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Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 5 Polling LIVE Updates: Peaceful polling across 49 PCs in 8 states/UTs

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Voting was held for the fifth phase of the 18th Lok Sabha elections. Following the conclusion of polling on April 19, April 26, and May 7, May 13, voting was conducted in as many as 49 Lok Sabha constituencies across six states and two Union Territories on Monday. Polling took place in 13 seats in Maharashtra, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, seven in West Bengal, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand, five in Odisha, and one seat each in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. This round covered the least number of seats (49) in the seven-phase election.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 5 Polling

22:35 PM(1 month ago )

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Voter turnout 57.47 per cent till 7.45 pm 

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

An approximate voter turnout of 57.47 per cent was reported as of 7.45 pm from 49 Parliamentary Constituencies that went into the polling in the fifth phase of General Elections 2024 on Monday. 

Polling across all constituencies was smooth and peaceful. West Bengal reported the highest voter turnout at 73.00 per cent, followed by Ladakh (67.15 per cent), Jharkhand (63.00 per cent), Odisha (60.72 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (57.79 per cent), Jammu and Kashmir (54.49 per cent), Bihar (52.60 per cent) and Maharashtra (48.88 per cent).

With this, polling has been completed in 25 states and 428 parliamentary constituencies. In Odisha, voting in 63 Assembly constituencies has also been completed.

19:08 PM(1 month ago )

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56.68 per cent turnout in fifth phase of Lok Sabha till 5 pm, West Bengal leads with 73 per cent 

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections for 49 parliamentary constituencies saw a cumulative voter turnout of 56.68 per cent till 5 pm, as per the data shared by the Election Commission. 

According to the poll body, West Bengal recorded the highest  voter  turnout (73 per cent), followed by Ladakh (67.15 percent), Jharkhand (61.90 per cent), Odisha (60.55 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (55.80 per cent), Jammu and Kashmir (54.21 per cent), Bihar (52.35 per cent) and Maharashtra (48.66 per cent). 
(ANI)

17:38 PM(1 month ago )

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47.53 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3 pm in phase 5 Lok Sabha polls, Ladakh leads with 61.26 per cent turnout 

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections for 49 parliamentary constituencies saw a cumulative voter turnout of 47.53 per cent till 3 pm, as per the data shared by the Election Commission. 

According to the poll body, Ladakh recorded the highest voter turnout (61.26 per cent), followed by West Bengal (62.72 per cent), Jharkhand (53.90 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (47.55 per cent), Odisha (48.95 per cent), Jammu and Kashmir (44.90 per cent), Bihar (45.33 per cent) and Maharashtra (38.77 per cent). 

(ANI)
 

17:23 PM(1 month ago )

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Baramulla LS seat: Kashmiri Pandits exercise franchise for dedicated township in valley

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

The migrant Kashmiri Pandits turned out in large numbers to vote in the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency despite the heat wave, expressing strong support for the creation of dedicated townships for their return and rehabilitation, as well as the restoration of temples in the valley.

Over 21.30 per cent of the 17.37 lakh electorate cast their votes within the first four hours of polling. Many voters emphasised their enduring connection to Kashmir and their desire to return.

(PTI)

17:18 PM(1 month ago )

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LS polls: 47.55 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3 pm in UP

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

A voter turnout of 47.55 per cent was recorded till 3 pm in Uttar Pradesh where polling is underway for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 14 constituencies.
Voting is also taking place for the Lucknow East assembly bypoll. The polling began at 7 am and will go on till 6 pm.
According to the Election Commission, Amethi recorded a voter turnout of 45.13 per cent till 3 pm, Banda 48.08 per cent, Barabanki 55.35 per cent, Faizabad 48.66 per cent, Fatehpur 47.25 per cent, Gonda 43.23 per cent, Hamirpur 48.87 per cent, Jalaun 46.22 per cent, Jhansi 52.53 per cent, Kaisarganj 46.01 per cent, Kaushambi 43.01 per cent, Lucknow 41.90 per cent, Mohanlalganj 51.08 per cent and Rae Bareli 47.83 per cent.
(PTI) 
 

17:07 PM(1 month ago )

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Voter turnout picks up pace in Bengal amid reports of sporadic violence

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

Polling in the seven Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal picked up pace in the second half of Monday despite reports of scattered poll-related tension coming from certain parts of the state.

