72 seats spanning across nine states are voting on Monday, April 29, for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019. An estimated 12.79 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir. Prominent among them are Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Giriraj Singh, former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, former Union Minister Milind Murli Deora. Voting for phase 4 will begin at 7 am and continue till 5 pm at all polling booths.
Polling for the seven-phase election ends on May 19. The counting of votes will be held on May 23.
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SP fields Tej Bahadur Yadav to contest against PM Modi
Samajwadi Party (SP) gives a ticket to Tej Bahadur Yadav, the BSF constable who was dismissed from service after he had released video last year on the quality of food served to soldiers, to contest from Varanasi constituency against PM Modi.
Shatrughan Sinha files nomination from Patna
Congress candidate Shatrughan Sinha files nomination from Patna Sahib constituency Bihar.
40 of your MLAs are in touch with me: PM Modi warns Mamata Banerjee
As India votes for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, PM Modi attacks West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying: "Didi, on 23 May, the day of results, the lotus will bloom everywhere and your MLAs will leave you and run. Even today, Didi, 40 of your MLAs are in contact with me." PM Modi was addressing a rally in Serampore -- a town close to Kolkata.
Watch: Sadhvi Pragya breaks down while meeting Uma Bharti in Bhopal
BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, breaks down while meeting senior BJP leader and Union Minister Uma Bharti in Bhopal.
Polling percentage till 1 pm
- Rajasthan - 44.51%
- Uttar Pradesh - 34.19%
- Madhya Pradesh - 43.38%
- Bihar - 37.71%
- Jharkhand - 44.90%
- Maharashtra - 29.18%
- West Bengal - 52.37%
- Jammu and Kashmir - 6.66%
- Odisha - 35.79%
Stone pelting near polling booths in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam
Several incidents of stone pelting took place on Monday (April 29) in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir where polling is underway for election to the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, reports news agency PTI.
Salman Khan casts vote
Actor Salman Khan casts his vote at a polling booth number in Bandra, Maharashtra.
The Bachchans cast their votes
Actor Amitabh Bachchan, wife Jaya Bachchan, son Abhishek Bachchan, and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan cast their vote at a polling booth in Juhu, Mumbai.
23.48% voter turnout till 12 pm
An estimated voter turnout of 23.48 per cent is recorded till 12 pm for the 4th phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Voting is underway in 72 constituencies spread across 9 states.
Thackerays cast their vote in Maharashtra
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray, his wife Rashmi Thackeray and son Aditya Thackeray after casting their vote at a polling booth in Gandhi Nagar, Maharashtra. BJP's candidate from Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha seat Poonam Mahajan was also present.
Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar cast their vote
RBI Gov Shaktikanta Das, Anil Ambani, HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh cast vote in Mumbai
Anand Mahindra casts vote, says even coalition govt should work towards growth
After casting his vote in Malabar Hill in Maharashtra, Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group said, "We all have been infected by the virus of progress and growth. Even if a coalition government comes, it should work towards progress and growth of the country."
Kangana Ranaut casts vote
Phase 4 polling: Actor Kangana Ranaut after casting her vote at a polling booth in Khar.
Sunny Deol files nomination from Punjab's Gurdaspur
Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol files his nomination as the BJP candidate from the Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency in Punjab. His brother and actor Bobby Deol accompanied him.
SC to hear plea filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev against PM Modi tomorrow
Supreme Court is set to hear a petition filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev, seeking urgent and necessary directions to the Election Commission, against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah over alleged violations of electoral laws.
Here's why you should exercise your voting rights
Interesting facts: At a time when India votes for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha 2019 elections, Game of Thrones, the biggest show in the world, airs its 3rd episode. Here is what PIB tweeted:
Anupam Kher casts vote
Actor Anupam Kher casts his vote at a polling booth in Juhu.
Maximum City participates in voting
Aamir Khan, wife Kiran Rao cast their votes in Maharashtra
Actor Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao after casting their votes at a polling booth in St Anne's High School in Bandra, Maharashtra.
