51 seats spanning across seven states are voting on Monday, May 6, for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019. An estimated 8.75 crore voters will decide the fate of 674 candidates, including political bigwigs Rajnath Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Smriti Irani.
Voting will take place in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, seven seats each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar and four in Jharkhand. In Jammu and Kashmir, polling will take place in Ladakh constituency and Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag seat.
Voting for phase 5 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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Polling percentage till 3 pm
- Bihar : 44.08 per cent
- Jammu and Kashmir :12.86 per cent
- Madhya Pradesh : 48.76 per cent
- Rajasthan : 49.50 per cent
- Uttar Pradesh : 43.07 per cent
- West Bengal : 61.01 per cent
- Jharkhand : 51.07 per cent
Total Percentage : 48.38
40.56 per cent voting till 1 pm
- Bihar : 32.27 per cent
- Jammu and Kashmir : 11.35 per cent
- Madhya Pradesh : 42.77 per cent
- Rajasthan : 42.58 per cent
- Uttar Pradesh : 35.15 per cent
- West Bengal : 50.78 per cent
- Jharkhand : 45.98 per cent
Total: 40.56 per cent
Here is the interim voter turnout today in #Phase5 of #LokSabhaElections2019. (Updated till 1 PM)— Election Commission #DeshKaMahatyohar (@ECISVEEP) May 6, 2019
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Age no bar: 109-year-old casts her vote in Rajasthan
109-years-old Chawli Devi casts her vote at a polling booth in Nohar, Rajasthan.
Actor Ashutosh Rana after casting his vote in Madhya Pradesh
Actor Ashutosh Rana after casting his vote at polling booth number 105 in Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh.
27.13 per cent voting till 12 pm
- Bihar : 20.74 per cent
- Jammu and Kashmir : 6.09 per cent
- Madhya Pradesh : 29.76 per cent
- Rajasthan : 29.40 per cent
- Uttar Pradesh : 22.96 per cent
- West Bengal : 33.64 per cent
- Jharkhand : 29.49 per cent
Total: 27.13 per cent
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Madhya Pradesh man arrives to vote after father's last rites
A man arrives to vote in Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh after his father's last rites earlier today.
Voting percentage till 11 am
Woman, 105, casts vote in Jharkhand
Phase 5 voting: A 105-year-old woman casts her vote in the fifth phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections 2019 at a polling booth in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.
What happens inside a polling booth?
At your Service! #KnowYourPollingStation— Election Commission #DeshKaMahatyohar (@ECISVEEP) May 6, 2019
There will be 3 polling officials inside the Polling Station who will facilitate you in Voting. #GoVote #IndiaElections2019 #DeshKaMahaTyohar @ceoup @CEOBihar @ceojharkhand @CeoRajasthan @CEOMPElections @SveepL @CEOWestBengal @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/7dQhkuHnyO
Voter turnout till 10 am
- Bihar - 11.51%
- Jammu & Kashmir - 1.36%
- Madhya Pradesh --13.18%
- Rajasthan -- 14%
- Uttar Pradesh -- 9.85%
- West Bengal -- 16.56%
- Jharkhand -- 13.46%
Total -- 12.65%
BJP candidate Jayant Sinha arrives to cast his vote
Union Minister and BJP candidate from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, Jayant Sinha, arrives at a polling booth to cast his vote.
EVM broken in Bihar's Chhapra
An individual, identified as Ranjit Paswan, was arrested on charges of vandalising an EVM machine at polling booth number 131 in Chhapra, Bihar.
Polling percentage till 9 am
Phase 5 Lok Sabha elections in numbers
Militants lob grenade at polling booth in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama
A grenade attack took place at Rohmu polling booth in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. No injuries took place in the reported attack.
'No water, no vote': Madhya Pradesh village threatens to boycott polls
Voters in Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur district decided to collectively boycott polls due to the inaction of the authorities on the issue of water scarcity in the area. A local said, "We walk 3-4 km daily to collect water. Protested last year as well but nobody pays heed."
PM Modi urges to vote in record numbers in phase 5 today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to urge voters to participate in large numbers in the fifth phase of polling in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections.
"Requesting all those voting in today's fifth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to do so in large numbers. A vote is the most effective way to enrich our democracy and contribute to India's better future. I hope my young friends turnout in record numbers," PM Modi tweeted.
Requesting all those voting in today’s fifth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to do so in large numbers.— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 6, 2019
A vote is the most effective way to enrich our democracy and contribute to India’s better future.
I hope my young friends turnout in record numbers.
Polling begins on 51 constituencies
The general elections 2019 have reached its fifth phase of voting. An estimated 8.75 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Political bigwigs such as Congress president Rahul Gandhi, his mother Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore and Smriti Irani are up for election in the fifth of the seven-phased Lok Sabha polls today.