As per the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), the state recorded a voter turnout of 62.72 per cent till 3 p.m., which was much higher than the national average of 47.53 per cent (provisional figures).

Arambagh reported  maximum polling at 67.12 per cent, followed by Uluberia (66.45 per cent), Hooghly (65.01 per cent), Serampore (63.05 per cent), Bangaon (61.83 per cent), Howrah (58.81 per cent), and Barrackpore (55.34 per cent).

(IANS)

16:54 PM(1 month ago )

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Sanjay Dutt, Kajol, Jackky Bhagnani & Rakul Preet join festival of democracy

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

Sanjay Dutt, Kajol, newly-weds Jackky Bhagnani and Rakul Preet Singh exercised their franchises in Mumbai on a sweltering Monday in the ongoing fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

In a green and white shirt paired with sunglasses, Sanjay flaunted his inked index finger at the paparazzi present near the polling booth.

Kajol took to Instagram, where she shared a picture of herself from the car. In the image, she's seen wearing a white outfit and bright red lips as she told the world that she has cast her vote.

Filmmaker Jackky Bhagnani and his actress wife Rakul came together to cast their vote. Jackky wore a blue T-shirt paired with sunglasses; Rakul chose white to beat the Mumbai heat. The two posed for the assembled shutterbugs after completing the formalities.

A beaming Neha Dhupia also shared a selfie, flaunting the ink, from her car.
(IANS) 

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16:15 PM(1 month ago )

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Bihar records over 45 per cent voter turnout till 3 pm 

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

A voter turnout of 45.33 per cent was recorded till 3 pm on Monday in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar. As per the poll authorities, the polling started at 7 am in Muzaffarpur, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Saran and Hajipur Lok Sabha constituencies and will continue till 6 pm. Over 95 lakh voters will decide the fate of 80 candidates at 9,436 polling stations. 

(PTI) 

15:29 PM(1 month ago )

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Power couple Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone arrive at Mumbai’s polling booth to cast their vote

Posted by: Poonam Singh

15:29 PM(1 month ago )

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Fadnavis urges EC to look into complaints of slow voting in Mumbai

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said he has requested the Election Commission of India to look into complaints of slow pace of voting in Mumbai.

15:23 PM(1 month ago )

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Actor Emraan Hashmi fulfils his duty by casting vote at a polling booth in Mumbai

Posted by: Poonam Singh

15:12 PM(1 month ago )

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Ladakh records over 52 per cent voter turnout till 1 pm

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Over 52 per cent polling was recorded in Ladakh till 1 pm on Monday in the election to decide the fate of three candidates in the fray for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the Union territory, polling officials said.

They said polling was going on peacefully across the constituency spread over the two districts of Leh and Kargil. 

14:59 PM(1 month ago )

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Fifth phase LS polls: Voter turnout over 36 per cent till 1 pm

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Over 36 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm on Monday in 49 constituencies in six states and two Union Territories in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections amid sporadic incidents of violence in West Bengal and poll boycott in a village of Uttar Pradesh.

14:58 PM(1 month ago )

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27.78 pc turnout till 1 pm in Maharashtra; politicians, industrialists, film personalities vote

Posted by: Poonam Singh

A voter turnout of 27.78 per cent was recorded till 1 pm on Monday in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra as voting was underway for the fifth and final phase of general elections in the state, as per poll authorities.Several prominent persons, including Union minister Piyush Goyal, industrialists Ratan Tata and Anil Ambani, actor Akshay Kumar, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and cricketers Ajinkya Rahane and Suryakumar Yadav, exercised their franchise in the metropolis.