Watch: Clash erupts between TMC and security forces in Bengal
A clash erupted between Trinamool Congress party workers and security personnel outside polling booth number 125-129 in Asansol constituency. The incident happened after a disagreement erupted between BJP and CPI(M) workers after TMC workers insisted on polling despite the absence of central forces.
#WATCH Clash between TMC workers and QRF and security personnel outside polling booth number 125-129 in Asansol, after disagreement erupted between BJP & CPI(M) workers after TMC workers insisted on polling despite absence of central forces. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/wmTE97gY4i— ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2019
Naxal-affected area votes for 1st time in Jharkhand
In a first, polling is being conducted for the first time at a booth in Jagodih area of Jharkhand's Palamu constituency. It is a Naxal-affected region.
Phase 4 polling: 10.27% voter turnout till 9 am
An estimated 10.27 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Phase4 of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 across 9 states.
BJP delegation to meet EC over poll-related violence in Bengal
A BJP delegation including Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Vijay Goel, Anil Baluni and others will meet the Election Commission of India on Monday, April 29. They will be reportedly raising the issue of unstable polling conditions in West Bengal.
Polling percentage till 9 am
- Rajasthan - 11.20
- Uttar Pradesh - 9.01
- Madhya Pradesh - 11.11
- Bihar - 10.76
- Jharkhand - 12.00
- Maharashtra - 5.87
- West Bengal - 16.89
- Jammu and Kashmir - 0.61
- Odisha - 8.34
90-year-old woman casts vote in Madhya Pradesh
A 90-year-old woman casts her vote at a polling booth in Madhya Pradesh's Shahdol.
Madhuri Dixit casts vote
Phase 4 Lok Sabha elections: Actor Madhuri Dixit casts her vote at a polling booth in Juhu.
BJP MP Babul Supriyo's car vandalised in Asansol
Babul Supriyo, BJP MP candidate from Asansol, was on his way when his car was vandalised in Asansol. A TMC polling agent says, there is no BJP polling agent here.
Watch: TMC workers and security forces clash in West Bengal
TMC workers clashed with security personnel at a polling booth in Asansol constituency of West Bengal.
#WATCH Clash between TMC workers and security personnel at polling booth number 199 in Asansol. A TMC polling agent said, 'no BJP polling agent was present at the booth.' BJP MP candidate from Asansol, Babul Supriyo's car was also vandalised outside the polling station. pic.twitter.com/goOmFRG96L— ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2019
Villagers in Asansol boycott polls, police lathi-charge protesters
Voters in Asansol Lok Sabha constituency of West Bengal protest alleging that there is no deployment of central forces at this booth. Voters are not voting and demanding deployment of central force at this polling booth. Electors also engaged in arguments when state police reached the polling booth. The state police resorted to lathi-charge the party workers who were sloganeering and creating a ruckus. Violence erupts in Jemua area in Asansol Parliamentary constituency. The supporters of the BJP were shouting slogans when a few people attacked them with bamboo sticks. The situation is under control now, as per reports. The police forces were rushed to the spot due to prevailing tensions in the area.
Priyanka Chopra casts her vote
Urmila Matondkar casts vote
Congress MP and high-profile candidate from Mumbai North, Urmila Matondkar, casts her vote at a polling booth in Bandra.
Lok Sabha Phase 4 polling
Voting yet to begin in Maharashtra booth
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath casts his vote
Phase 4 polling Lok Sabha elections: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath casts his vote at a polling booth in Shikarpur, Chhindwara.
Phase 4 voting: 72 constituencies go to polls
As many as 72 Lok Sabha seats spread across nine states are voting today for the fourth phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019. The polling in all the 72 Lok Sabha parliamentary constituencies will begin at 7 am and continue till 5 pm at all the polling booths. Around 12.79 core voters in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir will decide the fate of 972 candidates.
Phase 4 polling will be held in 72 constituencies:
- Rajasthan - 13
- Uttar Pradesh - 13
- Madhya Pradesh - 6
- Bihar - 5
- Jharkhand - 3
- Maharashtra - 17
- West Bengal - 8
- Jammu and Kashmir - 1
- Odisha - 6