput at 36.64%, and Berhampur at 34.97%, according to officials.

14:32 PM(5 days ago )

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Uttar Pradesh sees 39.68% voter turnout by 1 pm in fourth phase of General Elections

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As of 1 PM on Monday, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed a voter turnout of 39.68% as polling continues in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies during the fourth round of the seven-phase general elections. Polling commenced at 7 AM and is slated to conclude at 6 PM. Notable turnout percentages include Akbarpur at 38.20%, Bahraich at 40.68%, Dhaurahra at 43.25%, Etawah at 37.68%, Farrukhabad at 40.39%, Hardoi at 39.45%, Kannauj at 43.14%, Kanpur at 33.84%, Kheri at 43.31%, Misrikh at 38.94%, Shahjahanpur at 36.34%, Sitapur at 42.65%, and Unnao at 38.69%, according to data from the Election Commission.
 

14:29 PM(5 days ago )

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48.52 pc turnout in Madhya Pradesh's 8 Lok Sabha seats till 1 pm

Posted by: Poonam Singh

An average voter turnout of 48.52 per cent was recorded till 1 pm on Monday in eight Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh where polling was underway in the fourth and last phase of general elections in the state, officials said.

Among the eight seats, Dewas recorded 52.11 per cent polling, Dhar 49.37 per cent, Indore 38.60 per cent, Khandwa 48.15 per cent, Khargone 51.48 per cent, Mandsour 50.39 per cent, Ratlam 51.13 per cent and Ujjain 49.71 per cent, as per official figures.

14:27 PM(5 days ago )

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Violence mars fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal's eight parliamentary constituencies witnessed sporadic incidents of violence on Monday. TMC and BJP workers clashed in violence-prone areas of Birbhum and Bardhaman-Durgapur seats.

While the Election Commission asserted that voting had been peaceful overall, it reported receiving 1,088 complaints from various political parties alleging EVM malfunctioning and obstruction of agents at polling booths.

In Bardhaman-Durgapur's Monteswar area, clashes erupted between TMC and BJP supporters as BJP candidate Dilip Ghosh headed to a polling booth amid complaints of booth jamming. TMC activists blocked Ghosh's convoy, leading to stone pelting and damage to security personnel vehicles. Ghosh condemned the violence, accusing TMC of orchestrating intimidation tactics.

TMC refuted the allegations, accusing Ghosh of attempting to disrupt the electoral process.

13:45 PM(5 days ago )

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Uttar Pradesh witnesses 27.12% voter turnout by 11 am in fourth phase of General Elections

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As of 11 am on Monday, Uttar Pradesh has seen a voter turnout of 27.12% as polling continues in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies during the fourth round of the seven-phase general elections. Polling commenced at 7 am and is slated to conclude at 6 pm. Notable turnout percentages include Akbarpur at 25.60%, Bahraich at 28.63%, Dhaurahra at 29.79%, Etawah at 24.68%, Farrukhabad at 27.88%, Hardoi at 27.12%, Kannauj at 29.90%, Kanpur at 21.36%, Kheri at 29.20%, Misrikh at 27.03%, Shahjahanpur at 25.05%, Sitapur at 29.29%, and Unnao at 27.09%, according to data from the Election Commission.

13:04 PM(6 days ago )

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LS elections: 14.94% polling in Srinagar till 11 am, figure higher than 2019 total turnout

Posted by: Poonam Singh

In the first four hours of polling on Monday, the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency recorded a voter turnout of 14.94%, surpassing the overall turnout in the 2019 elections in Jammu and Kashmir, as per official data. Polling commenced at 7 am for the fourth round of the seven-phase general elections. With a total of 17.48 lakh eligible voters in Srinagar, there was a significant increase in turnout compared to previous elections. In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the turnout for the seat was approximately 14.43%, while in 2014, it was 25.86%.

12:37 PM(6 days ago )

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Telangana records 24.31 per cent voter turnout till 11 AM

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Telangana recorded an approximate voter turnout of 24.31 per cent till 11 am on Monday as polling was underway for 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state, according to an Election Commission app.