14:54 PM(1 month ago )

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‘I have cast my vote. All citizens of India should vote’, says Actor Anil Kapoor

Posted by: Poonam Singh

14:43 PM(1 month ago )

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LS polls: 39.55 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in UP

Posted by: Poonam Singh

A voter turnout of 39.55 per cent was recorded till 1 pm in Uttar Pradesh where polling is underway for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 14 constituencies.

14:39 PM(1 month ago )

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Nearly 42 per cent voter turnout in Jharkhand till 1 pm

Posted by: Poonam Singh

 Nearly 42 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand on Monday, election officials said.

14:38 PM(1 month ago )

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

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Around 34.62 per cent of over 95.11 lakh voters in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar have exercised their franchise till 1 pm on Monday, officials said.

14:06 PM(1 month ago )

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One vote will make country a superpower: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde

Posted by: Poonam Singh

14:02 PM(1 month ago )

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Over 48 pc voter turnout in 7 West Bengal LS constituencies till 1 pm

Posted by: Poonam Singh

 A total of 48.41 per cent of the 1,25,23,702 electorate cast their vote till 1 pm in seven Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal that went to polls in the fifth phase on Monday, an Election Commission official said.

The Arambag (SC) parliamentary registered the highest polling at 55.37 per cent followed by Uluberai at 52.79 per cent, Hooghly (50.50 per cent), Sreerampur (47.75 per cent), Howrah (44.71 per cent), Bangaon (SC) (44.15 per cent) and Barrackpore (42.47 per cent), he said.

13:44 PM(1 month ago )

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Lot of complaints from voters about facilities outside polling booths: Aaditya Thackeray

Posted by: Poonam Singh

 Amid voting underway in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray on Monday claimed there were lot of complaints from electors about facilities outside the polling booths.

Voters were trying to beat the heat and exercise their franchise in large numbers, the former state minister said, adding that electors should at least be made to queue up in shade and provided fans.

(PTI)

13:24 PM(1 month ago )

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If you haven't voted, you have no right to complain: Actor Manoj Bajpayee

Posted by: Poonam Singh

13:08 PM(1 month ago )

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27.76 per cent voter turnout recorded till 11 am in UP

Posted by: Poonam Singh

A voter turnout of 27.76 per cent was recorded till 11 am in Uttar Pradesh where polling is underway for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 14 constituencies.

12:56 PM(1 month ago )

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Scattered incidents of violence in fifth phase of LS polls in Bengal

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Scattered incidents of violence marred the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls in seven West Bengal constituencies on Monday, with clashes between TMC and BJP workers in Barrackpore, Bongaon, and Arambagh. Despite claims of peaceful polling by the Election Commission, 1,036 complaints were received by 11 am, including EVM malfunctions and polling agent issues. Incidents included crude bombs found in Arambagh, protests in Hooghly, and booth jamming in Howrah. A 32.70% voter turnout was recorded by 11 am.

12:41 PM(1 month ago )

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15.93 pc turnout till 11 am in Maharashtra

Posted by: Poonam Singh

 A voter turnout of 15.93 per cent was recorded till 11 am on Monday in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra as voting was underway for the fifth and final phase of general elections in the state, as per poll authorities.

12:16 PM(1 month ago )

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Over 32 pc voter turnout in 7 West Bengal LS constituencies till 11 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

 A voter turnout of 32.70 per cent was recorded till 11 am in seven Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal that went to polls in the fifth phase, an Election Commission official said.

11:56 AM(1 month ago )

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26.18 per cent voter turnout in Jharkhand till 11 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Nearly 26.18 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 11 am in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand on Monday, elections officials said in Ranchi.

11:55 AM(1 month ago )

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‘Please come out & vote’: Actress Janhvi Kapoor at polling station in Mumbai

Posted by: Poonam Singh

11:53 AM(1 month ago )

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Brisk polling in Baramulla as 21 pc polling recorded in first four hours

Posted by: Poonam Singh

ore than 21.30 percent of the 17.37 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the first four hours of polling in the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said in Srinagar.

