Voting began on Sunday, May 12, across 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over six states. New Delhi will also vote in the sixth phase. An estimated 10.17 crore voters will decide the fate of 979 candidates, including political bigwigs Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, Congress leader Digvijay Singh, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir and AAP leaders Atishi and Raghav Chadha.
Voting will take place in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, eight each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, seven seats in Delhi and four in Jharkhand.
The national election is taking place in seven phases. The polling dates for national election 2019 are April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Results for the Lok Sabha election 2019 will be declared on May 23.
AAP leader Raghav Chadha alleges conspiracy
South Delhi candidate of Aam Aadmi Party Raghav Chadha alleged that BJP workers are moving around in a polling booth in Sangam Vihar in BJP scarves, alleging that a few of them voted four times. At least 8-10 people have been identified while one has been caught. "Ramesh Bidhuri (BJP candidate) is losing badly so is indulging in such tactics," he said.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee casts vote
39.74% voter turnout till 2 pm
Phase 6 polling: The overall voting percentage till 2 pm stands at 39.74 per cent.
- Bihar: 35.22 per cent
- Haryana: 39.16 per cent
- Madhya Pradesh: 42.27 per cent
- Uttar Pradesh: 34.30 per cent
- West Bengal: 55.77 per cent
- Jharkhand: 47.16 per cent
- NCT of Delhi: 33.65 per cent
Poll violence grips West Bengal
Poll violence continues in West Bengal in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019. An incident of firing has been reported from Kesh after a scuffle also broke out between BJP workers and TMC workers at polling booth number 254 in Bankura after BJP alleged rigging by TMC workers.
Rahul Gandhi casts vote, says love will win over BJP's hate
Congress President Rahul Gandhi voted at a polling booth in Delhi. After casting his vote, The Congress leader highlighted a few key issues including demonetisation, farmer woes, GST and corruption in Rafale. "Narendra Modi used hatred in the campaign and we used love and I am confident love will win," Gandhi said.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi after casting his vote: The election was fought on key issues including demonetization, farmer problems, Gabbar Singh Tax and corruption in #Rafale. Narendra Modi used hatred in the campaign and we used love and I am confident love will win pic.twitter.com/gE1BgvQzPc— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi arrives to cast his vote
Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrived at NP Senior Secondary School in Aurangzeb lane to cast his vote in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections.
Manoj Tiwari casts his vote in Delhi
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief and the party's candidate from North-East Delhi Manoj Tiwari voted at a polling booth in Yamuna Vihar. He is up against Congress's Sheila Dikshit and AAP's Dilip Pandey.
AAP leader Atishi casts her vote
The AAP candidate from East Delhi Lok Sabha seat, Atishi, after casting her vote at a polling booth in Jangpura. She is up against BJP's Gautam Gambhir and Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar casts his vote
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar casts his vote at a polling booth in Karnal.
Polling percentage till 9 am
Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia casts his vote
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia after casting his vote at a polling booth in Pandav Nagar in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Maneka Gandhi gets into argument with Mahagathbandhan candidate Sonu Singh
An argument breaks out between Union Minister and BJP's candidate from Sultanpur, Maneka Gandhi, and SP-BSP-RLD candidate Sonu Singh after Gandhi alleged that Singh's supporters were threatening voters.
Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit casts her vote
Former Delhi CM and Congress's candidate from North-East Delhi, Sheila Dikshit after casting her vote at a polling booth in Nizamuddin (East).
UP Minister Sidharth Nath Singh casts his vote
What happens inside a polling booth?
At your service! #KnowYourPollingStation— Election Commission #DeshKaMahatyohar (@ECISVEEP) May 12, 2019
There will be 3 polling officials inside the Polling Station who will support you in your voting exercise. #GoVote #IndiaElections2019 #DeshKaMahatyohar #GotInked #Phase6 @ceoup @CEOBihar @ceojharkhand @CEOWestBengal @CeodelhiOffice pic.twitter.com/BMtUqpVeMp
BJP East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir casts his vote
BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir casts his vote at a polling booth in Delhi's Old Rajinder Nagar. He is up against AAP's Atishi and Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely.
Virat Kohli casts his vote in Gurugram [PHOTO]
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli after casting his vote at a polling booth in Gurugram.
BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur casts vote
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur after casting her vote. Digvijaya Singh is the Congress candidate from the constituency.