12:33 PM(6 days ago )

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Andhra Pradesh records 23.1% voter turnout for Lok Sabha, 23% for Assembly till 11 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

According to an Election Commission app, by 11 am on Monday, Andhra Pradesh witnessed a 23.1% voter turnout for the 25 Lok Sabha seats and 23% for the 175-seat Assembly. However, tensions marred the voting process in various areas. YSRCP leader and Tenali MLA A Shiva Kumar was accused of manhandling a voter after an altercation, leading to a retaliatory response. Reports of violence between TDP and YSRCP supporters emerged from Palnadu, Kadapa, and Annamayya districts. Instances of vandalism and attacks were reported, including the destruction of an EVM in Dalavaipalli village and the assault of a TDP agent in Nakkaladinne village. The YSRCP claimed that their agent was stabbed in Mandi Krishnapuram village, and TDP supporters allegedly damaged the vehicle of YSRCP leader Nandigam Suresh and attacked party member B Anji Reddy in Aravallipadu, Darsi constituency.

12:27 PM(6 days ago )

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Madhya Pradesh sees 32.38% voter turnout by 11 am in final phase of Lok Sabha Polls

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Officials reported an average voter turnout of 32.38% by 11 am on Monday in the fourth and final phase of general elections across eight Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh. Dewas recorded the highest turnout at 35.83%, followed by Ujjain at 34.25%, Mandsour at 34.12%, Ratlam at 34.04%, Dhar at 32.62%, Khargone at 33.52%, and Khandwa at 31.87%. However, Indore saw a lower turnout at 25.01%.

12:25 PM(6 days ago )

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22.54% voter turnout recorded in Bihar's 5 Lok Sabha constituencies by 11 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

By 11 am on Monday, officials reported a 22.54% voter turnout among over 95 lakh voters in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar. Voting began at 7 am in Begusarai, Ujiarpur, Samastipur, Munger, and Darbhanga and will continue until 6 pm. Notably, Samastipur recorded the highest turnout at over 23.69%, followed by Munger at 22.85%, Ujiarpur at 22.79%, Darbhanga at 22.73%, and Begusarai at 20.93% by 11 am. Approximately 95.85 lakh electors are eligible to vote across 5,398 polling stations, according to officials.
 

12:15 PM(6 days ago )

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Peaceful polling underway in Odisha, 23.28% voter turnout till 11 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Officials reported a 23.28% voter turnout in four Lok Sabha constituencies and 28 Assembly segments in Odisha by 11 am on Monday. Long queues were observed outside all 7,303 polling booths where voting is progressing peacefully. Polling began at 7 am in Berhampur, Koraput, Nabarangpur, and Kalahandi parliamentary constituencies, alongside 28 assembly segments within their jurisdiction. Chief Electoral Officer N B Dhal stated that voting is underway smoothly, albeit with some reports of EVM glitches. Out of 62.87 lakh eligible voters, approximately 23.28% have cast their votes, with the highest turnout recorded in Kalahandi at 25.38%, followed by Koraput (24.43%), Nabarangpur (24.3%), and Berhampur (18.99%).
 

11:51 AM(6 days ago )

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Sporadic incidents of violence reported in Bengal as polling underway

Posted by: Poonam Singh

In the first two hours of polling on Monday, eight Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal recorded a 15.24% voter turnout, despite reports of tension and violence, particularly in Birbhum district. Baharampur reported the highest turnout at 16.97%, followed by Bolpur at 16.46%, Baradhaman-Purba at 15.88%, Krishnanagar at 15.67%, Ranaghat at 15.31%, Birbhum at 14.55%, Bardhaman-Durgapur at 14.08%, and Asansol at 13.03%. Two individuals were arrested in connection with the murder of a former Trinamool Congress activist in East Burdwan district. Incidents of clashes and alleged forceful eviction of polling agents were reported, with tensions escalating in various areas. BJP candidate Dilip Ghosh expressed confidence in ending the Trinamool Congress rule in the state, while incidents of confrontation between Trinamool Congress and Congress workers were reported in Barwan, Murshidabad district.

11:48 AM(6 days ago )

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Jana Sena Party Chief Pawan Kalyan casts his vote at a polling booth in Mangalagiri, Andhra

Posted by: Poonam Singh

11:05 AM(6 days ago )

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Elections 2024: Megastar Chiranjeevi requests people to exercise their right to vote

Posted by: Poonam Singh

11:03 AM(6 days ago )

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Fourth Phase of Lok Sabha Elections sees 10.35% voter turnout in first two hours

Posted by: Poonam Singh

During the initial two hours of polling on Monday, approximately 10.35% of voters cast their ballots across 96 constituencies spanning 10 states and Union Territories in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Despite complaints of EVM malfunctioning in West Bengal, voting progressed. Simultaneously, voting is underway for all 175 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh and 28 legislative assembly seats in Odisha. According to the Election Commission, voter turnout varied across states, with Jammu and Kashmir recording the lowest at 5.07%, while West Bengal recorded the highest at 15.24%. Among other states, Andhra Pradesh witnessed 9.05%, Bihar 10.18%, Jharkhand 11.78%, Madhya Pradesh 14.97%, Maharashtra 6.45%, Odisha 9.23%, Telangana 9.51%, and Uttar Pradesh 11.67% voter turnout.