An official of the election department said polling was going on smoothly across the Lok Sabha constituency which comprises 18 assembly segments and is spread over four districts of Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara and Budgam.

11:44 AM(1 month ago )

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Odisha records 21% voter turnout by 11 am in Lok Sabha and Assembly Polls

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Around 21% voter turnout was recorded in Odisha till 11 am for five Lok Sabha constituencies and 35 Assembly segments. Polling began at 7 am in Aska, Kandhamal, Bargarh, Bolangir, and Sundergarh parliamentary constituencies. No untoward incidents were reported, and police confirmed peaceful polling, according to Chief Electoral Officer N B Dhal.

11:38 AM(1 month ago )

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Actor Farhan Akhtar and director Zoya Akhtar show their inked fingers after casting vote in Mumbai

Posted by: Poonam Singh

11:37 AM(1 month ago )

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Ladakh LS constituency witnesses 10.51 pc voting

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As the day progressed, voters began forming small queues outside polling stations in the Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency on Monday, with a 10.51% turnout witnessed during the first two hours. According to the Election Commission, this turnout was recorded after polling commenced at 7 a.m. The constituency, covering two districts of Leh and Kargil, has a total of 1.84 lakh voters.

11:24 AM(1 month ago )

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Akshay Kumar among early Bollywood voters, says he cast his vote for development

Posted by: Poonam Singh

10:38 AM(1 month ago )

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Fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections sees 10.28% voter turnout till 9 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

An approximate voter turnout of 10.28% was recorded in the first two hours of polling on Monday across 49 constituencies in six states and two Union Territories during the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Maharashtra had the lowest turnout at 6.33%, while West Bengal saw the highest at 15.35%. Bihar recorded 8.86%, Jammu and Kashmir 7.63%, Jharkhand 11.68%, Ladakh 10.51%, Odisha 6.87%, and Uttar Pradesh 12.89%.

10:30 AM(1 month ago )

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12.89 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 am in Uttar Pradesh

Posted by: Poonam Singh

A voter turnout of 12.89 per cent was recorded till 9 am in Uttar Pradesh where polling is underway for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 14 constituencies.

10:28 AM(1 month ago )

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Over 8 per cent polling recorded in five LS seats in Bihar till 9 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Around 8.86 per cent of over 95.11 lakh voters in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar have exercised their franchise till 9 am on Monday, officials said.

10:23 AM(1 month ago )

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6.33 pc voting till 9 am in Maharashtra

Posted by: Poonam Singh

A voter turnout of 6.33 per cent was recorded till 9 am on Monday in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra where voting was underway in the fifth and final phase of general elections in the state, as per poll authorities.

10:22 AM(1 month ago )

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West Bengal: Over 15 pc voter turnout in 7 LS constituencies till 9 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

A voter turnout of 15.35 per cent was recorded till 9 am in seven Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal that went to polls in the fifth phase, an Election Commission official said.

The Uluberia parliamentary constituency registered the highest polling at 17.25 per cent, followed by Arambag (SC) at 16.38 per cent, Howrah (15.20 per cent), Bangaon (SC) at 15.19 per cent, Barrackpore (15.08 per cent), Sreerampur (14.43 per cent) and Hooghly (14.01 per cent), he said.

10:21 AM(1 month ago )

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11.68 per cent voter turnout in Jharkhand till 9 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Nearly 11.68 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 9 am in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand on Monday, elections officials said in Ranchi.

10:19 AM(1 month ago )

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Odisha records 6.99 per cent voter turnout till 9 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Odisha recorded around 6.99 per cent voter turnout in the first two hours of polling in five Lok Sabha constituencies and 35 Assembly segments on Monday, officials said.

09:26 AM(1 month ago )

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EC removes BSF personnel from election duty after 'molestation' complaint

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The Election Commission on Monday removed a BSF personnel from poll duty in Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency following a complaint of molestation against him, an official said.

A woman lodged the molestation complaint at Uluberia Police Station on Sunday evening, he said.

“We have removed him from election duty. We are waiting for the police report. If found guilty, necessary action will be taken as per law,” the poll panel official told PTI.

09:09 AM(1 month ago )

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Mumbaikars queue up early at polling booths; Piyush Goyal, Akshay Kumar, Janhvi Kapoor cast vote

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Polling booths in Mumbai saw brisk voting from 7 am on Monday in six Lok Sabha constituencies. Early voters included Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Congress chief Varsha Gaikwad, industrialist Anil Ambani, Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Janhvi Kapoor, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, and Marathi theatre actor Prashant Damle. Akshay Kumar voted for the first time after regaining Indian citizenship.

08:59 AM(1 month ago )

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Congress President Kharge calls for love over hatred in fifth phase of Lok Sabha Elections

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As polling began in 49 constituencies for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge urged people to vote for love and against hatred, unemployment, and inflation. In a Hindi post on X, Kharge emphasized protecting democracy and the Constitution, advocating for voting based on love, brotherhood, and fundamental rights. He called for justice and against oppression, urging voters to reject dictatorship and support "Yuva Nyay, Naari Nyay, Kisaan Nyay, Shramik Nyay, and Hissedari Nyay." Welcoming first-time voters, he declared the fifth phase a pivotal step towards change, with a new beginning from June 4.

08:41 AM(1 month ago )

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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: As Phase 5 voting begins, know key candidates in fray

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Voting for the fifth phase of the General Elections 2024 is underway in 49 constituencies across six states and two Union territories. The voting is underway in Maharashtra, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Ladakh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The fate of as many as 695 candidates including some prominent Ministers and MPs will be sealed today. Read More...

08:05 AM(1 month ago )

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Lok Sabha elections phase 5: PM Modi urges women and young voters to turn out in large numbers

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on women and young voters to participate in large numbers in today's fifth phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. "As 49 seats across 8 states and UTs go to the polls today in the 5th phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, urging all those whose constituencies are polling today to vote in record numbers. I especially call upon women voters and young voters to exercise their franchise," the PM stated in a post on X.

07:30 AM(1 month ago )

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Polling begins on 14 LS seats in UP -- Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Rahul Gandhi in fray

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Polling has commenced for the fifth phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh, with 14 Lok Sabha constituencies casting their votes on Monday.

The constituencies participating in this phase include Mohanlalganj (SC), Lucknow, Raebareli, Amethi, Jalaun (SC), Jhansi, Hamirpur, Banda, Fatehpur, Kaushambi (SC), Barabanki (SC), Faizabad, Kaiserganj, and Gonda.

In the 2019 elections, the BJP secured victories in 13 of these constituencies, with Raebareli being the sole exception.

A total of 144 candidates are contesting in these 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh.

Prominent political figures whose outcomes will be determined in this phase include Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, contesting from Lucknow, Union Minister Smriti Irani, seeking re-election from Amethi, and Rahul Gandhi, running from Raebareli.

07:29 AM(1 month ago )

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Voting begins in fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls, several bigwigs in fray

Posted by: Poonam Singh

 Voters in 49 Lok Sabha seats in eight states/UTs, spanning Ladakh to Odisha, and UP's Awadh and Bundelkhand to bustling Mumbai and its surroundings, began heading to polling stations on Monday to exercise their franchise in the fifth phase.

Union Ministers Rajnath Singh (Lucknow), Piyush Goyal (Mumbai North), and Smriti Irani (Amethi), Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (Raebareli) and National Conference's Omar Abdullah (Baramulla) are among the 695 candidates in the fray.

The seats in the fifth phase include five each in Bihar and Odisha, three in Jharkhand, 13 in Maharashtra, 14 in UP, seven in West Bengal, and one each in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Voting for 35 seats of the Odisha Assembly will also be held in the state's second phase of simultaneous polling.

According to the Election Commission, around 9.47 lakh polling officials have been deployed to facilitate balloting by 8.95 crore voters - 4.69 crore males, 4.26 crore females and 5,409 third-gender - across 94,732 polling stations.

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