11:00 AM(6 days ago )

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10.18% voter turnout recorded by 9 am in five Bihar Lok Sabha constituencies

Posted by: Poonam Singh

By 9 am, around 10.18% of the over 95 lakh voters in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar had cast their votes, officials reported. Voting commenced at 7 am in Begusarai, Ujiarpur, Samastipur, Munger, and Darbhanga, with polling scheduled to continue until 6 pm. Darbhanga saw a turnout of over 11.61%, Samastipur 11.11%, Munger 10.26%, Ujiarpur 9.31%, and Begusarai 8.85% by the same time. Approximately 95.85 lakh electors are eligible to vote across 5,398 polling stations, according to officials.

10:49 AM(6 days ago )

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Uttar Pradesh sees 11.67% voter turnout by 9 am in fourth phase of General Elections

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As of 9 am, Uttar Pradesh witnessed an 11.67% voter turnout in the fourth phase of the seven-phase general elections, where polling is underway for 13 Lok Sabha constituencies. Polling commenced at 7 am and will conclude at 6 pm. According to Election Commission (EC) figures, Akbarpur recorded 12.16%, Bahraich 14.04%, Dhaurahra 13.96%, Etawah 7.06%, Farrukhabad 13.15%, Hardoi 13.17%, Kannauj 14.23%, Kanpur 7.84%, Kheri 12.21%, Misrikh 12.92%, Shahjahanpur 5.94%, Sitapur 14.28%, and Unnao 11.85% turnout.

10:45 AM(6 days ago )

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Madhya Pradesh records 14.97% voter turnout by 9 am in final phase of Lok Sabha polls

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Polling in the fourth and last phase of general elections in Madhya Pradesh witnessed an average voter turnout of 14.97% by 9 am on Monday across eight Lok Sabha seats. Dewas saw 16.79% polling, Dhar 15.61%, Indore 11.48%, Khandwa 14.68%, Khargone 15.35%, Mandsour 16.61%, Ratlam 13.73%, and Ujjain 16.80%, according to official data. Chief Minister Mohan Yadav cast his vote early in Ujjain, his hometown, accompanied by family members.
 

10:40 AM(6 days ago )

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Jharkhand sees 12% voter turnout in four Lok Sabha seats by 9 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As of 9 am, officials reported a nearly 12% voter turnout in the first phase of elections for four Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand. Polling commenced at 7 am in Singhbhum, Lohardaga, Khunti, and Palamu amidst stringent security measures and will continue until 5 pm. Notably, Singhbhum, a Maoist-affected constituency, witnessed a turnout of about 12.67%, while Khunti, Lohardaga, and Palamu recorded approximately 12.20%, 10.97%, and 11.47% respectively.

10:35 AM(6 days ago )

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Odisha records 9.25% voter turnout till 9 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Odisha saw a voter turnout of 9.25 percent by 9 am on Monday as polling commenced for 4 Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly seats, as reported by an Election Commission app. Koraput registered the highest turnout at 13.14 percent, while Ganjam had the lowest at 6.81 percent.

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10:15 AM(6 days ago )

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Maharashtra sees 6.45% voter turnout by 9 am in 11 Lok Sabha constituencies during fourth phase

Posted by: Poonam Singh

By 9 am, Maharashtra reported a 6.45% voter turnout in 11 out of the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies during the fourth phase of general elections, according to authorities. Polling began at 7 am and is scheduled to conclude at 6 pm in Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Raver, Jalna, Aurangabad, Maval, Pune, Shirur, Ahmednagar, Shirdi, and Beed constituencies, as confirmed by an official.
 

10:11 AM(6 days ago )

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Elections 2024: Actor Jr NTR snapped at polling booth in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Posted by: Poonam Singh

10:07 AM(6 days ago )

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Peaceful polling underway in eight West Bengal Lok Sabha seats; 15.24% voter turnout by 9 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Polling commenced peacefully in eight Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal, including Baharampur, Krishnanagar, and Asansol, with a 15.24% voter turnout reported by 9 am. Tight security measures were in place as polling began at 7 am across 15,507 polling stations. A total of 1,45,30,017 voters, including men, women, and third-gender individuals, are eligible to cast their votes. Election officials reported no untoward incidents during the initial two hours of polling.

10:04 AM(6 days ago )

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Lok Sabha polls: Telangana records 9.51% voter turnout till 9 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

By 9 am, Telangana reported a 9.51 percent voter turnout as polling commenced for 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state, according to an Election Commission app. The polling, which started at 7 am, is scheduled to conclude by 6 pm, except in a few areas where it will end two hours earlier."

09:52 AM(6 days ago )

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Hyderabad BJP candidate Madhavi casts vote, urges voters to exercise franchise to bring changes

Posted by: Poonam Singh

09:50 AM(6 days ago )

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Vote in large numbers, help INDIA bloc form govt: Cong's appeal to people

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and leader Rahul Gandhi urged high voter turnout in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls, advocating for the INDIA bloc to assume power.

In a post on X, Gandhi appealed to the electorate not to be distracted and vote on issues that concern it.

"Today is the fourth phase of voting. After the first three phases, it has become clear that on June 4 an INDIA (bloc) government is going to be formed. Remember, your one vote will not only protect your democratic rights but will also change the fate of your entire family," Gandhi said as polling was underway in 96 parliamentary constituencies across 10 states and Union Territories.

09:05 AM(6 days ago )

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Pushpa star Allu Arjun casts his vote at a polling booth in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Posted by: Poonam Singh

08:49 AM(6 days ago )

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Former Vice Prez Venkaiah Naidu, Kishan Reddy, Allu Arjun among early voters in Telangana

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, BJP chief in Telangana G Kishan Reddy, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, popular Telugu actors Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun and Junior NTR were among the prominent persons who exercised their franchise in the Lok Sabha elections in Telangana on Monday.

Venkaiah Naidu, along with his wife, voted at a polling station in Jubilee Hills here. He appealed to citizens to cast their votes.

08:48 AM(6 days ago )

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Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu among early voters

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu along with their respective family members, were among the early voters in Andhra Pradesh on Monday.

Jagan Mohan Reddy cast his vote at Bhakarapuram in Pulivendula constituency of Kadapa district on Monday while Chandrababu Naidu and his wife exercised their franchise in Amaravati.

08:46 AM(6 days ago )

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Enthusiastic voters line up outside polling stations in J&K's Srinagar LS seat

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Polling commenced in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency with voters lining up at numerous polling stations, including the old city area of Srinagar. Despite overcast skies, residents of Pulwama, Kangan, Ganderbal, Budgam, and Pampore turned out in large numbers to cast their votes. Notably, this marks the first election in Kashmir since 1987 without a separatist call for a boycott. Elaborate security measures were put in place to ensure a peaceful voting environment, with no reported tensions despite significant security deployments. Over 1.7 million voters, including males, females, and third-gender individuals, are eligible to vote across 2,135 polling stations. The contest primarily involves candidates from the National Conference, People's Democratic Party, and J&K Apni Party. Voting commenced at 7 a.m. and will continue until 6 p.m.

08:24 AM(6 days ago )

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PM Modi urges high voter turnout, stresses duty to strengthen democracy

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the importance of voting in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, urging citizens to actively participate in the democratic process. He highlighted the concurrent assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, emphasizing the significance of voter turnout. With 96 seats up for grabs across 10 states and Union Territories in the fourth phase of elections, Modi expressed confidence in the electorate's enthusiasm, especially among young and female voters. He remarked, "I trust that voters in these constituencies will turn out in large numbers, with the fervor of youth and the empowerment of women driving this electoral momentum. Let's fulfill our civic duty and fortify our democracy!"

07:27 AM(6 days ago )

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Fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections begins across 10 states and UT, alongside Andhra and Odisha state polls

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Voting commenced at 7 a.m. on Monday across 96 Lok Sabha constituencies in 10 states and a Union Territory, covering regions from Jammu and Kashmir to Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra to West Bengal. Simultaneously, elections are underway for the Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh (all 175 seats) and Odisha (28 out of 147 seats).

Uttar Pradesh (13 seats), Bihar (5), West Bengal (8), Maharashtra (11), Madhya Pradesh (8), and Jammu and Kashmir (1) are among the states where voting is taking place. A total of 17.7 crore electors, comprising 8.97 crore male and 8.73 crore female voters, will cast their ballots at 1.92 lakh polling stations. Voting will continue until 6 p.m., with exceptions in three Left-Wing Extremism-affected Assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh, where it concludes earlier.

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